About Hamburg

Hamburg offers its residents an abundant cultural life, thereby leading to
high levels of satisfaction amongst its residents. Moreover, popular world-class sports events, an excellent transport system, coupled with high standards of air and water quality, constantly ensure a superior quality of life.

The high income levels of the residents of the city and the abundant leisure and cultural options available, are some of the reasons why Hamburg’s citizens are so satisfied. The attractiveness of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg is also reflected in the very large number of tourists recorded annually.

Fresh air, green open spaces, sweeping views of the Alster lake and the river Elbe: no other German metropolis has as manywater bodies or parks as Hamburg – or such a strong economy which secures employment and ensures excellent economic prospects for the future! It is hardly surprising that this city repeatedly ranks in top positions with regard to quality of life. Its prosperity is fostered by Hamburg’s recipe for success which basically builds upon the unification of economic activity and environmental protection.


Total area: 755.30 qm, thereof 74.4 qm port area
Highest natural elevation: Hasselbrack in Hamburg-Harburg, 116m above sea level
Tallest building: TV tower, 278m high
Purchasing Power: With more than 25,000€ per capita the highest in Germany
Coffee capital: With 700,000 tons one of the most important handling centres for coffee worldwide
Parks: With 16% green space, Hamburg is the greenest German city
Weekly markets: With more than 100, Hamburg is the European city with the most markets
Trade centre: With more than 6,200 exporting companies, Hamburg is the biggest trade centre in Germany
Consulate city: Hamburg is one of the cities with the most consulates worldwide


The Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg is the heart of the adorable water site metropolis. Covering an area of 26,000 sqkm, the Hamburg metropolitan region is home to around 5 million inhabitants – more than 1% of EU citizens. In spite of its geographic expanse, the region has maintained its original charm, diversity and distinctive way of life.

The maritime flair of the port, the Elbe river and the Alster lake provide leisure and recreation opportunities close to nature. Additionally, numerous canals, branches of the Elbe and a large choice of attractive locations and landscapes in the region complement the metropolis’ beautiful landscape. With countless opportunities for spending time in one of the 1,460 municipal parks on more than 3,000 hectares of land, Hamburg ranks among the top greenest cities of Europe. The people of Hamburg use these green oases individually: be it romantic walks on the weekends, outings with family and friends or sporting activities like jogging or cycling.

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