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Unplanned Stay in Hamburg

overcast 6 °C

Wake up Nannie a big day ahead chortles my husband. But I think I need coffee first to understand the instructions and german place names we are to visit.
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First stop are the wharves from which John's ancestors, Jens Frederik Jessen Rosendahl and his brother Neils Christian Jessen Rosendahl migrated on a ship to Australia in 1871.
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After a stroll along the river, our next stop is a food street...lunchtime. So many eateries and restaurants within a couple of blocks, many of which are Portuguese. This was another experience of German pastries and bakeries and they all look delicious. Quiche and salad was the healthy choice of the day.
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Walked off lunch to visit a beautiful church. There are so many churches across Europe so expect a few photos. They have amazing architecture considering many were built in the 1300's.
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We noticed many, many locks attached to the small bridges over the canals and later found out that it was the practise of lovers to place the lock and throw away the key. Mmmmmmmm think we tossed our key sometime ago, but then again I married a Locke...go figure.
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After walking the central shopping area we met the markets. These are truly something that Australia could learn from, although weren’t so keen to try the raw sardines and onion on a roll !!!!!!
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Sausage of every variety seems a favourite
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Our favourite was the hot red wine, rum, sugar and spices
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Stopover on train home was the “ red light area” but not so exciting.
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We finished a wonderful day and felt like we had really experienced the attraction to Hamburg .

Posted by BioC12 13:07 Archived in Germany

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