Happening Hamburg

Happening Hamburg Hamburg by Royal Olive

This article was written by Previous Students, published on 28th January 2010 and has been read 23118 times.

Hamburg, Germany - vibrant, noisy, studenty, tourism, Erasmus  The social scene was excellent. Hamburg has Germany's largest entertainment district with plenty of students (German and foreign) making the most of the many sights, clubs and bars. I really enjoyed my time out there, but I advise you to have your accommodation sorted before you go as it just makes everything a whole lot easier and less scary.

Useful local words: ‘Moin’ (hi) and ‘Labskaus’ (local dish with fish, pickles etc).

What not to pack: Too many smart clothes.

What to pack: A warm coat.

Couldn't have done without: A laptop with Skype and some proper English teabags.

Word of advice: Try to be disciplined about speaking the languages while you’re there - don't just fall into the easy option of hanging around with English/Erasmus groups.

HM, German and Russian, Bristol University


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