Pam and I had an outstanding day with our Greeter Fred, that far exceeded our expectations!
The experience began even before our day in Hamburg. Fred had made the effort to communicate with us and prepared a tailored tour starting at the location of our B&B, which happened to be in the Jewish quarter. Fred showed us not only the highlights of the area, but also provided the historical background. We explored interesting areas including parks, universities, shopping centers, museums, performing arts venues, the US embassy, and the City Park and Botanical Garden… all before hitting “downtown Hamburg”.
And the downtown area was spectacular. We visited City Hall and the famous shopping district, allowing Fred to provide significant historical context both from prior centuries and the impacts of WWI and WWII.
To top this off, Fred gave us a plan to hit the many key sites for the next day. Again, his perspective served us well, such that we really had a wonderful time in Hamburg and now enjoy being able to relate it to our friends upon our return to the states.
The Hamburg Greeter Program fully lived up to its promise of coming as a guest and leaving with a friend.