Boat tour on the river Elbe
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We almost missed our train because I got us on the wrong bus! We had to RUN down Konigstrasse with our bags. The bus did eventually go to the train station, but we might miss the train. So we ran instead. We ran straight to our track and the train hadn't left yet. We had about one minute before departure when Michele noticed our train was on a different track! *&%#! Quick! Down the steps, under the tracks back up the steps, wait for us! We jumped on the nearest car just as the doors were closing. That was close! Way too close! I wanted to get there early so we could get breakfast before we left. So much for that idea! (I don't think Michele has forgiven me yet!) The train was full and people were even sitting in the space between cars.
We arrived in Hamburg late and on a different track. Wolfgang and Ute were there to meet us and fortunately I knew what they looked like! They had visited my parents last fall and invited me to visit on my next trip. They agreed to meet us in Hamburg so we could tour that city first.
After the tour we walked up to St. Michaelis Church. We couldn't go in the church because they were about to have a Good Friday concert, but we could go up the tower. And this one had an elevator! We got great views of the city and harbor. On the way back to the car we walked along St. Pauli Landungsbrucken - a floating shopping and dining area near the Red Light District.
On the way out of town, we passed a bombed church that was left in its ruined state as a Memorial for WWII. We didn't stop, though. And then we were home a little over an hour later. We had a nice cup of tea and off to bed. Our Easter Holidays had begun.