Short trip to the port city of Hamburg

My boyfriend, my brother and I are huge Game of Thrones fans. For all those who don't know what I'm writing about: this is a series that you should definitely watch. ;-)

If only because of the soundtrack. And that's exactly why we traveled to Hamburg, because Ramin Djawadi and his orchestra lured with concentrated serial music.

I did a lot of research in advance about the accessibility of the city, which I always do very carefully before traveling. Hamburg is advertised as a good destination for wheelchair users. There are many information sites, city guides and tips from locals.

All in all and from what I have seen, experienced and explored, I can agree. Hamburg and wheelchair, that goes together. What bothered me, however, was a lot of cobblestones and that not all subway stations are barrier-free. Here you have to inquire in advance so that you don't experience a nasty surprise. We then decided to walk or take a taxi back.

We stayed at the Scandic Hamburg Emporio. A very large hotel in a good location. Our room was very spacious and ideally wheelchair accessible, except for a few details. The mirror in the bathroom was mounted too high. As so often... And the bed pad was much too soft and slipped extremely. This makes transitioning and turning in bed very difficult.

What was particularly great:

A very nice receptionist from Tyrol, who recognized us immediately ;-) Greetings at this point.

We looked at a lot in the 2.5 days. It was particularly nice in the Planten & Blomen Park. I love parks, trees and flowers. Impressive the port, Hafencity and the warehouse district. And of course the Elbphilharmonie. Tip: On the platform of the Elbphilharmonie you have a great view over the harbor and the city. Of course we also visited the Reeperbahn, which shocked me more than it excited me. So many homeless people, drug addicts and incredibly dirty. We were probably there at the wrong time. Mondays at 8 p.m., there is no party mood and my wheelchair needed a general cleaning afterwards.

To cut a long story short: Hamburg is a great city in which I would definitely like to exhibit. There are many great galleries and an interesting art scene. So if anyone knows someone who knows someone...

June 01, 2018 — Tina Hötzendorfer
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