|In Hamburg, it is illegal to insult swans, thus making it cool.|
Well, it's high time you get out of Scandinavia. Don't want to get snowed into the region if you want to keep your toes. Heading south, you'll hit Germany. And Hamburg is a convenient stop. Lucky for you it has some pretty statues and a rich history.
|Pictured: Justice triumphs over the Hamburglar.|
Your train gets on a boat. It's...a train...on a boat.
At least for a minute or so, you are on a train. On a boat. Savor the moment, check it off your bucket list, and then they make you go above deck and enjoy the sunshine. Eventually you have to get back on the train (it's on a boat, did I mention?) and the train drives off the boat into the ocean, if you're unlucky. Or maybe back onto the track. And you eventually get to Hamburg!
In the city, you will find some iconic buildings, like the Chilihaus. It's supposed to look like a boat.
|The pessimist's corner office.|
|Art in motion!|
|At least it can serve as a daycare; children of the city will be able to see opera for free!|
But I feel sure this modern aesthetic will go flawlessly with the rest of the buildings along the river.
|Almost looks like liberty.|
And, as long as you're in Hamburg, you will have no choice but to go to Reeperbahn. If you talk to locals, some of them will tell you the area isn't cool anymore. But if you are looking for signs advertising table dancing, or very normal dance clubs filled with music you will recognize from America, or for stag parties of 20 dressed as batman, you can find all of the above!