Five reasons to visit Hamburg, Germany (from an international model)

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During this crazy time, that human connection we mentioned is a bit compromised, right? In the meantime, we want to be the window to your world, bringing you stories and inspiration from our global community of insiders and tastemakers. 

Next up in our ‘Five Reasons’ series is Dayami Candebat, who hails from Hamburg, but roams in between there and London. She considers herself having the ‘dream job’, as an international model and mental health & body positivity advocate – where she meets incredible people while traveling the world doing what she loves (though not as much at the moment..)

Like Dayami, we’re armchair traveling a lot these days, and planning for the future. We’re taking this time to build out our bucket lists, not just because it’s fun, but because it helps the industry we all love. By following and engaging with unique and local hotels, small businesses, and restaurants, we can collectively give them much-needed hope and encouragement during this strange and abnormally difficult time. 

Read on to travel (virtually) with Dayami to the best spots in beautiful Hamburg..

NameDayami Candebat

Where you live: Eimsbüttel, Hamburg

Where you’re from: Hamburg

What you do: Digital project lead turned international model and mental health & body positivity advocate

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Five reasons to visit Hamburg

The food and drink: One of my favorite places to eat breakfast is Marie. They have the best pancakes and also serve a lovely lunch with seasonal and local products. If you go for the pancakes try the crunchy banana or blueberry pancakes. And don’t underestimate the portions.

Trattoria Calabria is a hidden gem and small Italian restaurant run by Matteo and Leo who use the freshest produce for their dishes. I love the homemade scampi pasta! If you want to support an amazing small business and try some delicious pasta, you should definitely add them to your list.

The Chug Club is located in the Red Light district of Hamburg and as the name says, they serve ‘chugs’ – tequila-based mini cocktails. The atmosphere is speakeasy vibes and I would definitely go for the 6-course mini cocktail tasting as you will discover unique recipes.

The hotel: The boutique Hotel Das Kleine Grindel is one of Hamburg’s smallest hotels and located in the vibrant Grindel district. Housed in a restored workshop dating from the first half of the 19th century, the two individually furnished rooms offer all possible comforts. If you’re looking for a cozy spot with all the attractions and amenities close by, this is the perfect stay.

The store: Vau Hamburg is located in Eppendorf and carries an exciting variety of Hamburg-designed products but also internationally renowned brands like Acne and Samsoe&Samsoe. The Eppendorfer Baum (street) is always worth a stroll.

The thing to do: BOOM BÄNG NAMASTE is a newly founded Yoga Studio where the music is just as powerful as yoga – you could flow from hip hop to techno. This makes BBN unique in Hamburg and its always nice to chat with Laura, the owner, who travels all over the world to broaden the experiences at her yoga studio with classes like sound baths.

The culture: Located in the heart of the red-light district the Affenfaust Galerie is a forum for contemporary art curating young and established artists. If you stroll around town you will also find different kinds of artwork on walls from their collaborations.

Read more from our Five Reasons series here.

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