This post is written by Katie about her first night in Hamburg on the way to Copenhagen.
After arriving at Hamburg Hbf, I walked over to the Hamburg Generator hostel. I had stayed at this hostel last fall for IROS, so I knew its faults coming in. It was interesting coming back to a city for the third time in less than a year and coming back to stay in the exact same place.
Check-in was quick and easy since everything had already been paid on Agoda. I was assigned room 230, which I believe is the exact same room I was in last time!
After settling into my room – which actually had a functioning locker at this Generator – I went out to the REWE grocery store in a mall by Alster Lake. I bought a salad, two breads, milk, and guacamole for 7.02€. I’m not sure if that supermarket was just expensive, or whether Hamburg is that much more expensive than Berlin.
|View from my dinner perch|
I took my dinner out to the lake, and found a much more active scene by the lake than last fall. Many people were out just chilling around the lake. I found a nice perch from which to enjoy my dinner and views of the lake.
|There were many people chilling by the lake tonight.|
After I finished my feast, I walked over to see the Rathas as well as the many food stalls set up in it’s square. Then I started to walk around Lake Alster, but decided based on the wind and clouds that it would likely rain soon. With this in mind, I headed back to the hostel. On the way back I enjoyed watching trains come and go from Hamburg Hbf.
Once back at the hostel, I got my laptop and headed to the lounge area to blog, plan out tomorrow, and set up slides for tomorrow in case I need them.