Hamburg is Europe's third largest port
, after Rotterdam
. Major regional broadcaster NDR
, the printing and publishing firm Gruner + Jahr
and the newspapers Der Spiegel
and Die Zeit
are based in the city. Hamburg is the seat of Germany's oldest stock exchange
and the world's oldest merchant bank
, Berenberg Bank
. Media, commercial, logistical, and industrial firms with significant locations in the city include multinationals Airbus
, Blohm + Voss
, and Unilever
. Hamburg is also a major European science, research, and education hub
, with several universities and institutions. The city enjoys a very high quality of living, being ranked 19th in the 2019 Mercer Quality of Living Survey.
Hamburg has an oceanic climate
), influenced by its proximity to the coast and maritime influences that originate over the Atlantic Ocean
. The location in the north of Germany
provides extremes greater than typical marine climates, but definitely in the category due to the prevailing westerlies.
Nearby wetlands enjoy a maritime temperate climate. The amount of snowfall has varied greatly in recent decades. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, heavy snowfall sometimes occurred,
the winters of recent years have been less cold, with snowfall just a few days per year.
The warmest months are June, July, and August, with high temperatures of 20.1 to 22.5 °C (68.2 to 72.5 °F). The coldest are December, January, and February, with low temperatures of −0.3 to 1.0 °C (31.5 to 33.8 °F).
Hamburg in 1150
The name Hamburg comes from the first permanent building on the site, a castle
which the Emperor Charlemagne
ordered constructed in AD 808. It rose on rocky terrain in a marsh between the River Alster
and the River Elbe
as a defence against Slavic
incursion, and acquired the name Hammaburg
meaning castle or fort. The origin of the Hamma
term remains uncertain,
but its location is estimated to be at the site of today's Domplatz
Hamburg was destroyed and occupied several times. In 845, 600 Viking
ships sailed up the River Elbe
and destroyed Hamburg, at that time a town of around 500 inhabitants.
In 1030, King Mieszko II Lambert
burned down the city. Valdemar II of Denmark
raided and occupied Hamburg in 1201 and in 1214. The Black Death
killed at least 60% of the population in 1350.
Hamburg experienced several great fires in the medieval period.
Seal of the City of Hamburg in 1241 (replica)
Hamburg in 1320
Hamburg as depicted on a 1679 Half-Portugalöser (5 ducats
Hamburg c. 1600
Hamburg in 1811
In 1189, by imperial charter, Frederick I "Barbarossa"
granted Hamburg the status of a Free Imperial City
and tax-free access (or free-trade zone
) up the Lower Elbe into the North Sea. In 1265, an allegedly forged letter was presented to or by the Rath of Hamburg.
This charter, along with Hamburg's proximity to the main trade routes of the North Sea
and Baltic Sea
, quickly made it a major port in Northern Europe
. Its trade alliance with Lübeck
in 1241 marks the origin and core of the powerful Hanseatic League of trading cities. On 8 November 1266, a contract between Henry III
and Hamburg's traders allowed them to establish a hanse
in London. This was the first time in history that the word hanse
was used for the trading guild of the Hanseatic League
In 1270, the solicitor of the senate of Hamburg
, Jordan von Boitzenburg
, wrote the first description of civil, criminal and procedural law for a city in Germany in the German language, the Ordeelbook
On 10 August 1410, civil unrest forced a compromise (German: Rezeß
, literally meaning: withdrawal). This is considered the first constitution of Hamburg
When Jan van Valckenborgh
introduced a second layer to the fortifications to protect against the Thirty Years War
in the seventeenth century, he extended Hamburg and created a "New Town" (Neustadt
) whose street names still date from the grid system of roads he introduced.
In 1842, about a quarter of the inner city was destroyed in the "Great Fire
". The fire started on the night of 4 May and was not extinguished until 8 May. It destroyed three churches, the town hall, and many other buildings, killing 51 people and leaving an estimated 20,000 homeless. Reconstruction took more than 40 years.
