Today was our only full day in Hamburg. We met Christine and Renate and bussed it into the city. After a quick coffee, when it became evident that my having weak coffee in Germany was going to be a problem, as it usually is, we had a guided tour of the Rathaus in which the guide told us that the Lord Mayor in 1965 embarrassed the State of Hamburg because everyone found out he had a girlfriend as well as a wife, and all this happened while he was meeting Queen Elizabeth. The guide also told us the Parliament and Government of Hamburg meet in the Rathaus which doesn't happen in other German states. During the Second World War, a bomb landed outside the Rathaus, but it failed to detonate.