Hamburg, Germany in June
June is a great time of year to visit the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, Germany.
27 June 2010 was a beautiful and sunny early-summer Sunday. However, the city was relatively empty as most were at a bar, a restaurant, anywhere with a screen which would show a football match. It was no ordinary football match, as Germany defeated England 4-1 in the knockout stage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
At a latitude of 53 degrees North, 17 hours of daylight in late-June are accompanied by clear blue skies and warm temperatures. There’s lots to do in these summer conditions, including:
- Hop on a ferry on the Elbe river to see the activity around the Port of Hamburg
- Walk along the canals or “Fleets” (German Wiki)
- Take in a photography exhibition at the Deichtorhallen
- Ride a boat through the Fleets, the Speicherstadt (warehouse district) or through the Alster lakes
- Stop for a drink or a bite to eat in the Sternschanze neighborhood (description in German)
I made the photos on 26 and 27 June 2010. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress (fotoeins.com).