Hamburg's infrastructure is more conventional, and as a European city, its physical charms more status quo, but with its abundance of red brick and pointy tops, it more fits the architectural profile that I'd always associated with pre-Bauhaus Germany. Walking down certain vintage streets that are un-congested by traffic, I almost expected to run into the wicked witch taunting Hansel and Gretel.
8. The diversity The only downside to the ethnic variety in Hamburg is that neither of the Asian restaurants I've tried here gave me flavor quite the same way the ones in Berlin do.
10. Planes fly here, too. Which means that if I ever make a return trip to Hamburg, I can skip Hbf central station entirely!