My Summer adventure has officially begun! Last night I left straight from a concert in my hometown to go to the airport and one in the morning. I landed in Hamburg at 9 am this morning.
Today I will take things a little slow. I’m meeting some friends of the family later tonight to stay with them for a couple of days. Because of that, I’m currently stuck carrying my big rucksack all day.
I played for thirty minutes earlier and earned 20 euro, so I think this will be good. Hopefully I have enough for a knew bus ticket soon. As for now, I’m going to enjoy the sunshine and the warm weather. Later I’ll have a look at what exciting things you can do in Hamburg.
Busking in Hamburg
The rules for busking in Hamburg are very extensive, but the City Council of Hamburg has issued a document with all the rules written in English. You can find it here.
Basically, you can’t play with amplifiers or loud instruments like drums or trumpet unless you apply in advance. You have to move at least 150 meters every half hour, and playing between 9 pm and 10 am is strictly forbidden
Reasonable demands if you ask me. It ensures that the music being played is pleasant to listen to and is not bothersome to people who live and work in the area.
I’ve been to Hamburg a couple of times before because we have friends in the area. It’s nice to start off somewhere I can stay with friends. From here though, I plan to exclusively go to places where I’ve never been before. The whole point of this adventure is to discover new places that might become new favorites.
Have you ever busked before? If so, let me know your experiences in the comments down below.