After periodic political unrest, particularly in 1848
, Hamburg adopted in 1860 a semidemocratic constitution that provided for the election of the Senate, the governing body of the city-state, by adult taxpaying males. Other innovations included the separation of powers, the separation of Church and State, freedom of the press, of assembly and association. Hamburg became a member of the North German Confederation
(1866–1871) and of the German Empire
(1871–1918), and maintained its self-ruling status during the Weimar Republic
(1919–1933). Hamburg acceded to the German Customs Union or Zollverein
in 1888, the last (along with Bremen) of the German states to join. The city experienced its fastest growth during the second half of the 19th century when its population more than quadrupled to 800,000 as the growth of the city's Atlantic
trade helped make it Europe's second-largest port.
The Hamburg-America Line
, with Albert Ballin
as its director, became the world's largest transatlantic
shipping company around the start of the 20th century. Shipping companies sailing to South America
and East Asia
were based in the city. Hamburg was the departure port for many Germans and Eastern Europeans
to emigrate to the United States
in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Trading communities from all over the world established themselves there.
A major outbreak of cholera
in 1892 was badly handled by the city government, which retained an unusual degree of independence for a German city. About 8,600 died in the largest German epidemic of the late 19th century, and the last major cholera epidemic in a major city of the Western world.
Second World War
on the Heiligengeistfeld in Hamburg – one of four enormous fortress-like bunkers which were built of reinforced concrete between 1942 and 1944 and equipped with anti-aircraft artillery for air defense
In Nazi Germany
(1933–1945), Hamburg was a Gau
from 1934 until 1945. During the Second World War
, Hamburg suffered a series of Allied air raids
which devastated much of the city and the harbour. On 23 July 1943, Royal Air Force (RAF
) and United States Army Air Force (USAAF
) firebombing created a firestorm
which spread from the Hauptbahnhof
(main railway station) and quickly moved south-east, completely destroying entire boroughs such as Hammerbrook
and Hamm South
. Thousands of people perished in these densely populated working class boroughs. The raids, codenamed Operation Gomorrah
by the RAF
, killed at least 42,600 civilians; the precise number is not known. About one million civilians were evacuated in the aftermath of the raids. While some of the boroughs destroyed were rebuilt as residential districts after the war, others such as Hammerbrook were entirely developed into office, retail and limited residential or industrial districts.
On 16 February 1962, a North Sea flood
caused the Elbe to rise to an all-time high, inundating one-fifth of Hamburg and killing more than 300 people.
On 31 December 2016, there were 1,860,759 people registered as living in Hamburg in an area of 755.3 km2
(291.6 sq mi). The population density
The metropolitan area of the Hamburg region (Hamburg Metropolitan Region
) is home to 5,107,429 living on 196/km2
There were 915,319 women and 945,440 men in Hamburg. For every 1,000 females, there were 1,033 males. In 2015, there were 19,768 births in Hamburg (of which 38.3% were to unmarried women); 6422 marriages and 3190 divorces, and 17,565 deaths. In the city, the population was spread out, with 16.1% under the age of 18, and 18.3% were 65 years of age or older. 356 people in Hamburg were over the age of 100.
According to the Statistical Office for Hamburg and Schleswig Holstein
, the number of people with a migrant background is at 34% (631,246).
Immigrants come from 200 different countries. 5,891 people have acquired German cititzenship in 2016.
In 2016, there were 1,021,666 households, of which 17.8% had children under the age of 18; 54.4% of all households were made up of singles. 25.6% of all households were single parent households. The average household size was 1.8.
Foreign citizens in Hamburg
Hamburg residents with a foreign citizenship as of 31 December 2016 is as follows
Like elsewhere in Germany, Standard German
is spoken in Hamburg, but as typical for northern Germany, the original language of Hamburg is Low German
, usually referred to as Hamborger Platt
(German Hamburger Platt
) or Hamborgsch
. Since large-scale standardization
of the German language beginning in earnest in the 18th century, various Low German-colored dialects have developed (contact-varieties of German on Low Saxon substrates). Originally, there was a range of such Missingsch
varieties, the best-known being the low-prestige ones of the working classes and the somewhat more bourgeois Hanseatendeutsch
(Hanseatic German), although the term is used in appreciation.
