It’s been a few days since I got back from my first little summer trip, which I kinda got from my mom as a gift for passing all exams and finishing my bachelor’s degree. We’ve been thinking about north Germany for a while, so a week after my graduation we got on the road. We spent there 5 days at 4 different places – Hamburg, Zingst, Rügen and Berlin.
We spent the first day in Hamburg, where the most admired things were the brick houses and huge cargo port. The whole city can be walked in one day and to the port we took one of the guided cruise ships. There is also a tunnel under the river Elbe, by which you can get to the other side and see the whole city. We were quite lucky because the famous boat Queen Mary, which I last saw in Florida five years ago, was anchored there.
The second destination was a little seaside town Zingst.
We weren’t actually able to get into the sea because of the wind and even the temperature wasn’t that high, but we had a great time walking on the beach. I loved the wind shelters, which my mom remembers from the time she was a little kid. It’s quite interesting that the sun sets at about midnight here, because it’s quite in the North. Apart from a few agile retirees, there was absolutely no one, so that was great as well:)))
After that, we shifted to the island Rügen, which I love probably the most.
Thanks to the white cliffs and ice-cold sea it reminded me of England, which I admired as much this island. There was a great view of of sea from the top of the lighthouse and when we were going back to the car, we passed a huge area of some purple flowers (which was full of bees, so we ran away quite fast).
And at the end of our roadtrip, we ended up in Berlin, where I had never been before.
A must-see is the memorial of the murdered jews, where we got lost 3 times and couldn’t find each other for about fifteen minutes. On the other hand, I was quite disappointed from the Berlin wall, I expected it much bigger and in better condition. We were on feet the whole day, walking through the old town, including the Brandenburg Gate, which we saw twice – once during the day (with thousands of japanese tourists) and once at night (with only three japanese tourists).
And that is the end of our little trip. In case you were planning on something similar, let me know, I could give you some tips:)
I just got back from Norway, so stay tuned for the next post!
Have a wonderful summer all!