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Old 06-03-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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I will travel Germany, and will be in Berlin.
I am thinking about the second German cities,
Should I choose Frankfurt or Hamburg ( I can choose only one)?

I don't stick with beer, I like the landscape and living environment.

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Of the 2 ive only been to Frankfurt, which isnt anything special. Only heard great things about Hamburg, I would definitely go there
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Well I'm about to be in Germany in a week or so, and I fly into Frankfurt but am not very interested in it, I'm seeing Cologne, Dusseldorf, Heidelberg, Stuttgart, and Munich, which are are all pretty cool options.

A few others I'm interested in if I had the time are Dresden, Bremen, and pretty much the whole Black Forest area.

I don't know if you're limited to just Frankfurt and Hamburg or if you can choose something else, but from what I know about Frankfurt, it's pretty modernized with skyscrapers and such, so if you're not looking for that kind of experience, I'd say Hamburg or somewhere else.
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I've always heard Frankfurt is very industrial with out much charm. But I haven't been. I would probably lean towards Hamburg...
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^ yeah same here. Like I fly in and fly out of it, and am staying over one night before I leave and I'll prolly wander around a bit but it's got kind of a skyline like somewhere in America and I wouldn't spend my time in Germany seeing that if I could see something similar (or better) in the US for much less. But that's just me.

Why Hamburg or Frankfurt? Are you limited to those two or can you pick something else?
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Thank you very much.

Since my time is limited so I am only choose either Hamburg or Frankfurt. I'm coming from Norway with small cities, you know. So maybe skyscraper are interesting for me.

I also go to Berlin, so I am looking for something different from Berlin.
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This is what I do when I am trying to decide.... I check them out on wikitravel to see what's on there.

Here's Frankfurt and here's Hamburg.

Hope this helps!
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I´m living in Berlin for the summer, and my local friends tell me that Hamburg is beautiful, they also said it has a good music scene. Haven´t heard anything positive on the Frankfurt front.
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I haven't been to Germany but my friend is from Hamburg and she said she would recommend it over Frankfurt.
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