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    Budget Travel: 5 Days in Hamburg, Germany

    1. Shannon @ Financially Blonde

      April 28th, 2014 at 9:22 am

      I have never been to Hamburg, Germany, but I love posts like this because it makes me want to go there now. And I love finding free museums and activities when I travel, it is not only a great way to keep travel costs low but you get to learn about the local culture.

    2. Stefanie

      April 28th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      First hand travel accounts are my favorites. They give me so many ideas and inspire me to save so I can go myself!

    3. Melanie@Dear Debt

      April 28th, 2014 at 9:48 am

      I have never been but have heard great things! So glad you got to see your bf and have a nice trip. Glad you are back too 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience in the cities, and about your travel hacking venture!

    4. Stefanie

      April 28th, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks Melanie. It was so great to be together, even just for a little bit.

    5. Michelle

      April 28th, 2014 at 10:15 am

      Love your recap and your pictures. I’ve never been but I would love to go! 🙂 Looking forward to the next one.

    6. Stefanie

      April 28th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      I’ve got two more to go… 😉

    7. John @ Sprout Wealth

      April 28th, 2014 at 10:39 am

      Sounds like a great trip Stefanie! I’ve been to Hamburg and remember that it was beautiful. but it has been quite a few years since I’ve been there. The last time I was there it was around the same time of the year and remember the rain. The other time was right before Christmas, and other than being cold, it was much better. Looking forward to the other recaps. 🙂

    8. Stefanie

      April 28th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      I imagine it gets quite cold. That’s the thing I kept thinking about (especially in the Netherlands), everyone bikes, but it’s cold most of the year.

    9. E.M.

      April 28th, 2014 at 11:23 am

      Great pictures! That park looks absolutely lovely. I’m glad you got to spend time with your boyfriend while enjoying the city. I also love that you put your hood up and marched on regardless of the sign that was up! I’ve never been anywhere overseas, but posts like these give me ideas for future travel.

    10. Stefanie

      April 28th, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      I really hope you get the chance to travel overseas at some point. It truly is a magical experience.

    11. Shannon @ The Heavy Purse

      April 28th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

      Love the recap, Stefanie. It looks you had a great time in Hamburg and it appears to be a really beautiful city. I always love the old world feel and rich history of visiting European cities. I love walking around exploring cities too, sometimes that is the best way to really experience a new place. Looking forward to the next stop of your tour!

    12. Stefanie

      April 28th, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      Yes that old world feel is so fantastic. I wish we had more of that here.

    13. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

      April 28th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      I’ve only been to the airport. 🙂 Great recap. I love to just stroll cities too and take in all the architecture, but I had a similar problem in Iceland where the weather didn’t make that very easy.

    14. Stefanie

      April 28th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

      Weather can make SUCH a huge difference in your experience. I always feel bad when I see tourists in New York sloshing through the snow or rain.

    15. Liz

      April 28th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Looks like a beautiful city. I’ve never been to Germany. Can’t wait to see the next part of your trip!

    16. Stefanie

      April 29th, 2014 at 11:36 am

      It really was, I had no idea what to expect, so I was pleasantly surprised.

    17. Debt and the Girl

      April 28th, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      I’ve never been to Germany but I’ve always wanted to go! (This post isn’t helping.) I like that you ventured into the “red light district” – I’d be curious too. One of my favourite, budget-friendly things to do when travelling is to watch the street performers. They can do such amazing things!
      Looking forward to reading more about your trip!

    18. Stefanie

      April 29th, 2014 at 11:34 am

      Yes, I LOVE street performers. Talent is EVERYWHERE!

    19. Travis @debtchronicles

      April 29th, 2014 at 6:58 am

      “I am ein Hamburger!!” Sorry, that just popped into my head as I was reading the post. 🙂 Looks like you had a great time. Everytime I’ve traveled across an ocean it seems to take me FOREVER to get accustomed to the new time zone. Did you have any jetlag?

    20. Stefanie

      April 29th, 2014 at 11:34 am

      I’m just now readjusted, but it took me a full week. I was getting up at 5am and falling asleep by 8pm when I first got back.

    21. Maria

      April 30th, 2014 at 12:18 pm

      Sounds like an amazing trip! Can’t wait to hear about the next part 🙂

    22. Stefanie

      April 30th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      It was, and it all culminates in Amsterdam 🙂

    23. Athena

      May 3rd, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      Such a neat and intimate look at a new place. I’ve never thought to want to travel to Germany but you make it look like a blast!

    24. Stefanie

      May 4th, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Now that I’ve been to Hamburg I really want to check out the rest of Germany. I’ve heard time and time again what a stunning country it is.

    25. Angel marth

      June 19th, 2015 at 9:11 am

      Ready for HAMBURG DAY TRIP

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    27. Bruno B

      November 16th, 2016 at 10:01 am

      My experience in Hamburg was great – better than expected actually – and the Christmas Markets were great. Overall I think it’s a very cool city but the main sights for me were the Miniature World (just wow!) and the canals, awesome sights there.

    28. Stefanie

      November 16th, 2016 at 1:50 pm

      I’d love to see it at Christmas! And agreed. Hamburg was a pleasant surprise 🙂

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