All of these are now moribund due to the influences of Standard German used by education and media. However, the former importance of Low German is indicated by several songs, such as the famous sea shanty Hamborger Veermaster
, written in the 19th century when Low German was used more frequently. Many toponyms and street names reflect Low Saxon vocabulary, partially even in Low Saxon spelling, which is not standardised, and to some part in forms adapted to Standard German.
According to the publication "Muslimisches Leben in Deutschland" (Muslim life in Germany
) estimated 141,900 Muslim migrants (counting in nearly 50 countries of origin) lived in Hamburg in 2008.
About three years later (May 2011) calculations based on census data for 21 countries of origin resulted in the number of about 143,200 Muslim migrants in Hamburg, making up 8.4% percent of the population.
Hamburg City Hall (front view)
The city of Hamburg is one of 16 German states
, therefore the Mayor of Hamburg
's office corresponds more to the role of a minister-president
than to the one of a city mayor. As a German state government
, it is responsible for public education, correctional institutions and public safety; as a municipality, it is additionally responsible for libraries, recreational facilities, sanitation, water supply and welfare services.
The 7 boroughs and 104 quarters of Hamburg
Hamburg is made up of seven boroughs (German: Bezirke
) and subdivided into 104 quarters (German: Stadtteile
). There are 181 localities (German: Ortsteile
). The urban organization is regulated by the Constitution of Hamburg and several laws.
Most of the quarters were former independent cities, towns or villages annexed into Hamburg proper. The last large annexation was done through the Greater Hamburg Act
of 1937, when the cities Altona
were merged into the state of Hamburg.
The Act of the Constitution and Administration of Hanseatic city of Hamburg
established Hamburg as a state and a municipality.
Some of the boroughs and quarters have been rearranged several times.
Each borough is governed by a Borough Council (German: Bezirksversammlung
) and administered by a Municipal Administrator (German: Bezirksamtsleiter
). The boroughs are not independent municipalities: their power is limited and subordinate to the Senate of Hamburg
. The borough administrator is elected by the Borough Council and thereafter requires confirmation and appointment by Hamburg's Senate.
The quarters have no governing bodies of their own.
("Hamburg Centre") covers mostly the urban centre of the city and consists of the quarters Billbrook
, Kleiner Grasbrook
, St. Georg
, St. Pauli
The quarters Hamburg-Altstadt
("old town") and Neustadt
("new town") are the historical origin of Hamburg.
is the westernmost urban borough, on the right bank of the Elbe river. From 1640 to 1864, Altona was under the administration of the Danish monarchy
. Altona was an independent city until 1937. Politically, the following quarters are part of Altona: Altona-Altstadt
, Groß Flottbek
consists of the quarters Allermöhe
—the centre of the former independent town, Billwerder
contains the quarters Alsterdorf
, Groß Borstel
with Ohlsdorf cemetery
lies on the southern shores of the river Elbe and covers parts of the port of Hamburg, residential and rural areas, and some research institutes. The quarters are Altenwerder
, Gut Moor
is divided into the quarters Bergstedt
The Marco-Polo-Centre (left) and Unilever HQ Germany
The town hall
is a richly decorated Neo-Renaissance building finished in 1897. The tower is 112 metres (367 ft) high. Its façade, 111 m (364 ft) long, depicts the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire, since Hamburg was, as a Free Imperial City, only under the sovereignty of the emperor.
, a brick expressionist
office building built in 1922 and designed by architect Fritz Höger
, is shaped like an ocean liner.
Europe's largest urban development since 2008, the HafenCity
, will house about 10,000 inhabitants and 15,000 workers. The plan includes designs by Rem Koolhaas
and Renzo Piano
. The Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic Hall)
, opened in January 2017, houses concerts in a sail-shaped building on top of an old warehouse, designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron
Parks and gardens
Culture and contemporary life
Hamburg has more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. In 2005, more than 18 million people visited concerts, exhibitions, theatres, cinemas, museums, and cultural events. More than 8,552 taxable companies (average size 3.16 employees) were engaged in the culture sector, which includes music, performing arts and literature. There are five companies in the creative sector per thousand residents (as compared to three in Berlin and 37 in London).
Hamburg has entered the European Green Capital Award
scheme, and was awarded the title of European Green Capital for 2011.
