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Hamburg Fun 2017

On the way home from our Pokemon adventures in Oberhausen last year we stopped for a few days in Hamburg!

We explored Planten und Blomen park which is one of my favorite parks. It goes on forever, has lots of flowers and water and fun things to explore. 

These spun around and were kind of like an optical illusion thing






Walking over the water





A fun playground in the park!




I don't know that Raymond had as much fun as I did as I was playing on all the things. But there were no kids around so I could do all the things!

In the conservatory


Lots of fun plants

And a cactus room!







The conservatory from outside

Fun water!

And more fun!


We also went to spy on the new Elbphilharmonie. You have to get a ticket, but they are free to go to the viewing deck on the top. 

Hamburg from the top!





Always playing Pokemon!

Stormy clouds

We had a public transportation day pas so we decided to ride the ferry around

So much fun!

















It looked like it would be super stormy, but it wasn't that bad. It was rainy the one evening so we were looking up things to do and found there were still cheap tickets for the ballet - Chopin Dances - so we headed down to that. It was a lot of fun! Lots of small segments, though I think I enjoyed it more than Raymond as the scenes were a bit silly. 


Our last day we had found that there was a free lunchtime concert at Symphoniker Hamburg so we went to check it out. 

Luckily we managed to get a seat and Raymond a beer

Though we couldn't really see the musicians. It was 4 pieces - an accordion, a violin, a double bass, and a piano. I don't think I have ever heard an accordion play classical music and when we got the program I thought that is an odd assortment of instruments, but it sounded great. It was really nice and I would definitely go back for more lunchtime concerts. So much fun!

And lunch at Happen Pappen - a daily veggie bowl which was so so so good! Then off to the train station to come home. It was a great trip to Hamburg. I didn't take any photos of other foods we ate, but we ate such good food while we were there, had all the cultural experiences, and it was great! 

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