When the German boyfriend and I left the apartment last Sunday, we didn’t plan to go on a sightseeing trip. Rather, we were hoping to find some new summer clothes in Hamburg since it was a Verkaufsoffener Sonntag, meaning that all of the shops were open.
Unfortunately, the shopping trip turned out to be an overwhelming failure, and after about 3 hours, we started driving back home with nothing but 3 pairs of socks. To make matters worse, we realized that the entrance to the Autobahn was closed.
So, we were reading the road signs, trying to find a different way home, when we saw a sign for Lauenburg.
“You know, I always wanted to visit Lauenburg,” Marco said.
“Okay, let’s go.”
The sign said it was only 21 km away, so we decided to turn our unsucessful shopping trip into a fun little excursion to the history city of Lauenburg.
After parking, we walked over a bridge, and I snapped this picture of the street below:
After walking over the bridge, the first building we came across was the castle tower (Schlossturm). Unfortunately, the castle itself burnt down in 1616, and all of the other parts have since been destroyed. However, the historic tower remains.
So, what was supposed to be a Sunday of shopping turned into a spontaneous city trip. Although it was not planned, our two hour city tour was actually very nice, and Marco and I have both fallen just a little bit in love with Lauenburg. For anyone that lives in the area, I highly suggest checking it out.
When was the last time you went on a spontaneous day trip?