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  • hello and greetings from the northern port  city of hamburg germany this is where sam  

  • and i kicked off our recent trip across germany  and while we only had one full day to explore  

  • we hit the ground running ready to eat see and  do as much as possible after a solid night's  

  • rest we seemed to have kicked the jet leg and we  spent our day exploring the red brick warehouses  

  • of spiderstadt touring the port by boat eating  our fill of pickled herring taking part in a  

  • chocolate making workshop and a whole lot more  the following is our hamburg travel guide and  

  • in this video we're going to be sharing 10  things to do in hamburg during your visit

  • we just had to stop and pose in front of the  coffee bean because you're a major coffee  

  • lover right i had four cups this morning so  that's how you get over jetlag my friends  

  • and we're just loving walking around  the city in the morning it's quiet  

  • it's calm so we're just getting a feel for what  hamburg's all about it's pretty impressive so far

  • okay so right now we are walking around the area  known as schweicherstadt in hamburg and that means  

  • city of warehouses and as you can see around me  we're seeing a lot of red brick buildings it's  

  • a very historic part of the city an old part of  the city and this was actually built as a free  

  • port where people could transport goods without  paying customs so yeah we're really enjoying it  

  • just walking around seeing the architecture even  though it's a very gray day and it's kind of rainy  

  • i feel like the red brick buildings really  stand out and you can enjoy it even more so  

  • later on we're actually going to be taking you for  a boat tour so you can see the city from the water  

  • but so far excellent first impressions  we're having a great time here in hamburg  

  • is located within the huffin city  corridor and it's probably the image  

  • of hamburg germany that comes to  mind when you hear the city's name  

  • the buildings here date from 1883 to 1927 and  they are works of art these warehouses have  

  • towers alcoves and cranes that were once  used for loading goods on and off boats  

  • they stand on timber foundations along the canals  and they're about as magical as warehouses get

  • hello so this is the most impressive view that  i've seen so far from the port area i just  

  • can't believe the diversity of boats you can see  here you have everything from small river boats  

  • to working cargo vessels to even  a few different american style  

  • there's a mississippi river boat here so you  kind of have a little bit of everything going on

  • then it was time to ride the ferry  which if you're on a budget is a  

  • pretty great way to see hamburg from the water

  • so right now we are riding the ferry just around  the harbor to kind of see the city from the water  

  • we're on line 72 which kind of does  like a triangular route so you can  

  • stay on and get off at the same spot  if you want to and also it's based on  

  • the honor system so you buy your ticket  but you don't actually show it to anyone  

  • maybe sometimes somebody will come on board  and check but otherwise you know just get your  

  • ticket get on board enjoy the journey and no one's  really going to bother you and yeah so far so good

  • once we got off the ferry we walked over  to the entrance to the old el bay tunnel  

  • this place was quite the sensation when it first  opened as it connected central hamburg with the  

  • docks and shipyards making the commute to work in  one of the world's biggest harbors so much easier

  • so we just finished crossing the old elbe tunnel  which goes underneath the north arm of the elbe  

  • river and yeah it's a pretty cool unusual  attraction they have these massive elevators  

  • with wooden doors it dates back to the year 1911  and it's actually open 24 hours a day for cyclists  

  • and pedestrians you can actually also get vehicles  going across also there's like spiral staircases  

  • in there so you can kind of admire the structure  of the elevator taking passengers up and down  

  • so yeah i really liked it it's an unusual  tourist attraction but worth visiting if  

  • you're kind of like in the harbor area and  you want to get to the other side of the river

  • then it was time for lunch and you know how much  we enjoy sampling the local cuisine when we travel  

  • no trip to hamburg would have been complete  without trying a pickled herring sandwich  

  • lunchtime here by the water today's lunch is all  about the fish specifically herring today we went  

  • for one marinated and fried herring sandwich  so yeah i'm gonna take my first bite of this  

  • my fried marinated herring this is that this is  the one that the guy recommended when i was like  

  • what's your special team so here we go

  • oh the crunch

  • i really like that wow i haven't had herring  in so long yeah mine is like sweet and sour the  

  • perfect mix of sweet and sour so i'm just  so excited to try the bismarck pairing we  

  • first tried this at stralzen like four or five  years ago absolutely loved it it was i think  

  • the official food of the city there classic  dish in the northern part of germany where  

  • you're close to the sea can't wait to try this  first bite guys i want to get some onions too

  • there's just a lot going on with that flavor  first thing i want to mention is just the  

  • quality of german bread so good then you sink  into the fish nice and sour actually the onions  

  • add a little bit of sweetness to it overall  delicious lunch and if you're coming to hamburg  

  • make sure to have one of these sandwiches  before you hop on ferry or any kind of  

  • tourist boat see the city yeah which is just  going over your shoulder that's kind of cool  

  • we'll be going on that next  actually about 45 minutes to wait  

  • and we're on a boat we sure are we are gonna be  taking a one hour tour with bark hassan meyer  

  • and we're going to be seeing basically all the  attractions that you can find along the river  

  • there are 46. look at that i feel like this is  going to give us the complete layout of hamburg

  • there are numerous boater operators  to choose from so you'll have lots  

  • of options depending on your budget and  how long you want to be out on the water  

  • we ended up doing the classic one  hour tour with barcos and meier  

  • they have one daily departure in english from  april to october otherwise the commentary isn't  

  • german but they do give you a booklet that has  information on all the landmarks along the route

  • i can tell you my favorite part of the river  cruise hands down was getting intimate and  

  • up close with the working port now we got so  close i could actually see the cranes loading  

  • and offloading the containers it was amazing  and my goodness those ships were enormous like  

  • when you get that close to them you just feel  like like an end standing next to goliath  

