People watching – everybody does it. We even stopped a few people at Hamburg Airport and asked them where they spent their best winter vacation.

Gate Check: Hamburg. Peter Bladh.

Peter Bladh, retiree
In Marbella, Spain, where I have a holiday apartment – I spent five months there this year.

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Gate Check: Hamburg. Yiyao Zhou.

Yiyao Zhou, project manager
In Zermatt, Switzerland, where I went on a skiing trip with some girlfriends. It was fantastic!

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Gate Check: Hamburg. Rony Manoppo.

Rony Manoppo, salesman
I adore spending the winter beside the sea on the German coast. I really love being out in the wind.

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Gate Check: Hamburg. Janis Jeffke.

Janis Jeffke, student
I had a great time belting down some really wide snowboarding runs in Lech, Austria.

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Gate Check: Hamburg. Marie Fricke.

Marie Fricke, media office
In Asia. I spent two months traveling around Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia in 2014 – and soaked up lots of sunshine.

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