Okay, I’ll come out and say it now: I didn’t eat any Hamburgers in Hamburg. Feel free to leave now, if that’s what you were here for (or go look at the one I ate in Cologne the day before I went to Hamburg).
I’m going to just straight to my accommodation at Hotel Bremer Hof, a short walk from the Haptbahnhof, in the dodgy direction ;) My single room was € 40.00 per night for a single room with bathroom. No breakfast, but there was free wi-fi! :)
After a train trip along the Rhine, I arrived in a drizzly Cologne, for the first time having to find my own way to the hotel without Rish’s help :) Fortunately, Cologne is extremely well signposted for tourists, and I knew I had to get to Neumarkt and Rudolfplatz to find Hotel Flandrischer Hof, which I’d booked for 105 Euro for 3 nights through bahn.de…
Gummi on the pillow each morning won me over – you can buy these at Aldi here! (more…)