Hamburg–Beautiful markets in a beautiful city

Hamburg was a revelation to me. For most of my life I knew only that it was a port city with a rather seedy district called the Reeperbahn and also that the Beatles got their start there (almost 50 years ago!).

Christmas in Hamburg–at long last!

Hamburg at last! I say that because my journey here was not quite what I predicted. My flight from New York to Frankfurt went well enough. I was happy to see a few Christmas trees in the airport and quite charmed when one of the people who worked there came round passing out samples of […]

Hamburg’s Christmas markets on the horizon

Ever since launching this blog there’s been a question about whether I’d make it over to Germany for the 2010 Advent season and I’m happy to report the decision to go has been made, airline tickets have been booked, and I’m in the middle of planning an itinerary.