Well-known as Germany's Gateway to the World, Hamburg is also the second-biggest city and largest port in the country. Being a maritime city, Hamburg has always been open to business and new ideas. Today, it is one of the recognized media hubs in the country as well as its wealthiest city. Multicultural restaurants offering menus that reflect the city's proximity to water and other unique harbor side venues make Hamburg a fun-filled and lively city to visit. Tourists and business travelers will enjoy sightseeing at the Miniatur Wunderland, Internationales Maritimes Museum, the church “Michel” (St. Michael's Church), and the hop-on, hop-off Hamburg Shore Excursion.
Location: In the Most Well-connected and Affluent German City
Home to over 1.8 million people, Hamburg is located on the River Elbe in the southern point of the Jutland Peninsula. Connected by four Autobahnen or motorways, Hamburg is a major transport hub in Germany. The oldest airport in Germany, Hamburg Airport is still the primary airport in the city. Organized by the Hamburg Transit Authority (HVV), public transport options include mass transit rail lines, buses and ships or ferries. Autobahns A1 and A7 lie across the south of River Elbe and are perfect routes for rental cars and motorcycles.
Business: Important Commercial Center in Northern Europe
Hamburg is home to some of the largest companies in the world. Known as the most important North German banking city, Hamburg headquarters the Berenberg Bank, the oldest bank in Germany, as well as M.M. Warburg & Co. and HSH Nordbank. It is also an important center for the civil aerospace and houses the Finkenwerder assembly plant for Airbus. Along with being a tourist-friendly city, Hamburg also houses media businesses like Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Radio Hamburg, Axel Springer AG and the Bauer Media Group.
Culture: Medley of Historic and Contemporary Culture
With more than 40 theaters, 100 clubs and music platforms, and 60 museums, Hamburg is one of the most culturally rich locations in Europe. Located in the quarter St. Georg, the state-owned Deutsches Schauspielhaus is one of the most popular theaters here, along with The English Theater of Hamburg. Music lovers can enjoy the Hamburg State Opera or the concert venue Laeiszhalle. With legendary musical production company Stage Entertainment based in the city, there are always musicals to enjoy.
Activities: Sightseeing Activities Galore
Hamburg is a city that loves to show off its beauty. As such, tourists and travelers have numerous tour options to enjoy during their stay here. Acquire a taste of the best maritime attractions in Hamburg by jumping on the Maritime Circle Line, enjoy the red double decker bus rides as you take the illuminated Hamburg city tour or just sit back and relax at the mother of Hamburg's beach bars, the Strandperle.