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Port of Hamburg, St. Pauli Landungsbrücken on the banks of the Elbe river
Port of Hamburg at St. Pauli Landungsbrücken on the banks of the Elbe river, cruise ship MS Deutschland in center.
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About Hamburg

Port of Hamburg and Elbphilharmonie
View from Tanzende Türme (Dancing Towers) of the port of Hamburg with Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg's landmark concert venue overlooking the harbor to the left.
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The map shows the territory of the port city of Hamburg, officially the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg). The city is also one of the 16 Federal States of Germany.

Germany's second largest city is situated in central north of the country where the Elbe meets with the Alster and the Bille rivers, about 100 km by ship, south east of the Elbe River's mouth on the North Sea.

In the 9th century the location was a mission settlement to convert the Saxons to Christianity. Some centuries later, according to Hamburg's citizens, in 1189, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I (Emperor Barbarossa) founded the port (it was actually a medieval fraud), anyway, the city became soon the most important trading center in Europe. In the Middle Ages the city became a member in the Hanseatic League, the commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and their market towns.

St. Michaelis' Church, Hamburg
St. Michaelis' Church with Bismarck Monument in foreground, view from 'The Dancing Towers', St. Pauli, Hamburg.
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Today the port of Hamburg is the third largest port in Europe and one of Germany's primary ports. The city is often referred to as Germany's: "Gateway to the World". It is one of the largest economic centers of Northern Europe.

Hamburg has a population of 1.78 million inhabitants (in 2015), more than 5 million people live and work in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. The city is home to the Universität Hamburg (University of Hamburg), the largest institution for research and education in Northern Germany. The headquarters of Airbus Germany is located in Hamburg, the city is also a leading media location in Germany, Der Spiegel, Stern (Gruner und Jahr), Die Zeit, and many other German newspapers, magazines and books are published in Hamburg.

Hamburg points of interest (the city's top sights)

The Reeperbahn in the heart of the city, a street and a famous entertainment and red-light district with a long history.
Kunsthalle Hamburg, large art museum, its collections covers more than seven centuries of European art.
Elbphilharmonie, the city's new philharmonics and one of the largest and most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world.
Internationales Maritimes Museum in the HafenCity, meet the history of ships and sea navigation.

Ad for a Carl Hagenbeck show (1886).
Image: Adolph Friedländer

Deichtorhallen, the two former market halls from the beginning of the 20th century are today one of the largest exhibition halls for contemporary art and photography in Europe.
The century-old Speicherstadt, the world's largest contiguous used warehouse complex, Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Jungfernstieg, the city's famous boulevard along Binnenalster, in 1838 Jungfernstieg became Germany's first street to be asphalt paved.
Außenalster, and Binnenalster, two artificial city lakes used for recreation.

Port of Hamburg, if you like ports, this is the place to be, around 9,000 ship calls per year, almost 300 berths and a total of 43 kilometers of quay for seagoing vessels.

Fans of model railways will be in heaven at Miniatur Wunderland (Miniature Wonderland), the largest of its kind in the world.

The Emigration Museum documents the story of the millions of European emigrants who are about to start their journey to the New World 120 years ago.

Planten un Blomen (plants and flowers), inner-city urban park with occasional water-light concerts, public theater and music performances, within the park is also the Old Botanical Garden of Hamburg.

Tierpark Hagenbeck, is Hamburg's zoo, founded by a fishmonger in the beginning of the 20th century, it was the first zoo in the world to use open enclosures surrounded by moats to present the animals to the public.

Shopping Hanseatic Style
Between Central Station and Hamburger Rathaus (city hall) you will find the household name department stores and shopping malls selling the usual high fashion brands on Mönckebergstraße, Spitalerstraße, Levantehaus, and the Europa Passage.

Recent Events
In 2017 Hamburg is host to the twelfth meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20 summit) on the 7th and 8th of July, 2017. The summit is accompanied by many G20 protesters and as many German riot police.

The map shows a city map of Hamburg, with expressways (Autobahn), main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (IATA code: HAM) about 8.5 km (5.3 mi) north of the city center. Included on the map is the regional border of Hamburg (the red dashed line around the city).

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Local Time Hamburg:
Saturday-May-25  17:52  
Standard Time Zone (CET): UTC/GMT +1 hour
CEST (Daylight Saving Time) in use from end of March until end of October. Time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours

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City Coordinates: 53°33′55″N 10°00′05″E
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External Links
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