Hamburg is a centre of international trade with long standing maritime roots. Hamburg is home to Germany's largest port and in turn is one of the nation's wealthiest cities. The architecture that dominates the city reflects the city's maritime history with a hint of modernism. From Romanic churches to sleek modern offices, Hamburg really has it all. The Elbphilharmonie, the city's concert hall, is a truly extraordinary structure standing at 108 metres in height costing approximately €789 million to construct.
The city is bursting with funky cocktail bars, local bars and cosy pubs, not to mention several all-night clubs for those looking to take things a step further.
Transport: HVV offfer an extensive public transport network that is fully integrated. Therr is a one fare ticketing system in place keeping things simple, one ticket and you can make use of the S-bahn commuter train, U-Bahn underground rail, buses and ferries.
Eating in Hamburg: Hamburg's residents are traditional and proud of their culture. As a result, unrivalled authentic German cuisine can be found anywhere in the city. As the city's residents diversify, international cuisine has become intwined with traditional German food. From sushi to Indian, you're never too far from a high quality meal whatever your taste.
Weather: Winters in Hamburg are very cold and windy with temperatures averaging 1 - 2 degrees. Thankfully, Hamburg experiences very pleasant summers with temperatures averaging around 18 - 20 degrees from June to August.
Sights & Attractions: Hamburg offers its residents a variety of things to do and places to see. From the architectural masterpiece of the Elbphilharmonie to the 366 acre urban Stadtpark, the 'green heart of the city', there is something for everyone in this lively city.
Shopping: Hamburg boasts a thriving shopping scene with multiple malls of all sizes dotted throughout the city, each with their own unique atmosphere. Neuer Wall, Mönckebergstrasse, Grosse Bleichen and Schanzenviertel are popular shopping streets in Hamburg with mixture of independent boutiques, well- known designer brands, department stores and international chains, such as H&M, Zara and Massimo Dutti.