It’s hard to love a city on a rainy day.
During my stay in Berlin, Germany (more here and here), I had the pleasure of taking a short excursion to the city Hamburg. Only about two hours north-west from the capital city by train, Hamburg is Germany’s second largest metropolitan area and is home to Europe’s second largest container port.
Although it was unseasonably warm (like 50 degrees!), it was a dark, gray, foggy, rainy day in Hamburg, which made me not want to linger long. Honestly, I didn’t do much in Hamburg other than walk around the Rathaus (town hall) area and visit the Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic) building, so I don’t have much to say about the city. Also, to be even more honest, given the dreary conditions, I was pretty eager to just get back to Berlin (which, to be most honest, was also super gray and rainy. Side note — I literally only saw the sun for less than 1 hours’ time during my weeklong stay in Berlin!!).
Regardless, Hamburg looks kind of interesting, so instead of complaining about the weather and my lack of city adventures there, I will leave you with a few pictures of this port city: