A Killer View of a Total Queen at the 25Hours HafenCity Hamburg
Our love for the city of Hamburg, Germany is new and yet oh so exciting. We only fell head over heel for the maritime metropolis a couple months ago, and it was the HafenCity that tipped the scales from "liking" to "loving."
Luckily this most-nautical-of-all districts has a hotel: the 25Hours Hotel HafenCity. It belongs to a small chain of four properties under the 25Hours brand: Frankfurt, Vienna, Zurich and here in Hamburg. This chain just posted a particularly impressive Hamburg view on their Facebook page, and we can absolutely confirm that this is the typical view from the rooms at the HafenCity Hamburg hotel...although they've got the added special visitor of Cunard's Queen Mary 2 in at dock.
And luckily the hotel understands that some of their guests have chosen this location for its prime ship-spotting address. Inside the rooms at the 25Hours Hamburg, there's a handy-dandy pamphlet with a schedule of ship arrivals and departures, with a special focus on the main cruise liners.
If you're not at the 25Hours, you may also pick up a harbor schedule at the tourist office within Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (main train station), but it's just not the same as being able to glance outside your room, see a ship, and open up the hotel's pamphlet to see the ship's details.
If only every hotel came with its own working world port right outside the window. Sigh.
[Photo: 25Hours on Facebook]