Jul 242014
A Day in Munich's Viktualienmarkt

I love German cities, how the touristy bits are often right around from the markets. Oh and I love markets. So when we wandered into the Viktualienmarkt in Munich, I was happy to explore. It is a big place and has a number of sections, though the rough categories fall into meat, fresh foods and […]

 July 24, 2014  Posted by at 9:45 pm Munich Tagged with: , ,  2 Responses »
Jun 252014
Hamburg from above

So many cities in Europe have a tall place to look down at the city from. Hence the from-above series on Ctrl-Alt-Travel. This post is Hamburg. To get these views, you need to go to the top of the tower at St. Michel’s church. Often you need the TV Towers, but increasingly we are encountering […]

 June 25, 2014  Posted by at 9:06 pm Hamburg Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Apr 132014
Wandering Hamburg's Speicherstadt

Hamburg is a port city from one end to the other. The Speicherstadt, storage-city, is an area of town composed of towering brick warehouses in lines between canals. The area has been renovated in recent memory to have bars and entertainment options, but the old feel of the area remains. Quick History The Speicherstadt was […]

 April 13, 2014  Posted by at 3:44 pm Hamburg Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »
Jan 192014
Climbing the Reichstag Building

The Reichstag Building in Berlin is the seat of the German Parliamentary group and one of the more recognizable buildings in the city. It is right around the corner from the Brandenburger Tor and once sat just barely on the western side of the dividing wall. An old facade conceals a modern center. The building […]

 January 19, 2014  Posted by at 9:17 am Berlin Tagged with: , ,  2 Responses »
Jan 052014
Greenhouses at the Berlin Botanical Garden

I really like Victorian era greenhouses. Not necessarily the plants, although they can be neat, but mostly the architecture of the buildings. The Victorian age saw a lot of the European countries sending out explorers with an interest in the world and a home population craving for them to bring it back. The late 1800’s […]

 January 5, 2014  Posted by at 10:33 am Berlin Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »
Dec 022013
Isemarkt - Market under the Tracks

I am a big fan of street markets and a sucker for nostalgia. When we planned to come up to Hamburg for a weekend from Berlin, Isemarkt popped into my mind immediately. The market part of that urge is understandable. Isemarkt is a long open-air European style market in Hamburg which stretches out between two […]

 December 2, 2013  Posted by at 9:36 pm Hamburg Tagged with: , , ,  1 Response »
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