Friday, July 10, 2015

Kiel for Hamburg, Germany 9May2015

Port of Kiel is about 100km 
north of Hamburg, Germany.

Olympic sailing competition 
has been held in Kiel twice.
For Berlin in 1936
and Munich in 1972.

It is known as city of sail
as well as ship/submarine building 
industry in German history.

We have been to Hamburg before
long long times ago
and remember it as a nice city
to revisit.

We took a ship's tour
for Hamburg and Elbe river cruise.

Sailing into Port of Kiel

A large lake in Hamburg city centre 
that is actually part of Elbe river.

 Head office building of Hapag-Lloyd, 
one of the biggest shipping container company,
also owns and operates passenger cruise liner like 
ms Europa, one of the most luxurious cruises in the world.

 Boys will be boys! ^^

 super luxurious mansions along side the river

 One hour river cruise was quite pleasant with
 local snacks served on board
except one Asian tourist kept smoking 
at the back of the rather small boat.

Yep, he was told not to but 
he played dumb and pretended
 to speak only one language which is Japanese. ;(

 People playing a kind of basketball on a kayak.
Looks like fun!

Reeperbahn in Sankt Pauli.
One of the largest red light district in the world.

According to our tour guide, 
it is bigger than the one in Amsterdam.

This police office building became famous for
 one of the Beatles member, Paul, had to stay one night
for destroying hotel room in the band's early days in 1960.

 This particular street is allowed only for men.
Curious female tourists are trying to peep in.

St. Michael's Lutheran church is the most famous in the city

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