At Mutterland Colln's, Germany's oldest oyster bar, my starter is a selection of oysters, plump and ocean fresh.
Unlike its Japanese equivalent, where each gender has its own section, a German bathhouse is a completely mixed-gender clothing-free environment.
Many cities can claim the title 'Europe's other Venice'. And you can reach them all on an outstanding train journey.
A weekend in the party city is a riot for Julie Miller, with ageing pop stars, steins of beer and cocktails on the sand.
Geesche Jacobsen rekindles a romance with Hamburg's canals, cafes and churches as she strolls the city's key streets.
David Whitley shares his tips for exploring this northern German port city.
Hamburg is where the Fab Four got their groove and where a fascinating museum shows just how they did it, writes David Whitley.