June 27, 2007

Shopping spree at the Europa Passage

The Europa Passage is the newest shopping opportunity Hamburg has to offer. There has been a huge buzz about the mall long before it was actually being built. But now, finally, it is here for all of you to enjoy.

The Europa Passage hosts 110 shops of various size and prize range. You can find pretty much everything from books to make up over fashion and souvenirs here. Do try it out and plan in a pit stop at Lavasani on the ground floor for some tapas and a nice view on the passing crowds.

Opening times:

10am - 8pm on Monday to Wednesday and Saturday
10am - 9pm Thursday and Friday

The Cafes and restaurants are open daily until 11pm.

How to get there: Check out this page.

And the best thing is: Even if it rains in good old Hamburg, you can still shop at the Europa Passage staying dry and happy! Check out the Europa Passage website in English!

Visit Hamburg changed it's outfit

Hello visitors,

Firstly my apologies for not updating this blog as regularly as I should have. To make up for this, I have remodeled the blog and given it a new look and feel. I hope you like it!

Happy Hamburg-ing!
The Visit Hamburg Crew (aka Sarah)

May 24, 2007

Some facts about Hamburg

With 1.7 million inhabitants, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and one of the 16 federal states of the Federal Republic of Germany. Hamburg is both a city and a state.

Economically and culturally Hamburg is also the centre of all Northern Germany. 3.5 million people live in the metropolitan region of Hamburg - for them, Hamburg is a shopping and cultural metropolis.

With 755 square kilometers, the city area is seven times bigger than Paris and two and a half times bigger than London. As a result, Hamburg's living and housing standards are particularly high.

With 30 square meters of living space per person, Hamburg has the biggest average living space of all major cities in the world. As much as 14% of the city area is made up of green spaces and recreational areas.

Hamburg has 2,302 bridges - more than Venice and Amsterdam combined. With over 90 consulates, Hamburg is second only to New York City in the world.

As a trade centre, Hamburg has always been outward-looking, and this has shaped the mentality of the inhabitants of Hamburg.

October 16, 2006

July 14, 2006

Café Wien

One of my favorite cafes/bars is the Café Wien on the Inner Alster Lake directly in the City Center. This nice little Cafe is actually a little boat on the lake with a winter garden that is bright and sunny. In the cafe you can sit comfortably on sun chairs or couches and enjoy the view over the lake, watch swans paddle by and enjoy a nice range of drinks and food. Well worth a visit in between a long day of shopping and/or sightseeing or late at night for a cocktail!

So far I cannot present any pictures, but do stay tuned, they will follow soon. In the meantime check out www.cafebarwien.de - the official Café Wien website.

Café Wien
City, Ballindamm,
Phone 040 - 33 63 42