Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland is one of the city’s most visited attractions, with over 1.2 million visitors per year. It’s an essential stop if you like model railways.
Eat the World’s St Georg culinary tour is a great way to get a taste of Hamburg.
Dresden is a city of art, and if you want to get your fix, the Altstadt in general and the Royal Palace in particular are the places to be.
If you’re interested in porcelain, then by all means visit the Porcelain Collection; otherwise I’d give it a miss.
Of the many museums in Dresden, one was recommended to us more than once: the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon in the Zwinger complex of the old town.
On the whole, I’d recommend the two-day Dresden-City-Card if you want to visit most of the museums it gives access to, and you’re planning on using public transport more than once during your stay.
A Köln Welcome Card might be good value in some circumstances, but it doesn’t offer as much value as other, similar, cards.
When in Cologne, a visit to the cathedral is a must, but a stop at the Kolumba religious art museum is also highly recommended.
We had a great time at the perfume seminar; it was the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon in Cologne.
The Kunsthalle isn’t large: several rooms tunnel off from the entrance: it could house one-room exhibitions from several artists, but when we visited it was local artist Heike Baranowsky that had the run of the place.
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