The English Theatre of Hamburg
Mundsburg station was established in 1976 and is the oldest professional English-speaking theatre in Germany, and has exclusively English native-speaking actors in its company.
BallinStadt (Emigration City)
is dedicated to the millions of Europeans who emigrated to North and South America between 1850 and 1939. Visitors descending from those overseas emigrants may search for their ancestors at computer terminals.
Hamburg is the birthplace of Johannes Brahms
, who spent his formative early years in the city, and the birthplace and home of the famous waltz composer Oscar Fetrás
, who wrote the well-known "Mondnacht auf der Alster" waltz.
In addition to musicals, opera houses, concert halls and theaters, the cityscape is characterized by a large music scene. This includes, among other things, over 110 music venues, several annual festivals and over 50 event organizers based in Hamburg.
Larger venues include the Barclaycard Arena
, the Bahrenfeld harness racing track
and Hamburg City Park
Hamburg was an important center of rock music in the early 1960s. The Beatles
lived and played in Hamburg from August 1960 to December 1962. They proved popular and gained local acclaim. Prior to the group's initial recording and widespread fame, Hamburg provided residency and performing venues for the band during the time they performed there. One of the venues they performed at was the Star Club
on St. Pauli.
An important meeting place for Hamburg musicians from the 1970s to the mid-80s was the jazz pub Onkel Pö
, which was originally founded in the Pöseldorf neighborhood and later moved to Eppendorf. Many musicians who were counted as part of the "Hamburg scene
" met here. In addition to Udo Lindenberg, these included Otto Waalkes
, Hans Scheibner and groups such as Torfrock
. One of the members of the band Frumpy was the Hamburg-born singer and composer Inga Rumpf
Hamburg is famous for a special kind of German alternative music, the "Hamburger Schule
", a term used for bands like Tocotronic
or Kante. The meeting point of the Hamburg School was long considered to be the Golden Pudel Club
in Altona's old town near the Fischmarkt. Alongside clubs such as the Pal, the Moondoo or the Waagenbau, today the Pudel is a central location of the Hamburg electro scene. Well-known artists of this scene include the DJ duo Moonbootica
, Mladen Solomun and Helena Hauff
Hamburg is also home to many music labels, music distributors and publishers. These include Warner Music
, Kontor Records
, Believe Digital and Indigo. The high proportion of independent labels in the city, which include Audiolith
, Dial Records, Grand Hotel van Cleef
, among others, is striking. Before its closure, the label L'Age D'Or
also belonged to these.
In the late 90s, Hamburg was considered one of the strongholds of the German hip-hop scene. Bands like Beginner
shaped Hamburg's hip-hop style and made the city a serious location for the hip-hop scene through songs like "Hamburg City Blues." In addition to Beginner, several successful German hip-hop acts hail from Hamburg, such as Fünf Sterne Deluxe
, Samy Deluxe
, Fettes Brot
and 187 Strassenbande
Hamburg has a vibrant psychedelic trance community, with record labels such as Spirit Zone
Festivals and regular events
Hamburg is noted for several festivals and regular events. Some of them are street festivals, such as the gay pride Hamburg Pride
or the Alster fair (German: Alstervergnügen
held at the Binnenalster
. The Hamburger DOM
is northern Germany's biggest funfair, held three times a year. Hafengeburtstag
is a funfair
to honour the birthday of the port of Hamburg with a party and a ship parade.
The annual biker's service in Saint Michael's Church
attracts tens of thousands of bikers
Christmas markets in December are held at the Hamburg Rathaus
square, among other places.
The long night of museums
(German: Lange Nacht der Museen
) offers one entrance fee for about 40 museums until midnight.
The sixth Festival of Cultures
was held in September 2008, celebrating multi-cultural life.
The Filmfest Hamburg
— a film festival originating from the 1950s Film Days
(German: Film Tage
) — presents a wide range of films.
The Hamburg Messe and Congress
offers a venue for trade shows, such hanseboot
, an international boat show, or Du und deine Welt
, a large consumer products show.
