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visit the Hamburg Tourist office website:
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Hamburg is a
fascinating, varied city with a unique character. It is a city of
contrasts: Germany's richest city: an elegant, cultured and cosmopolitan
centre, yet known worldwide for its notorious Reeperbahn. One of
Europe's most important seaports, yet located 150 kilometres inland.
A German city, yet the most "British" city outside the
is more than a city. It is also a state within the German Federal
Republic, one of only three city states. The people of Hamburg are
proudly, defiantly different.
is one of commerce and competition. It was a Hanseatic League city,
building trading links with Scandinavia, Russia, the Baltic States
and Britain. Today, Hamburg remains not only a thriving trading
port, but a 21st Century business centre with a real buzz about
Hamburg is also
a beautiful city. It has more waterways than Amsterdam and Venice
put together and the Alster, in the heart of Hamburg, is Europe's
largest city centre lake. So big, in fact, that the entire Principality
of Monaco could fit into it. And Hamburg is green, full of wide
expanses of park and woodland.