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A Taste of Hamburg – In Photos

When we weren’t working hard at Canada House for the Reeperbahn festival, we were eating hamburgers and exploring Hamburg. We were lucky to have two great friends to serve as our tour guides and show us the interesting sights of Germany’s second largest city.

The port in here is the most significant economic unit of the city.  It is the third biggest in Europe and stretches for kilometers along the River Elbe.

Hamburg Port in Action


The Mighty Hanjin Freighter


A Cyclists Perspective


An old German WWII U-Boat now serves as a museum on the River Elbe

U-Boat Museum


Canals wind through the downtown buildings

The Canals


St. Nikolai Cathedral in the Autumn

The Cathedral of St. Nikolai


A sunset view on the TV tower from the Skybar Hotel

Skyline at Sunset - Hamburg, Germany


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  1. Amazing pics, Hamburg seems like a beautiful place. Loved the first pic and that tilted one in particular.
    Thanks for this taste, it will linger in my mouth for long!
    Have a wonderful weekend Pete:)
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  2. Hamburg is the city where Jess and I took our first trip together :) Looking at your photos brings back lovely memories. Love the shot of the canal.
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  3. Nice photos. A lot of people say that Hamburg isn’t that interesting but it looks like a nice city.
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  4. Very pretty; I like the one with the bike in front of the container ship. Two extremes. :)
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  5. Wow. I love that none of the photos reveal what season it is. I can’t tell if it’s freezing or baking hot. Love the canal pic.
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  6. Lovely photos, and I especially love the one of the canal winding through buildings :)
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  7. Great pics. I liked the U-Boat there is a very similier museum in San Francisco. Well worth a visit!
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    • Thanks James. Actually seeing the U-Boat kind of took me by surprise. My Grandfather told me a story many times how he was attacked by the German U-boats when he fought for the British Navy and his ship sunk, luckily he survived. To see one reminded me of him and his stories.

  8. Beautiful shots of the port and harbours, very well done!
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  9. I’ve never been to Hamburg – maybe next time. I like the photo of the imposing cloud right over the barge. The next one of the bike in front of another barge has a nice perspective.
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  10. I read the title wrong and was totally expecting to see all kinds of photos of yummy hamburgers! I’m slightly disappointed now…. hahaha
    Looks wonderful! I’ve never been :)
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  11. Love these photos – so moody. I’ve always wanted to go to Hamburg.

  12. Great photos. The u-boat museum sounds interesting, did you go check it out?
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  13. Wow. The tower looks just like the CN tower in Calgary, Alberta. Weird.
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  14. Great photos! Never been here before, but it certainly looks nice.
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  15. You make Germany look so beautiful. I love the photo of the canal.
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  16. Love what HDR does with clouds! Only had one day in Hamburg, wish I’d had more.
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  17. Looks like an awesome city – can’t wait to check it out!
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  18. Nice photos!! I was in Hamburg in the winter and didn’t get the best impression of the city – but that was mostly due to the weather. Enjoy your time in Germany!! I just love Berlin!
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  19. dear god- stop it with the amazing photos. I’m serious, I can’t look at your site without being totally jealous! (but for real- love them, guys!)
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  20. I like how the clouds cooperate so beautifully in the second photo :)
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  21. Stunning photo essay, I felt like I just walk through Hamburg with you.
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  22. I really love the pictures, but my experience in Hamburg wasn’t so good. I remember it as very grey and sad. It must have been because I went there as a school exchange program!
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  23. I’m so excited that someone would capture my home town so beautifully!! Stunning pictures. But then again it’s a GREAT motif :D thanks for this!
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