Hamburg: Zum Alten Lotsenhaus

On my last night in Hamburg, J and I walked to this restaurant near her house to have another of Hamburg’s local specialties: sole with north sea shrimps. It was a beautiful evening, it had been a cloudless day and it was still pretty warm even though the sun was setting. The restaurant is located pretty near the ferry station Neumühlen which connected residents of the area all the way to Landungsbrücken Brücke 3 in the city. Continue reading

Hamburg: Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher

During my research on places to eat in Hamburg, Alt Hamburger Aalspeicher kept popping up as a recommended place to have Hamburg specialties, in particular, eel. In general, being so near the sea, Hamburg is well known for its seafood like white fish, shrimps and eel. At first, I was not really sure on how to get to this restaurant. I did not have 3G in Hamburg which made navigating a little tougher, especially on tourist maps. However, during my walking tour, we actually walked right past this restaurant and I recognized the exterior from the millions of pictures that I had seen during my research. The location turned out to be really convenient too! It is actually located just across the bridge leading to Hafen city and the old warehouses (where the Hamburg dungeons and miniature museum is) and it was the perfect lunch place while waiting for my turn to be allowed into the museum. Continue reading


And now we’re on to Hamburg! So I didn’t spend my entire two weeks in Europe in Switzerland (though I would not have minded so much). I made plans to visit a friend in Hamburg (which is only a short plane ride away). It was my first time to the city and I really enjoyed myself ALOT. Hamburg has a nice mix of old and new and despite the grey weather, it is quite an exciting city to be in.  Continue reading