Hamburg Travel Guide

by our Germany expert Terry Emery
Terry EmeryGermany’s 2nd largest city and major port, Hamburg stands at the meeting point of the North Sea and the Baltic. A founder city-state of the medieval Hanseatic League, it is and has always been a major trading post. Its maritime background helped create a waterside city - with 2,300 bridges far more than Venice or the other ‘canal capital’ Amsterdam. The celebrated/notorious Reeperbahn red light district offers another link with the latter. Liverpool in the UK, too, offers a tourist link through Hamburg’s fame as the start-point of the Beatles’ international career. Although a heavily industrialised and commercial city, there are easy escapes, using water again, on the Elbe river and Alster lake.

Germany Facts

National Flag: German Flag
Language(s): German
Currency: Euro
Dialling Code: +49
Time Zone: GMT + 1
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