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Taking Photos With Your Smartphone: Tips & Tricks For Best Results
Taking Photos with your Smartphone: Tips & tricks for best results

Almost all the photos on my Instagram account and this website are taken with my iPhone. Although I also own a "real" camera from Canon, but my smartphone is still my favourite, at least when I'm taking photos in town.…

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Staycation In Hamburg: Where I Go On Vacation In My Home Town
Staycation in Hamburg: Where I go on vacation in my home town

You can't travel all the time... You don't have to. At least not if you live in Hamburg. To satisfy your wanderlust a subway ride or a few minutes by bike is usually enough. A "staycation" in Hamburg is a…

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Hamburg On Rainy Days: A Few Tips On How To Have Fun When The Weather Is Lousy
Hamburg on rainy days: A few tips on how to have fun when the weather is lousy

Every day sun? Beautiful, but also boring in the long run. Hamburg on rainy days, on the other hand, has many facets: there might be downpours, drizzle, sleet showers, cloudbursts, wafts of mist... But seriously, what are rain jackets and…

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Urban Streetart In Hamburg: Favorite Art Pieces Out Of The Spray Can
Urban Streetart in Hamburg: Favorite Art Pieces out of the Spray Can

Hamburg's best art exhibitions can be found on the streets. On facades and walls in places like the Sternschanze, Altona, the Gängeviertel, St. Pauli or Ottensen. No entrance fees, no price tags, rich colours, great motifs. Some come and go,…

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Local Food From Hamburg: A Culinary Voyage Of Discovery Through The City
Local Food from Hamburg: A culinary voyage of discovery through the city

How does Hamburg taste? Which specialities are served to the locals on their plates or in their glass - and where is the best place to enjoy them? Curtain up for a bit of food porn from Hamburg!   TEXT &…

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Sitting Outside In Hamburg: Cafés & Bars That Are Most Beautiful In The Sun!
Sitting outside in Hamburg: Cafés & bars that are most beautiful in the sun!

Breakfast outside, a beer on the beach or an Apérol Spritz at sunset? When the weather is fine, Hamburg is unbeatable. Here comes my ultimate hit list: Cafés, pubs, restaurants and bars - not just for North German midsummer night dreams!  …

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Beautiful Subway Stations In Hamburg: Design From The Underworld
Beautiful Subway Stations In Hamburg: Design From The Underworld

Who likes to stand on platforms and wait for the train? Me! At least when I'm at one of the most beautiful subway stations in Hamburg. Then even an impatient person like me won't mind waiting... Let's go underground in…

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11 Things Hardly Anyone Knows About Hamburg’s Alster Swans
11 Things Hardly Anyone Knows About Hamburg’s Alster Swans

Soon it will be that time of the year again: Hamburg's Alster swans will swim from their winter quarters, the Eppendorf Mill Pond, back to the city centre. Swans are the lucky charm of the city. According to a legend,…

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A Weekend In Hamburg: The Elbville Formula For Two Perfect Days!
A Weekend In Hamburg: The Elbville Formula For Two Perfect Days!

You want to spend a weekend in Hamburg, but are still looking for the perfect plan? Here's the formula: Shopping, going out, sightseeing - selected tips for a weekender that normally only my friends get if I can't take care…

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Hamburg’s Beautiful Windows: Where To Get Perfect Frames For Photos!
Hamburg’s Beautiful Windows: Where To Get Perfect Frames For Photos!

Windows are the souls of rooms and they give a frame to the view outside. During my wanderings through Hamburg, I have noticed many beautiful windows. This time I will share nine glassy highlights with you that give your photos…

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Hamburg For Lovers: Top Tips For Romantic Places To Make Hearts Tremble
Hamburg For Lovers: Top Tips For Romantic Places To Make Hearts Tremble

With a kiss, more than 100 billion nerve cells come to life and up to 12 calories are burned in the fire of love! Hamburg is a romantic place and there are a lot of opportunities to enjoy some of…

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Where Hamburg Is Like Venice! A Compendium Of The City’s Most Beautiful Canals
Where Hamburg is like Venice! A compendium of the city’s most beautiful canals

Venice, please don't take this the wrong way, you old lagoon city in the north of Italy! You're a magical place. But do you know that here, in the north of Europe, you have an equally beautiful sister named Hamburg?…

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Walk On The Bright Side: Legendary St. Pauli Bars & Pubs In Daylight
Walk on the Bright Side: Legendary St. Pauli Bars & Pubs in Daylight

Most people only know St. Pauli bars and the Reeperbahn district during the night. Some might still be around when the sun is rising and the first birds are chirping. But then acute tiredness or a beginning hangover usually have…

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These 21 Places In Hamburg Have Been Immortalized In Songs
These 21 places in Hamburg have been immortalized in songs

It's amazing how many songs have been written about Hamburg - even more amazing is the fact that many of these songs are dedicated to specific places in this city. No doubt, St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn are probably the…

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Keane, Tocotronic, Édith Piaf: My Huge List Of Hamburg Songs
Keane, Tocotronic, Édith Piaf: My huge List of Hamburg Songs

There are so many Hamburg tunes! So far I have collected over 60... Listen to my growing Spotify-list of songs dedicated to or involving the city of Hamburg. Traditionally, Hamburg has been associated with a number of sea shanties, added by…

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Hamburg Brick Architecture: 12 Highlights Made Of Beautiful Clinker
Hamburg brick architecture: 12 highlights made of beautiful clinker

Hamburg is a red city. Brick architecture dominates the scenery in many places. I can hardly think of a metropolis that knows how to put bricks on top of each other in such a creative way - for centuries. Ready…

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Hamburg’s Best Views: 9 Places You Wouldn’t Want To Miss!
Hamburg’s best views: 9 places you wouldn’t want to miss!

Cities are best viewed from above. The following list will take you to places that I think belong to the greatest highlights of Hamburg. Let yourself be inspired - my list of Hamburg's best views has something for every occasion: for…

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Staircases In Hamburg: Hunting For Photogenic Spirals
Staircases in Hamburg: Hunting for Photogenic Spirals

Staircases are the calling card of a building. All you have to do to see them is go inside. But where in Hamburg do you find the most beautiful spirals among them? In this small guide I'll show you nine…

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Plotagraph: How To Make Animated Videos Or GIFs From A Single Photo
Plotagraph: How to make animated Videos or GIFs from a single photo

Plotagraph is a relatively new APP for iPhones that I have been using to create and post a few animated photos on my Instagram account. Every time I do so, I get a lot of messages from you guys asking…

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Vintage Street Photography: Hamburg’s People And Places During The Seventies
Vintage Street Photography: Hamburg’s People And Places During The Seventies

A little while ago I stumbled across a great Flickr Gallery showing beautiful vintage street photography in Hamburg at the beginning of the 1970s. I am a nosy parker. So I contacted the guy who took the pictures. Heinrich began…

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Beautiful Floors In Hamburg & The Locations They Belong To
Beautiful Floors In Hamburg & The Locations They Belong To

Part 1 Is it possible to explore a city by means of floors? Why not! The Dutch Instagram account "I have this thing with floors" gave me the idea of photographing beautiful floors in Hamburg. Ever since I lower my…

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