MOIN MOIN ... HAMBURG
Hamburg counts 1.8 million inhabitants and is the second-largest city in Germany. The greater Hamburg region registers over 5 million people. The import and export rate of the Hamburg Port is one of the largest worldwide. Together with the international airport the city has become one of the most upcoming economic hubs in Europe.
Hamburg is renowned for its historical heritage such as the famous "Speicherstadt" as well as the "Kontorhaus" district, which is now part of the UNESCO-wold cultural heritage. Typical for Hamburg are numerous clinker brick buildings that survived the bombing during the World War and the Great Fire. Well-liked are the numerous picturesque canals and over 2,500 bridges in the city itself giving it its byname “Venice of the north”.
Tourists to Hamburg usually visit the Sea-Port as well as the nearby world-famous concert hall "Elbphilarmonie", which was finished in 2016. Also, much liked, Hamburgs red-light district "Reeperbahn" which is located in the fiercely independent quarter of St. Pauli. Culture-events of international format as well as a vibrant music scene puts Hamburg in the cultural vanguard in Europe.
From a sports perspective, Hamburg is often regarded as a pioneer for all kinds of sporting activities and is in general a dynamic and lively city nicknamed the “Active city". For several years now the federal-state government has invested substantially in sporting events and helped launch a large number of innovative sports projects. As a metropolitan city it strives to be attractive for inhabitants and visitors alike and has much to offer on the recreational side. Hamburg is well known for an impressive quality of life, a rich cultural heritage, and a unique team spirit in sports.