After the blissful christmas holiday in Stralsund, Me and Falko left double loaded (our luggage, which I of course overpacked+gifts) to Hamburg to celebrate new year's evening with friends. As it was first time for me to visit this beautiful city, even though we were all very tired from the night before, we forced ourselves to stand up early and explore the city. Even more, when we were extremely lucky to have sun in the early afternoon. It seems Hamburg is very well known for its rainy and often unpredictable weather changes. However, as mentioned above, we enjoyed a full day without a drop of rain. Ok, it was quite cold and foggy, but this only adds charm to the winter.
Suprisingly, lot people were out to enjoy their first day of the year in the city. If sincerely, I expected it to be full of garbage from last night and empty, because one thing that I have learned in Germany is that holidays are holly here: everyone at home. everything closed, streets nearly empty. Shortly, you might feel yourself being like in some weird horror movie. Contrary to that, harbor area was so full, that it was difficult to pass by people. Although, hereby, I should admit that I do not wonder what attracted them to here. Despite the coldness, it was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Furthermore, all tourists want to take a look on the port of Hamburg, which is the second largest port in Europe (After the port of Rotterdam) and if we believe wikipedia, tenth largest worldwide.
Everything was adding to the festive mood.The brick buildings being decorated for the fest and looking over the Elbe, ravishingly reflected on the water surface. The gorgeous christmas tree still decorated floating on the Elbe, Glüwein and bratwust huts all along the river side, what can one wish more.
So, hereby I will share with you some pictures of this beautiful day and wish you very happy year ahead. Make it memorable, worthy and happy for you.