With its 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, and many consider it one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our Hanseatic city is multifaceted, exciting and safe.
Extensive bodies of water and green spaces as well as attractive recreational facilities offer room to live and air to breathe. These features, combined with maritime atmosphere, open-minded residents, and proximity to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, make Hamburg a gem among international cities.
Woods and meadows in the city center
Lush green is the dominant color even in the city center, whether along the streets or in the city park, the Jenischpark or the verdant areas around the Outer Alster. In addition to the numerous parks, there are vast forests in the metropolitan area.
Water as far as the eye can see
Nearly 2,500 bridges cross the extensive labyrinth of canals between the Elbe, Alster and Bille Rivers. The waterways themselves are perfectly suited for exploring the hustle and bustle of the harbor or the languorous nooks of the Hanseatic city.
Culture – around the clock
Musicians, artists and other creative people make Hamburg Germany’s foremost cultural capital. Modern theatre productions, operas, popular musicals, and a variety of museums and galleries ensure ever new heights. In the new HafenCity a monument to culture is being erected – by 2012 our architecturally striking Elbphilharmonie (Engl.: Elbe Philharmonic Hall) will be complete, an impressive concert hall of international stature.
Easy to reach
Hamburg is located in the heart of Europe. In only 90 minutes on a train you can reach Berlin; a one hour flight will take you to London, Prague, Brussels, or Paris. With hundreds of daily flights, Hamburg is extremely accessible from anywhere in the world. There are, for example, daily non-stop flights from New York, Dubai and Moscow.
On the linked pages and at www.hamburg-tourism.de you will find more information about Hamburg.
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