A trip to Hamburg always comes highly recommended and of course you would throw in a stroll around St. Pauli and the Reeperbahn. When the annual Reeperbahnfestival takes places from 18th to 21st September, you will find music and everything connected to it in spades or till the cows come home (actually longer than that - it is 24 hour party people time). Germany's answer to SXSW consists of a conference and a festival part. To take in even one completely is impossible, trust me, it is. Less is more, so don't plan ahead too much but let the mood take you and wander in and out of the venues and events of which there are plenty and many of them on their own quite extraordinary. Tickets still available! If you cannot make it, catch up on my report in the coming weeks, but I hope to see you all there.