Tag Archives: Hamburg

{Germany} U-Bootmuseum Hamburg

November 26, 2014


What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘submarine’? The colour yellow? Torpedoes? Epic war movie Das Boot? Whatever it is, submarines seem to hold a fascination for many people, so when I heard there was an U-Boot Museum in Hamburg, I had to go check it out. After reading their flyer – adventure, fascination, secrets, mystery – I was expecting great things. I was therefore a little disappointed to discover that the museum consisted mainly of just one submarine – […]

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{Germany} What’s in your food?

February 10, 2014


Do you know what’s in your food? There’s a museum in Germany that does! The ‘Zusatzstoffmuseum’ (Additives Museum) was founded in 2008 by the ‘Hamburger Lebensmittelstiftung’ (Hamburg Food Foundation) with the aim of educating people about additives in food – why they are used, where concealed additives may be lurking, and what the alternatives are. It’s a very fascinating topic, though be warned – a visit here may put you off eating for the rest of the day! Additives are not a modern invention. We’re […]

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A LEGO Journey Through Time

August 2, 2013


Last week I visited Hamburg for a short holiday, and it turned in to a bit of a museum marathon, due partly to the fact that there were a lot of thunderstorms which put an end to any plans of exploring the rest of the city. One of the exhibitions I saw I wanted to tell you about right away, as it’s only on until September. It was a 20 minute train ride from the city centre, but totally worth it (and 20 minutes isn’t […]

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