It’s funny how we all start thinking about Germany. I’m sure it’s because we have been there, or we’ve watched the movies or maybe even read the books. But maybe we have always been there. I mean, we are.
Well actually, it’s more complicated than that. We did go to Germany, and for about a week and a half we studied the language and history of this fascinating country. But the more we thought about it, the more it started to make sense. We were in Berlin the first time for a week and a half, but we decided that it was a better idea to go to Hamburg today. We figured Hamburg would be a little less depressing, and a little more dangerous.
Hamburg is the “capital” of Germany, which is a city of some 5.5 million people. It was here that the Nazis took over the government. They would later shoot people on the streets, and the government would even shoot people on the beach. It was also a place that used to be the home of a very popular band of Nazi soldiers called the Red Army, who died here during the war.
I’m not sure if this is a good idea, but we tried it.
Hamburg would be a great city, but I wouldn’t want to live here.
The Germans would love to see us live here, too. I don’t know if they would even be happy to have a state-of-the-art museum or something, but this is definitely the place they want us to live.
Hamburg is the city where the Nazis had their headquarters during the war, as well as the place where one of the most famous composers (Joachim-Sigbert “The Brown Canvas” Seidl) was born. It’s also the city where the Nazis killed an average of 200,000 people in the last few weeks of the war.
This is my favorite place to visit in Berlin, though. Hamburg is a city that has a reputation for being a “bad city” for living. I think it’s one of the reasons why it’s not on most people’s “must see” lists. Its not just the amount of crime, its the lack of public space and facilities.
The first time I visited Hamburg, I was very nervous, and I think I was a little bit scared of the whole experience. Its almost as though the city was trying to intimidate me into staying away, but its not quite sure how to do that. It is the best city in Germany to visit, but it doesn’t feel safe. I think that’s because the city has a reputation for being a safe place, but I think that’s not true.
I think this is one of the areas that German cities are very conscious of. The security of the cities is one of the reasons why Germany is so strong on the world stage. I think Germany is the only country in Europe where its a crime to be in a public space without a back up plan.