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Hip Hamburg

I have been wanting to get to Hamburg for twelve years. The city has eluded me until just two weeks ago when I hopped on a train  for the 250km (158 mile) trip from Berlin and made Hamburg the 171st city I have visited. This Northern Germany city is 610 miles (380 miles) from Munich and 365 km (227 miles) from Frankfurt. Aesthetics Getting off the train in Hamburg, I was struck by  two things. Firstly, how flat Hamburg is and  secondly how much water the city has. Officially, known as Free Harbour City of…

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