Ummm....it was VERY cool. It had a shop without taxes and a little cafe and a sun deck. I had a blast. When we got back into the train and onto the tracks again, though, I had my sights set on Hamburg. It's the 2nd largest city in Germany and I was excited to see all the places Braden had been talking about all year!
We got into the city and dropped off our bags in a locker and off we were. Already in the Hauptbahnhof Braden was pointing out his favorite places and what had changed, etc. He brought us out onto the street and I took out some money and he was just clearly in heaven. He brought me (again) to the harbor and I loved it. We also saw one of the quintessential German places, the Hamburger Rathaus (city hall). It's large and in charge and even on the new German 2 Euro coin.
After that, we hopped onto an S-bahn and went to St. Pauli and saw the new Hard Rock that was still being built. The Rock Shop was open, though and we were able to get a Hurricane glass! We then just walked around a little bit and then went back to the Hauptbahnhof and killed some more time. Braden wanted me to buy him a magazine because he is scared to, but I didn't. He's a big boy. From there we got onto the train, went to Berlin and then back home for a break for a few days. It was magical.