Regular sports events—some open to pro and amateur participants—are the cycling competition EuroEyes Cyclassics
, the Hamburg Marathon
, the biggest marathon in Germany after Berlin,
the tennis tournament Hamburg Masters
and equestrian events like the Deutsches Derby
Hamburg is also known for its music and festival culture. For example, the Reeperbahn alone has between 25 - 30 million visitors every year. In addition, there are over a million visitors to the annual festivals and major music events.
Hamburg's festivals include the Elbjazz Festival
, which takes place 2 days a year (usually on the Whitsun weekend) in Hamburg's harbor and HafenCity.
For contemporary and experimental music, the "blurred edges
" festival usually follows in May at various venues within Hamburg. In mid-August, the MS Dockville
music and arts festival has run annually since 2007 in the Wilhelmsburg
This is followed at the end of September by the Reeperbahn Festival
, which has been running since 2006. As Europe's largest club festival, it offers several hundred program points around the Reeperbahn in Hamburg over four days and is one of the most important meeting places for the music industry worldwide.
In November, the ÜBERJAZZ Festival, which aims to expand the stylistic boundaries of the concept of jazz, starts every year at Kampnagel.
Original Hamburg dishes are Birnen, Bohnen und Speck
(green beans cooked with pears and bacon), Aalsuppe
) is often mistaken to be German for "eel soup" (Aal
translated 'eel'), but the name probably comes from the Low Saxon allns
[aˑlns], meaning "all", "everything and the kitchen sink", not necessarily eel. Today eel is often included to meet the expectations of unsuspecting diners.
There is Bratkartoffeln
(pan-fried potato slices
), Finkenwerder Scholle
(Low Saxon Finkwarder Scholl
, pan-fried plaice), Pannfisch
(pan-fried fish with mustard sauce), Rote Grütze
(Low Saxon Rode Grütt
, related to Danish rødgrød
, a type of summer pudding made mostly from berries and usually served with cream, like Danish rødgrød med fløde
(a mixture of corned beef, mashed potatoes and beetroot, a cousin of the Norwegian lapskaus
, all offshoots off an old-time one-pot meal that used to be the main component of the common sailor's humdrum diet on the high seas).
(in reference to the city's river, the Alster
) is the local name for a type of shandy
, a concoction of equal parts of beer and carbonated lemonade (Zitronenlimonade
), the lemonade being added to the beer.
There is the curious regional dessert pastry called Franzbrötchen
. Looking rather like a flattened croissant, it is similar in preparation but includes a cinnamon and sugar filling, often with raisins or brown sugar streusel
. The name may also reflect to the roll's croissant
-like appearance – franz
appears to be a shortening of französisch
, meaning "French", which would make a Franzbrötchen
a "French roll". Ordinary bread rolls tend to be oval-shaped and of the French bread variety. The local name is Schrippe
(scored lengthways) for the oval kind and, for the round kind, Rundstück
("round piece" rather than mainstream German Brötchen
, diminutive form of Brot
a relative of Denmark's rundstykke
. In fact, while by no means identical, the cuisines of Hamburg and Denmark
, especially of Copenhagen
, have a lot in common. This also includes a predilection for open-faced sandwiches of all sorts, especially topped with cold-smoked or pickled fish.
The American hamburger
may have developed from Hamburg's Frikadeller
: a pan-fried patty (usually larger and thicker than its American counterpart) made from a mixture of ground beef, soaked stale bread
, egg, chopped onion, salt and pepper, usually served with potatoes and vegetables like any other piece of meat, not usually on a bun. The Oxford Dictionary defined a Hamburger steak
in 1802: a sometimes-smoked and -salted piece of meat, that, according to some sources, came from Hamburg to America.
The name and food, "hamburger", has entered all English-speaking countries, and derivative words in non-English speaking countries.
There are restaurants which offer most of these dishes, especially in the HafenCity
Hamburg has long been a centre of alternative music and counter-culture movements. The boroughs of St. Pauli
are known for being home to many radical left-wing and anarchist groups, culminating every year during the traditional May Day demonstrations.
During the 2017 G20 summit
, which took place in Hamburg from 7–8 July that year, protestors clashed violently with the police in the Sternschanze
area and particularly around the Rote Flora. On 7 July, several cars were set on fire and street barricades were erected to prevent the police from entering the area. In response to that, the police made heavy use of water cannons and tear gas in order to scatter the protestors. However, this was met with strong resistance by protestors, resulting in a total of 160 injured police and 75 arrested participants in the protests.
