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Apartment040, Hamburg

My most loyal readers have by now observed my interest in historic hotels and buildings. This is why, a few weeks ago in Hamburg, I was particularly delighted to receive an invitation to spend a night in a former telecommunication office.

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Palais Esplanade, Hamburg

When I think of Germany, I think of Bach’s piano music, the sorrowful books of Goethe, and the epochs of Mann. When I think of a traveller’s Germany, I do not think of the Untergrundbahns, nor the divided Berlin or the destructions of the WWII: I think of the long journeys through country meadows, wandering salesmen with their neat suitcases, the medieval villages stopped in time.

This is why I was particularly charmed when I stepped into my suite in Palais Esplanade, where a charmingly old-fashioned atmosphere greets us modern travellers.

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von Deska Townhouses, Hamburg

Recently, on my travels and talking with hotel and B&B owners around the world, I have come into the conclusion that the best accommodations are provided by people who travel a lot themselves. This is also the case with von Deska Townhouses.

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Savoy Hotel Berlin, Fasanenstrasse 9, Berlin

Stopping (the time) at the Savoy Hotel Berlin

Golden rays of the morning sun cast long shadows on the wood-panelled walls and round tables. The bar’s long and waxed counter top is partly covered with white linen; hanging from an octagonal pillar in the center of the room, morning’s newspapers are still waiting for their readers.

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