The 'Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg' is one of the greenest and most beautiful cities in Germany. Its unique location on the Elbe and Alster rivers and its proximity to the North and the Baltic Sea coasts make Hamburg particularly attractive.
Its international docking services and facilities mean that Hamburg is a popular port of call for ships from all over the world. The historic free port area with its many canals and bridges is the world's largest bonded warehouse complex.
Commodities such as coffee, tea, tobacco and other goods are stored here in huge neo-Gothic style brick buildings to await their buyers. In the daytime, sophisticated shopping arcades, historic monuments, museums and international exhibitions attract many visitors.
In the evening, the city offers opera, theatre and musicals or you can visit one of the numerous bars, pubs, discotheques or restaurants. The cafés situated around the Alster or on the banks of the Elbe are popular venues where one can meet people and enjoy the beautiful views.