Have you ever been riding a train and all of a sudden it boards a Ferry? If you choose the right train from Hamburg to Copenhagen, you will! When training from Hamburg to Copenhagen (and back) there are two routes. One crosses the water by boarding a Ferry! The other route stays land locked. So how do you chose the train that boards the ferry? And how the heck does a ferry hold an entire train?! Let’s explore: Choosing the Train Route With the Ferry Out of the two routes between Copenhagen and Hamburg, only one boards a ferry. First, search the route on yourRead More →

Hamburg Elbphilharmonie The Student Traveler

Have you heard of this €789 million wave in the sky? The Hamburg Elbphilharmonie was my favorite experience while touring Hamburg, Germany in March, 2017. So, get out your “list” and add this to it! In this post: What is it? Why is it so important? What is there to do? How can I get to the free observation deck? What are the views like? Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic Hall) The word Elbphilharmonie is perfect for this hall. Translated and broken down, Elbphilharmonie references the Elbe river, on which it sits. Then it simply is telling you what it is, a Philharmonic Hall! This concert hall isRead More →

European Spring Break

This Spring Break, I got to experience 9 completely new cities around the world! Here’s where I went: See the end for a full recap and map! London, England Although Chicago was technically my first city on this trip, the true feeling of adventure began in London, England. As many of you may know, I am an English major! So it was amazing to see this place that I read and study so much about. In fact, I missed Shakespeare class on the day that I saw the globe! Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark was the true “arrival/destination” that was printed on our boarding passes, soRead More →