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I have officially finished my first week in Hamburg and I’m absolutely loving it here! I think I’m being totally spoiled with warm weather and sunny skies. After work almost every day, my boyfriend picks me up and we explore a new area of our neighborhood. We also stopped by a delicious wine festival Thursday night that was complete with live music and food trucks :)

While the Prince and I live in the neighborhood of Eimsbüttel (both our current apartment and our new apartment that we move into on September 1st!), my work is located on the border of the Schanzenviertel and St. Pauli. To get to work, I walk almost entirely through the Schanzenviertel which is the trendy, hipster, super up-and-coming neighborhood of Hamburg. I love all the cafes, restaurants, and artsy shops.

Welcome to Hamburg via Wayfaring With Wagner
Welcome to Hamburg via Wayfaring With WagnerI may or may not be indulging myself and buying ice cream every day after work! Also, the Prince and I found the coolest secondhand furniture store on Saturday after brunch. I’m obsessed with the most perfect vanity for our new apartment and might be dropping hints every day that he should buy it for me as a housewarming gift ;)

Welcome to Hamburg via Wayfaring With WagnerBefore I even moved to Hamburg, I had found the coffee shop “less political” online via Instagram. Needless to say, I’m already obsessed and stop in every morning to get my latte. It definitely helps that less political is located directly on my way to work!

Welcome to Hamburg via Wayfaring With Wagner
Welcome to Hamburg via Wayfaring With Wagner
Welcome to Hamburg via Wayfaring With Wagner
Welcome to Hamburg via Wayfaring With WagnerOn Friday night, the Prince and I went to dinner at a friend’s house (who I had met in Edinburgh when she was a foreign exchange student). She lives in the neighborhood of Eppendorf and I can’t get over the amazing architecture!!! Ahhhh, I can’t wait until the Prince and I finally move into our new apartment because we have such a cute balcony as well :)

Welcome to Hamburg via Wayfaring With WagnerA bike race! Right outside our apartment yesterday morning! Not really sure what the race was but it was fun to watch from our high-rise apartment :)

On a side note, total shout-out to the Prince for helping me with all the logistical stuff involved with moving to a new city (and country!). He’s woken up early, gone to all my appointments, and been the translator when I don’t understand all the German bureaucratic terms!

And thank you readers for all the good wishes and prayers! I know that I mentioned back in my initial post on moving to Hamburg that I was super nervous about the visa process. Well, I found out last week I was granted a 3 year visa with the option of permanent residency in 2 years! Thank you, thank you, thank you! This turned out even better than what I imagined my ideal situation would be!!!

I’ll be writing a post in the next few weeks all about the work visa process for Germany! :)


  1. I’m glad you’re enjoying Hamburg and that the visa process worked out well for you! The architecture there is so beautiful. I can’t wait to be back in a city where I can walk everywhere, maybe then I’ll be able to indulge in some ice cream every day. For now, you’ll just have to have it for the both of us.

  2. Gorgeous city!! Love that you’re lovin’ your new ‘hood, and how lucky you are to have such a sweet fellow explorer right there! :)

  3. Schanze is such a colourful and crazy place! Although I’m not really sure whether or not I’d go there on a Saturday night :D Glad to hear that Hamburg has treated you well so far! I’ve only visited the city once this year and am starting to miss it! ;)

  4. I’m so excited for you!! It sounds like Hamburg is an awesome place to be, and I’m thrilled to hear that your visa process went smoothly. That’s always the hardest part! (Ugh, bureaucracy.) Anyway, your Hamburg haunts look absolutely darling. I hope you enjoy soaking up your new city and exploring in the beautiful weather!!

  5. I’m so happy that you’re loving it! I can’t wait to hear more about your new home/city/neighborhood and apartment!

  6. Hamburg looks soooooo beautiful! I’ve always heard good things and definitely want to visit someday! Ah, what a wonderful place to call your new home!

  7. Jordan, I’m so sorry we didn’t get to hang out again in Scotland before you moved to Germany, but wow you seem so happy and Hamburg looks amazing! I’ll have to come visit :) xx

  8. How exciting!! Congrats on your new adventure! Can’t wait to hear about the work visa shenanigans…. because you know there will be some! ;)

  9. That ice cream looks awesome! I would treat myself after work every day, too. Hamburg looks beautiful!

  10. Yay! Glad to hear you’re getting settled into your new life in Hamburg. Can’t wait to hear more!

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