My first German vacation was more as a journalist visting the fall of the Berlin Wall in ’89 and so that doesn’t officially count as a single girl travelling in Germany. It was in 2003 that I decided to return to Germany and while many friends in travel forums talked about safety for a woman in Germany I decided that my training and self confidence made it possible to take the train throughout the country with no distractions and I really enjoyed the country on my vacation in Germany.
I started my last travel adventure in Hamburg which is Germany’s second-largest city. Its superb merchants’ houses and incredible promenades, international musicals, modern shopping malls and St. Pauli district give Hamburg a truly cosmopolitan feel.
A whisp of the exotic clings to the warehouse district and the city’s trademark canals. With its many glorious parks and gardens, Hamburg is also known as Germany’s greenest city. I spent many hours enjoying the fine shops and restaurants and music halls and was never far from a old fashioned beer hall where traditional costumes decorated the delicious German nightlife. Hamburg has more than 50 museums offering an informative, fun and educational experience, from the Museum of Art and Craft to special exhibitions in the Bucerius Art Forum to the miniature railway wonderland in the warehouse district. From Ernst Barlach House to the Hamburg Dungeon, there is no limit to art in Hamburg.
My favorite memories are the rolling foothills of the Alps in southwestern Germany near the Swiss Austrian border. Many of the old-school border guards have disappeared due to the European Union and the greenery caused swelling tears in my eyes as I recalled my visit to the state watching the downfall of Communism. A safe and enjoyable country, Germany has captured my heart many times since my first visit.
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