After the summit, however, the Rote Flora issued a statement, in which it condemns the arbitrary acts of violence that were committed by some of the protestors whilst generally defending the right to use violence as a means of self-defence against police oppression. In particular, the spokesperson of the Rote Flora said that the autonomous cultural centre had a traditionally good relationship with its neighbours and local residents, since they were united in their fight against gentrification in that neighbourhood.
The English Theatre of Hamburg at Lerchenfeld 14
There are several English-speaking communities, such as the Caledonian Society of Hamburg, The British Club Hamburg, British and Commonwealth Luncheon Club, Anglo-German Club e.V.
Professional Women's Forum,
The British Decorative and Fine Arts Society, The English Speaking Union of the Commonwealth, The Scottish Country Dancers of Hamburg, The Hamburg Players e.V. English Language Theatre Group, The Hamburg Exiles Rugby Club
, several cricket clubs, and The Morris Minor Register of Hamburg. Furthermore, the Anglo-Hanseatic Lodge No. 850
within the Grand Lodge of British Freemasons of Germany
under the United Grand Lodges of Germany
works in Hamburg, and has a diverse expat membership. There is also a 400-year-old Anglican church community worshipping at St Thomas Becket Church
American and international English-speaking organisations include The American Club of Hamburg e.V.
the American Women's Club of Hamburg,
the English Speaking Union, the German-American Women's Club,
and The International Women's Club of Hamburg e.V. The American Chamber of Commerce
handles matters related to business affairs.
The International School of Hamburg
serves school children.
A Hamburg saying, referring to its anglophile nature, is: "Wenn es in London anfängt zu regnen, spannen die Hamburger den Schirm auf." ... "When it starts raining in London, people in Hamburg open their umbrellas."
A memorial for successful English engineer William Lindley
, who reorganized, beginning in 1842, the drinking water and sewage system and thus helped to fight against cholera, is near Baumwall train station in Vorsetzen street.
In 2009, more than 2,500 "stumbling blocks" (Stolpersteine)
were laid, engraved with the names of deported and murdered citizens. Inserted into the pavement in front of their former houses, the blocks draw attention to the victims of Nazi persecution.
The Gross domestic product
(GDP) of Hamburg was 119.0 billion € in 2018, accounting for 3.6% of German economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 59,600 € or 197% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 132% of the EU average.
The city has a relatively high employment rate, at 88 percent of the working-age population, employed in over 160,000 businesses. The average income in 2016 of employees was €49,332.
The unemployment rate stood at 6.1% in October 2018 and was higher than the German average.
The most significant economic unit is the Port of Hamburg, which ranks third to Rotterdam
in Europe and 17th-largest worldwide with transshipments of 8.9 million twenty-foot equivalent units
(TEU) of cargo and 138.2 million tons of goods in 2016.
International trade is also the reason for the large number of consulates in the city. Although situated 110 kilometres (70 mi) up the Elbe, it is considered a sea port due to its ability to handle large ocean-going vessels.
Heavy industry of Hamburg includes the making of steel, aluminium, copper and various large shipyards such as Blohm + Voss
is Europe's largest urban development project and is located in the Hamburg-Mitte
district. It consists of the area of the Great Grasbrook, the northern part of the former Elbe island Grasbrook
, and the warehouse district on the former Elbe island Kehrwieder and Wandrahm. It is bordered to the north, separated by the customs channel to Hamburg's city center, west and south by the Elbe and to the east, bounded by the upper harbor, Rothenburgsort
. The district is full of rivers and streams and is surrounded by channels, and has a total area of about 2.2 square-kilometers.
HafenCity has 155 hectares in the area formerly belonging to the free port north of the Great Grasbrook. Residential units for up to 12,000 people are planned to be built on the site by around the mid-2020s, and jobs for up to 40,000 people, mainly in the office sector, should be created. It is the largest ongoing urban development project in Hamburg.
