This time we visit Hamburg, the Bergische Land region, the island of Neuwerk and Heidelberg
Hamburg’s centrally located harbor date back to the Middle Ages and is a major economic center linking the North and Baltic Seas. Today the city is also Germany’s capital of musical theater.
Hamburg’s proximity to water was crucial to its development. The city has some 2,500 bridges. The port is the largest in Germany. A highlight of harbor tours is the historical Speicherstadt warehouse district, which is full of listed buildings from the 19th century and continues to store goods from around the globe. Visitors can also sample tea and coffee here. Among Hamburg’s other attractions are the Binnenalster lake in the downtown area.
Hamburger native and singer Gönül Kaya recommends a visit to the HafenCity, the La Chance café and the University of Music and Theatre.
The Bergisches Land region has a centuries-old history of mining. Organized tours of a former pit, Silberhardt, show visitors what conditions were like for those who dug up silver ore so many years ago.
Neuwerk officially belongs to Hamburg, despite being 100 kilometers away from the city. Visitors to the tiny island surrounded by the mud flats of the Wadden Sea can look forward to untouched nature.
Celesté, Alistair, Amy, Kadin and Leanne are from New Zealand. During their tour of Heidelberg, they visit the famous castle and the oldest university in Germany.