Monday, 08-06-2015. Day 292.
We're just here for the burgers.
We were crossing Germany yet again, and this time we stopped off for a night in Hamburg, a former free city in the expanse of the Holy Roman Empire, which is best known around the world as the place where the hamburger was invented. So of course we had to stop for a hamburger.
We pulled up to the 25Hours Hotel Number One, a hip place in Hamburg's Bahrenfeld neighborhood. It's so hip, they lend out Freitag bags to guests. They also gave you a free beer on check-in, which was a welcome gift after a long day of driving the Autobahn.
Right in front of the hotel sat an Airstream trailer called Burger de Ville that cooked and served up burgers. It was one of the reasons we picked the hotel. But, unfortunately, Burger de Ville does not cook burgers on Mondays. And it was a Monday. So instead, we walked to The Burger Lab, a well-reviewed burger joint about 40 minutes away. Yeah, we really wanted a hamburger in Hamburg.
The burgers at the equally hip Burger Lab were pretty tasty, and we all decided they were worth the 80 minutes of walking. Evening was settling in by the time we got back to the hotel, so we didn't do much else before we turned in for the night. In the morning, we hung out at the hotel right up until check out time. Conveniently, this was when Burger de Ville started slinging burgers. So after we packed up the car, we enjoyed another hamburger.
Yes, that's right. We didn't have just one hamburger in Hamburg, we had two hamburgers in Hamburg. Our mission accomplished, we got into the car and headed off for Amsterdam.
Header image: Burger de Ville Airstream trailer at the 25hours Hotel Number One.