Construction work started in 2003, and in 2009 the first part of the urban development project was finished with the completion of the Dalmannkai / Sandtorkai neighborhood – which is the first stage of the HafenCity project. According to the person responsible for the development and commercialization of HafenCity, HafenCity Hamburg GmbH, half of the master plan underlying structural construction is already completed, whereas the other half is either under construction or is in the construction preparation stages.
Many companies operating in E-Commerce
have moved into HafenCity or started there. In addition to cruise agents, many start-up companies
that have no direct connection to the port or ships can be found in HafenCity.
City logo of Hamburg
, one of Europe's most luxurious shopping streets
In 2017, more than 6,783,000 visitors with 13,822,000 overnight stays visited the city.
The tourism sector employs more than 175,000 people full-time and brings in revenue
of almost €9 billion, making the tourism industry a major economic force in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Hamburg has one of the fastest-growing tourism industries in Germany. From 2001 to 2007, the overnight stays in the city increased by 55.2% (Berlin +52.7%, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
A typical Hamburg visit includes a tour of the city hall and the grand church St. Michaelis
(called the Michel
), and visiting the old warehouse district (Speicherstadt
) and the harbour promenade
). Sightseeing buses connect these points of interest. As Hamburg is one of the world's largest harbours many visitors take one of the harbour and/or canal boat tours (Große Hafenrundfahrt
) which start from the Landungsbrücken
. Major destinations also include museums
The area of Reeperbahn
in the quarter St. Pauli
is Europe's largest red light district and home of strip clubs, brothels, bars and nightclubs. The singer and actor Hans Albers
is strongly associated with St. Pauli, and wrote the neighbourhood's unofficial anthem, "Auf der Reeperbahn Nachts um Halb Eins" ("On the Reeperbahn at Half Past Midnight
") in the 1940s. The Beatles
had stints on the Reeperbahn early in their careers. Others prefer the laid-back neighbourhood Schanze
with its street cafés, or a barbecue on one of the beaches along the river Elbe. Hamburg's famous zoo, the Tierpark Hagenbeck
, was founded in 1907 by Carl Hagenbeck
as the first zoo with moated, barless enclosures.
In 2016, the average visitor spent two nights in Hamburg.
The majority of visitors come from Germany. Most foreigners are European, especially from Denmark
(395,681 overnight stays), the United Kingdom
(301,000 overnight stays), Switzerland
(340,156 overnight stays), Austria
(about 252,397 overnight stays) and the Netherlands
(about 182,610 overnight stays).
The largest group from outside Europe comes from the United States
(206,614 overnight stays).
The Queen Mary 2
has docked regularly since 2004, and there were six departures planned from 2010 onwards.
Media businesses employ over 70,000 people.
The Norddeutscher Rundfunk
which includes the television station NDR Fernsehen
is based in Hamburg, including the very popular news program Tagesschau
, as are the commercial television station Hamburg 1
, the Christian television station Bibel TV
and the civil media outlet Tide TV
. There are regional radio stations such as Radio Hamburg
. Some of Germany's largest publishing companies, Axel Springer AG
, Gruner + Jahr
, Bauer Media Group
are located in the city. Many national newspapers and magazines such as Der Spiegel
and Die Zeit
are produced in Hamburg, as well as some special-interest newspapers such as Financial Times Deutschland
. Hamburger Abendblatt
and Hamburger Morgenpost
are daily regional newspapers with a large circulation. There are music publishers, such as Warner Bros. Records
Germany, and ICT
firms such as Adobe Systems
A total of about 2,000 companies are located in Hamburg that are active in the music industry. With over 17,000 employees and a gross value added of around 640 million euros, this industry is one of the strongest in the city.
The Interessengemeinschaft Hamburger Musikwirtschaft
and the Clubkombinat
represent the companies in the industry. The interests of Hamburg musicians* are represented, for example, by RockCity Hamburg e.V.
Hamburg has 54 hospitals. The University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
, with about 1,736 beds, houses a large medical school. There are also smaller private hospitals. On 1 January 2011 there were about 12,507 hospital beds.
The city had 5,663 physicians in private practice and 456 pharmacies in 2010.
Neue and Freihafen-Elbbrücke
Hamburg is a major transportation hub, connected to four Autobahnen
(motorways) and the most important railway junction on the route to Scandinavia.