  • all right guys a bit of a different activity now  we have arrived at choco bersom where we're going  

  • to be making our own chocolates essentially i'm  pretty excited about this i'm a huge chocolate  

  • lover it's a 90 minute experience and first you  kind of go through the history of chocolate learn  

  • about the cocoa bean and then you actually have  the opportunity to make either milk chocolate  

  • or a dark chocolate bar we're both going for  milk chocolate yeah and with three special  

  • ingredients a fun experiment because  we got to choose three ingredients each  

  • so yeah we're going to show you the  process and it's our turn let's go wow

  • yeah you know what the hardest thing  was choosing the three ingredients  

  • they all look so good so i ended up  i'm gonna dump it on here and show you  

  • so i got white chocolate coconut and the  special ingredient of the week was ginger  

  • so the cool thing is you just grab it and  sprinkle it on if you wish and it's good to go

  • shredded coconut cranberries and a maritinithink it's like some kind of cookie now that  

  • sounds decadent tonight  now i'll show you mine here  

  • mine has white chocolate chips coconut and ginger

  • after creating our own personalized  chocolate bars we continued with the  

  • tour and got to sample chocolate  at different stages of production  

  • hamburg's chocolate museum is a super fun  experience for anyone with a sweet tooth

  • all right guys dinner time we're actually eating  here at our hotel because they have an on-site  

  • restaurant called nemi and it's an israeli and  middle eastern inspired restaurant but they also  

  • have like typical dishes like a hamburger since  we're in hamburg visiting we are in hamburg sam  

  • has gotten a hamburger but in the meantime  we're enjoying some delicious rustic bread  

  • with lemonade which is a really yummy like  yogurt sauce with olive oil and spices  

  • and olives it is delicious the  perfect little starter here  

  • okay so my main dish is here i am super excited  for this this is the jerusalem platter we've  

  • basically got a bed of hummus spread across the  plate some roasted red peppers a chicken that  

  • smells delicious we have tahini we've got spices  you might even have onions in there there's a lot  

  • of magic going on and my mouth is just watering  looking at it so let's dig on in what a combo huh

  • so good transports me right  back to our trip through israel  

  • back in 2013 eight years ago a couple years  back crazy okay sam hey i'm in hamburg  

  • how could i not have a hamburger the birth of  the hamburger was here in case you were wondering  

  • great reasoning yeah well let's take a look at  this baby so i'm going to show you what's under  

  • the hood first look at that we got lettuce we've  got it's pulled beef here a whole beef burger  

  • yeah that is a beautiful burger everything is  just so soft and a little dab dab for your lips  

  • all right let's try this what  appears to be sweet potato fries

  • cooked to perfection right to perfection  i should say it was a good meal

  • after dinner we went for an early  evening stroll around hoffen city  

  • meandering the canals and checking out all  the different types of vessels on the water  

  • eventually that led us to the elbe  philharmonic hall also nicknamed the alfie  

  • we wrote the elevator up to the plaza  level for panoramic views over the city

  • okay so for today's sunset we decided to come  to the el philharmoni plaza plaza i think it  

  • is a mouthful enough for you it kind of is it's  like the elb river philharmonic yes center it's  

  • a place for concerts and all kinds of performances  um and apparently it's really hard to get tickets  

  • like they're always sold out it's very sought  out to come and see a performance at this place  

  • so we just went up to the eighth floor to enjoy  the views we figured it would be a nice place at  

  • sunset today is a bit of a gray day so we didn't  get any spectacular colors but it's really cool  

  • because you can walk all around and get 360 degree  views of the port area the city you can see the  

  • ferries coming and going and also the architecture  is quite modern like as you can see it has a  

  • beautiful glass exterior and then on the plaza  level again more like curved glasses that act  

  • as doors and then coming down the escalator it's  just it feels like you're heading into a spaceship  

  • so it's a really cool building i really  like it and who knows maybe one day we'll  

  • get to see some kind of concert here but today  it's not the day let's continue with our tour

  • we ended off the evening in this miniature world  that's kind of hard to put into words but really  

  • you just have to see it to understand it  

  • so we just finished visiting miniature  wonderland which is a very interesting place  

  • so you kind of go inside this historic building  and they've got these like scale models of real  

  • cities around the globe it's kind of like visiting  a place without really going there or like at  

  • least getting an idea of what a city or different  part of the world looks like yeah sometimes you  

  • have a bit of a bird's eye view and other times  a distinct vantage point where you can see  

  • the like the layers of a bridge bridges and  mountains in the background it was pretty cool  

  • like i really enjoyed the scenes from switzerland  or like down in bavaria and it was like ah  

  • i'd like to visit some of those places  so yeah it was a really interesting spot  

  • i think also it's probably a lot of fun if  you're visiting with young kids i feel like  

  • they would definitely enjoy it and there were lots  of families with young children and they're just  

  • loving it and they even have trains like model  scale trains going around through these cities  

  • fun for the whole family fun for the  whole family that was our evening activity  

  • last but not least during our visit to hamburg  germany we stayed at the altus hafenumt which is  

  • part of 25 hours hotels the hotel is located  in a historic neo-gothic red brick structure  

  • that also happens to be the oldest building in  huffin city but inside the rooms are completely  

  • renovated and super modern and that is our  travel guide to hamburg in 24 hours we hope this  

  • itinerary gave you a few ideas of the things  you can see eat and do during a short visit  

  • if you have any other suggestions of things  to do in hamburg germany feel free to share  

  • those with fellow travelers in the comments  below and lastly if you enjoyed this video  

  • don't forget to like subscribe and we'll see  you soon with more travels in germany cheers

hello and greetings from the northern port  city of hamburg germany this is where sam  

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