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Hamburg Travel Guide

Hamburg Travel Guide


HAMBURG is the second largest city in Germany, it formed with Lübeck, Bremen and Rostock and other European ports the medieval Hanseatic League. Hamburg is a city-state, being as far as possible independent of other states that existed and exist in Germany. However, during the centuries, Hamburg has always been an international city, not only because of its position in international trade, but also in political dimensions.

The city is known as one of the most important harbours in Europe and the world, and it is the greenest city in Germany: 13 % of the city are park and greenland, 23 % protected countryside and 6% nature reserves. Nevertheless, two thirds of the city are occupied by parks, lakes or tree-lined canals, giving this huge harbour city a refreshal rural feel.

Culturally, Hamburg is said to have more in common with its trading partners and neighbors in the Low Countries, Denmark and even England, than it does with southern Germany. In Hamburg, there are more than 50 museums offering an educational and fun experience; from the Museum of Art and Craft to special exhibitions in the Bucerius Art Forum. There is no limit to art!

Hamburg has many faces and contrasts are evident wherever you look there. The finest parks and buildings are revealed around the Alster Lake in the city center while the neon-lit Reeperbahn at night revive old memories of “Sin-City Europe”. And a walk along one of Hamburg’s many canals explains why this city has been called the “Venice of the North”. Recently, the city has become a Media center, half of the Nation’s newspapers and magazines have their roots here.

Unfortunately, large parts of the city were destroyed during the devastating air raids of World War II. In spite of it, Hamburg still has large quarters with expensive houses and villas, home to merchants and captains, surrounded by lots of green. Hamburg keeps its tradition of being an open, yet discreet city. Hamburgers sometimes appear to be quite reserved at first, but once they get to know who they are dealing with, they will be as warm and friendly as you would wish.


Hamburg Brooksbridge
Hamburg Brooksbridge
Hamburg City Hall
Hamburg City Hall


Hamburg Travel Guide
Hamburg
Hamburg Travel Guide
Hamburg


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