Germany - Hamburg - Jordan

I’m Jordan – an American expat that has lived in Hamburg and Kiel for 5 years. After falling in love with a German man, I traded in the sunshine and castles of Heidelberg, Germany for the grey skies and seaside of Northern Germany! Hamburg and Beyond is an English-speaking guide and resource on what to see, do, eat, and drink in Hamburg, Kiel, and the surrounding region. I absolutely love this part of Germany and can’t wait to share it with you!

My love affair with Germany began long before dating a German man. I initially started studying German in high school and spent one month living in Mainz and going to school in Wiesbaden. After going off to university, I continued my Germans studies and spent a semester in Tübingen, trying to see as much of Germany and Europe as possible. On a whim, I applied to graduate school in Heidelberg and swore to my parents that I’d only be gone for 18 months. One German man later and I’ve now been in Germany for over 7 years!

Considering my love affair with Heidelberg, I never expected to fall head-over-heels in love with Northern Germany. From the endless water to the quaint islands, small towns, and northern charm, there’s really no better place to live or visit than this region. I can’t wait to introduce you to some of my favorite places, local gems, and tourist must-sees!

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact me at or on my contact page. If you’re looking for resources on European travel, check out my other website Wayfaring With Wagner.