Christina and Mark's Wedding
This site was originally intended to gather together everything our guests might have needed to know about our wedding. Now we're actually married the site remains as a reference for anyone wanting to visit the area again. We've also added a few pictures from the Polterabend, Registry Office, Church and Reception for you to look through. Thanks to everyone that travelled from near and far to be there, you all helped to make it so unforgettable for us.
NEW! - We've finally added a small album of Wedding Pictures. Hopefully we'll get around everyone eventually to force you to sit through the hundreds of pictures we've got...
NEWS - For the latest updates on any Industrial Action affecting BA check here.
NOTE - A printable (Acrobat) document including the full timetable and local maps can now be downloaded from the Timetable Page. This was also sent out to guests by email.
NOTE - Please don't worry if the Hackbarth Family Home looks slightly different to the picture on the maps! There has been some building work since the picture was taken.
NOTE - A short Wedding List was available on the Debenhams Web Site. Ours was list number 976251, and is now closed - everything has now been received, thanks very much indeed!
NOTE - Date set as August 21st 2004. Note that (by pure coincidence of course) this isn't a Grand Prix weekend!
Maps and Directions
Context Maps - A few maps to put the location in context.
Event Maps - Our list of the times and dates of events, with local maps.
Hot Maps - Searchable Street Plan of Lüneburg.
Airport to Lüneburg - UPDATED Directions from Hamburg's Main Airport to the Bremer Hof Hotel in Lüneburg.
Airport to Barendorf - UPDATED Directions from Hamburg's Main Airport to Barendorf, where some people stayed and the Polterabend and Reception were held.
Lübeck Airport to Lüneburg - Directions from Lübeck Airport to the Bremer Hof Hotel in Lüneburg.
Lübeck Airport to Barendorf - Directions from Lübeck Airport to Barendorf.
Cuxhaven to Barendorf - Directions from Cuxhaven (if you come via Ferry) to Barendorf. Note this route is not the shortest possible, but should be the quickest.
ViaMichelin - Michelin's Online European Route Planner.
MSN MapPoint - Microsoft's Online Route Planner.
Travel Links (English Language)
For Hotels and Rooms in the area have a look at our Accommodation Page
Hamburg Airport - as above, information on flight arrivals and transport links across to Hamburg's main Train Station.
Die Bahn - online train timetables.
Deutsche Bahn UK Booking Centre - book German train tickets in the UK.
DFDS Seaways - their Harwich to Cuxhaven Ferry leaves you with only a 2 hour drive down to Barendorf - see the route above. Ferries from Hull or Newcastle don't go to Germany (if you go from here note that Amsterdam or Rotterdam are nearer than Zeebrugge, but still at least 5 hours or so away).
Ferry Info Service - more Ferry information, including a useful Route Map.
National Express/Eurolines - operate coach services connecting with Hamburg from the UK.
British Airways - operate a number of direct flights to Hamburg Airport.
Lufthansa - also operate a number of direct routes to Hamburg Airport (including some from London City and Manchester).
KLM - operate indirect services to Hamburg Airport, typically via Amsterdam Schiphol (including flights originating in Newcastle).
GermanWings fly low-cost from London Stansted (STN) and Manchester (MAN) to Hamburg Airport (HAM).
easyJet fly low-cost from London Gatwick (LGW) and London Luton (LTN) to Hamburg Airport (HAM).
Ryanair - fly low-cost to Hamburg-Lübeck Airport (LBC) from Stansted (STN), Stockholm, Milan and Pisa.
Air Berlin - fly low-cost from Manchester to Hamburg's Main Airport.
Learning the Language
BBC Languages - German - even includes "Cool German - Pulling Lingo"!
Deutsche Welle - Learning German - Beginner and Intermediate Courses
German for Travellers
The Good Wishes Glossary - designed to help you find the right phrase for an occasion
Learn German Online
BBC Languages - English
Links to Local Attractions and Activities (English and German Language)
Lonely Planet World Guide - Guide to Hamburg. (English)
BBC Holiday Programme - Guide to Breaks in Hamburg. (English)
German Tourist Board - their site has a nice section on Lüneburg. (English)
Lüneburg Site - the town where the wedding will take place. Has information about the town, cheap accommodation and things to do in the area (including visting the Lüneburg Heath). (English/German)
Lüneburg Heide - the famous local Heath. (English/German/French/Spanish)
Luene-Info - What's On in Lüneburg. (German)
News - Cafe-Bar in Lüneburg's Schröderstrasse. On the same street you could also try Maxx, Lilienthal or shop at Ricardo Paul (German)
The Lüneburger Wasserturm - We had been hoping the Registry Office ceremony would take place here, but they don't have ceremonies on Saturdays. You should be able to get a really good view of Lüneburg from here, it's the tallest building in town. There's also a Live Webcam on their site. (English/German)
Heide Park - Theme Park. (English)
Heide Park - Theme Park. (German)
SaLü -Salztherme Lüneburg- Freizeitbad und Spassbad - Indoor Swimming and Spa Park. (German)
Deutsches Salzmuseum - The German Salt Museum (!) in Lüneburg (English/German)
City of Hamburg - The second largest City in Germany. (English)
Hamburg Tourist Board - Events, Accommodation, Sightseeing. (English)
Facts About Germany (German/English/French/Spanish)
Expatica - Interesting site designed for Expats living in Germany (English)
Some people asked to see a bigger version of the picture of us (used as the button on the left hand side). Click here for the image, taken while we were in Paris.