07/30/2012 08:21 am ET | Updated Sep 29, 2012

My First Visit To Hamburg

Enjoying my first-ever visit to Hamburg, I thought of the other great "second cities": Marseille, Glasgow, Porto, Barcelona even Chicago. Hamburg has a real feel and edgy charm, and an honest grip on where it came from and where it's going.

The city is also visually stunning, a mix of industrial and artistic that is hard to put into words and fairly easy to catch with a camera. Needless to say, I can hardly wait to return with my TV crew.

Here are a few spots I want to see again.

Hamburg Helper