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Germany in July, 2008

Germany in July, 2008Trip Plan

Trip Plan Tags: 
adventure,
train trip,
family,
couple
Destinations: 
Berlin,
Europe,
Germany,
Hamburg,
Netherlands

My boyfriend's father lives in Hamburg with his wife and 4 children. My boyfriend will go to Germany about a week and half before I do. When I arrive, I'll get to meet the family (yay!) and then we are off! I have a little more than a week to see Germany. Obviously, we'll start in Hamburg and spend a day or two there. Then, we are heading to Amsterdam for a day!! (We're SO close~it'd be a shame not to see it!) The rest of our trip is focused on the Rhine region with a quick visit to Berlin.

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See + Do Coffeeshops, Amsterdam

First things first: Marijuana is not fully legal in the Netherlands, although possession and consumption of small amounts are tolerated—a prime example of... more

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See + Do Anne Frank House, Amsterdam

Even if you've heard the story of Anne Frank time and again, a visit to the house is a must. You'll be surprised at how emotional a walk through the secret... more

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See + Do Reeperbahn, Hamburg

A tangle of streets in the bohemian St. Pauli district down by the riverbank, the Reeperbahn is notorious throughout Europe as one of the Continent's biggest... more

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See + Do Wallringpark, Hamburg

A mini-railroad connects this quartet of parks—the Grosse and Kleine Wallanlagen parks, the Planten un Blomen flower garden, and the Alter Botanischer... more

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Nightlife Sharon Stonewall Bar, Berlin

This small pink bar with retro wallpaper and black leather couches projects icons of gay Hollywood on the wall: Silent companions to your evening are films... more

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Nightlife White Trash Fast Food, Berlin

The newest incarnation of this ultrapopular restaurant/bar/club/live-music venue (it also operates the tattoo salon next door) is by far the biggest and best:... more

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Eating Prater, Berlin

Berlin's oldest biergarten (it dates to 1837) seems like it could seat half of Berlin: It encompasses nearly an acre of blond-wood tables and benches. Its... more

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See + Do Eastern Berlin, Berlin

Remnants of the Berlin Wall are few and far between these days, and most locals are happy about that. Nostalgia for the former German Democratic Republic,... more

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See + Do Government Quarter/Tiergarten, Berlin

Tiergarten, Berlin's version of Central Park, is also the name of the neighborhood that includes the Regierungsquartier (Government Quarter). Per square mile,... more

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See + Do Charlottenburg, Berlin

When the Wall went up, Charlottenburg became the commercial heart of West Berlin, as it remains today. The Lehrter Bahnhof is the point of entry for many... more

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Nightlife East, Hamburg

A designer-duds crowd fills the multi-leveled space at the East hotel, in an unassuming street right off the main drag of the Reeperbahn. Designed to within an... more

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See + Do Tierpark Hagenbeck, Hamburg

Founded in 1848, this sprawling zoo was the first to introduce moated—rather than gated—animal exhibits, and is now home to over 360 species. It... more

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