Tuesday, 10 July 2018


WEDNESDAY Lauenburg - Hamburg (approx. 55 km) 
Elbe-Rad-Touristik takes us to the naughty city
(I am borrowing liberally from the excellent guide by Elbe Rad Turistik our brilliant organisers. www.elbe-rad-touristik.de)

' On the eastern side of the Elbe you soon reach Geesthacht. The city is located in the southwest district of Herzogtum Lauenburg. It has almost 30.000 inhabitants, is the largest town of the district and one of the oldest settlements in the region. It was first mentioned in a documentary in 1216. It was famous because of Alfred Nobel who invented here in his powder factory the dynamite. 
Then you continue on the Elbdamm past many small villages and reach Hamburg. Experience Hamburg on a city tour or take a boat tour to see the historic warehouse district - the largest continuous warehouse complex in the world. Beautiful parks in Hamburg offer opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

The lively Hanseatic City has something to offer for everybody - on Sunday mornings at the fish market or late at night in Sankt Pauli. For the rest of the time it is a tough call between a harbour tour, a warehouse district tour, visiting museums and the art gallery or enjoying one of the outstanding musicals in the evening.' 

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