My Lonely Trip to Hamburg
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May 2nd, 2003 – by: ariwardani
Actually, I was a bit sad because of two reasons. First, Kiel is a small city at far north of Germany which I thought I would gain nothing fun there. Secondly, nobody from my group join me in that interview. It means that I would do the internship without my friends.
In short, early in the morning, I went to Freiburg main station and jumped to ICE train that would bring me to Kiel. As I had surveyed before my departure, I decided to stop by in Hamburg. Actually, there were two options available: Hamburg or Bremen. Both cities were very interesting and deserved to be observed. Unfortunately, I had to choose because, as usual, there was no time to do sightseeing on both cities.
Hamburg is a big haven city. From what I read, it is the second-largest container terminal in Europe after Rotterdam. It is among the world's busiest transhipment ports as the gateway to the markets in north, central and eastern Europe. Also, as the bridge between continental Europe and the rest of the world. Furthermore, it plays the role as the most important overseas port for Scandinavia and central/eastern Europe.
Soon after I arrived, I went to St. Nikolai church. I'm kind a freaking maniac to see European churches. Every town that I visited, I will definitely go to its church or cathedral if there is any.
St. Nikolai reached its golden times during 1874 to 1876 as the tallest building on earth.
There was another church to see; St. Michael. I didn't go there. That was a great loss because it is the main landmark of Hamburg. From 132 m tower of St. Michael, one can view the whole panorama of Hamburg city and the harbour. I did not go to Reeperbahn either which is famous for... find the answer by yourself :)
Though, I am glad I had the chance to do a short city tour around Hamburg. Next time, if I travel to Germany again, surely I will visit this city for more sightseeing. So, aufwiedersehen Hamburg!
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