Monday, March 21, 2011

Hamburg-origin of Hamburgers?

In January we drove to Hamburg, Germany. It is a port city, Northwest of Berlin.
Apparently, Hamburg is where the idea of Hamburgers originated-THANK YOU Hamburg!
The city reminded us a lot of Copenhagen, similar architecture and weather. When we got to the city it was lunch time and I like to play around with the GPS to see what kind of restaurants come up when I search-"American." Surprisingly, there was a place called "Tex's Bar B Q" -my response, "yeah, right!"
Driving around town, we happened to pass the place and were a bit curious. It looked like a decent kid-friendly place and so, expectations lowered, we walked inside.
WOW! We didn't realize how much we were missing American Food until we skimmed the menu.
Fajitas, Burritos, Chicken Nuggets, Fries, Bar B Q (translation-ribs) o my...
The kids of course got Chicken Nuggets and they were probably the best nuggets I've ever had-not sure what they breaded them in, but yummy! Daniel and I ordered burrito type dishes and while they were VERY good, not exactly 'burritos', probably closer to a chimichanga. I thought it was funny that the typically Tex-Mex dishes came with a side salad and baked potato? Again, we enjoyed it all and even thought about returning for lunch the next day.

We then took the kids to Miniaturwunderland. I really can't not even begin to describe this place. We took lots of pictures, but a place you would really have to visit to comprehend the MASSIVENESS and detail. It is the largest model railway in the WORLD? As if we hadn't seen enough model trains, etc in Strasburg, PA! Let me just say, Strasburg has NOTHING on MW! The kids enjoyed it at first, then Abby said, "No more trains, no more trains!" Carter cried when we left-what can I say the boy loves his trains.
Check out the website:
This was really cool, it had a real Pixar movie playing at the minature drive-in.

Hard to see here, but this was a little fairy village that Abby liked

The control center. They even had cameras mounted on some of the engines and you could see the view on these screens.

Carter smiling at the "America" Section.

There were many places like this in the floor, stairs,etc where you could see the trains recycling.

In the Alps


1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures. That place looks amazing. And so glad you were able to have some "American" food.