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Ali & Jase’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 12 Dec 2019

Location: Lübeck to Hamburg to Bremen, Germany

MapIt's Thursday so this must be Lübeck. Yes it's getting a bit like that. We breakfasted at a cafe, before doing the Tourist Information's self-guided walking tour of Lübeck. Lübeck is a pretty town and was part of the Hanseatic League for many years. The tour took us past some pretty bits but unfortunately without a lot of commentary. It was clear to see that the town had been very rich though, with lovely municipal buildings, merchant houses and a plethora of almshouses. The town has a beautiful old gatehouse, which is leaning in various places at some rather alarming angles, but the Germans don't seem to think it's about to fall down.

From there to Hamburg where we aimed straight for Miniatur Wonderland, a recommendation from Fay (she must have read about it, we don't think she's ever been). Well what a surprise! For starters it was indoors whereas the other miniature villages we have visited previously we all outdoors. And secondly, it was absolutely full of tiny little jokes and details, such as underwater cows starting scuba tanks, aliens in the Arizona desert, and a dead body with related Police investigation. There was also a surprising amount of sex going on, in offices, cars, sunflower fields and up mountains (it would never happen in Bekonscot!) It also had a working miniature airfield, complete with aircraft taxi-ing, taking off, landing and taxi-ing back to the gate. Parked at one of the gates was the Millennium Falcon too. We thought it would take us a couple of hours; we were actually there for about 3 and 1/2!

Back to the station for the train to Bremen. We had dim sum for dinner, we're getting a little tired of German cuisine.