Bridges and tunnels connect the northern and southern parts of the city, such as the old Elbe Tunnel
) or St. Pauli Elbtunnel (official name) which opened in 1911, now is major tourist sight, and the Elbe Tunnel
) the crossing of a motorway
Hamburg's licence plate
prefix was "HH" (Hansestadt Hamburg; English: Hanseatic City of Hamburg) between 1906 and 1945 and from 1956 onwards, rather than the single letter normally used for large cities since the federal registration reform in 1956, such as B for Berlin or M for Munich. "H" was Hamburg's prefix in the years between 1945 and 1947 (used by Hanover
A map of the transit rail lines in Hamburg
by rail, bus and ship is organised by the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund
("Hamburg transit authority") (HVV). Tickets sold by one company are valid on all other HVV companies' services. The HVV was the first organisation of this kind worldwide.
33 mass transit rail lines across the city are the backbone of public transport.
(commuter train system) comprises six lines and the U-Bahn
four lines – U-Bahn
is short for Untergrundbahn
(underground railway). Approximately 41 km (25 mi) of 101 km (63 mi) of the U-Bahn is underground; most is on embankments or viaduct or at ground level. Older residents still speak of the system as Hochbahn
(elevated railway), also because the operating company of the subway is the Hamburger Hochbahn
. The AKN railway
connects satellite towns in Schleswig-Holstein to the city. On some routes regional trains of Germany's major railway company Deutsche Bahn AG
and the regional metronom
trains may be used with an HVV ticket. Except at the four bigger stations of the city, Hauptbahnhof
regional trains do not stop inside the city. The tram system
was opened in 1866 and shut down in 1978.
Gaps in the rail network are filled by more than 669 bus routes, operated by single-deck two-, three- and four-axle diesel buses.
Hamburg has no trams
, but has hydrogen-fueled buses. The buses run frequently during working hours, with buses on some so-called MetroBus routes as often as every 2 minutes.
On special weekday night lines the intervals can be 30 minutes or longer, on normal days (Monday-Friday) the normal buses stop running at night. (MetroBuses run all around the clock, every day at the year at least every half-hour.)
There are eight ferry lines along the River Elbe
, operated by HADAG
, that fall under the aegis of the HVV. While mainly used by citizens and dock workers, they can also be used for sightseeing tours.
The international airport serving Hamburg, Hamburg Airport Helmut Schmidt
: HAM, ICAO
: EDDH) is the fifth biggest and oldest airport in Germany, having been established in 1912 and located about 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the city centre. About 60 airlines provide service to 125 destination airports, including some long-distance destinations like Newark, New Jersey
on United Airlines
, and Tehran
on Iran Air
. Hamburg is a secondary hub for Lufthansa
, which is the largest carrier at the airport, and the airline also operates one of its biggest Lufthansa Technik
maintenance facilities there. The second airport is located in Hamburg-Finkenwerder
, officially named Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport
: XFW, ICAO
: EDHI). It is about 10 km (6 mi) from the city centre and is a nonpublic airport for the Airbus
plant. It is the second biggest Airbus plant, after Toulouse
, and the third biggest aviation manufacturing plant after Seattle
and Toulouse; the plant houses the final assembly lines for A318, A319, A320, A321
Public transportation statistics
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transit in Hamburg, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 58 min. 16% of public transit riders, ride for more than two hours every day. The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for public transit is 11 min, while 11% of riders wait for over 20 minutes on average every day. The average distance people usually ride in a single trip with public transit is 8.9 km, while 21% travel for over 12 km in a single direction.
In June 2019 City of Hamburg introduced a law governing the phasing out of coal based thermal and electric energy production ("Kohleausstiegsgesetz").
This move was the result of negotiations between parliamentary parties and representatives of the popular petition Tschuess Kohle ("Goodbye Coal").
Hamburg Ministry for Environment and Energy in 2020 announced a partnership with Namibia
, which is a potential supplier of woody biomass from encroacher bush
as replacement of coal.
Hamburg City Man 2007 at the Binnenalster
represented Hamburg until 2016 in the German handball league
. In 2007, HSV Handball won the European Cupwinners Cup. The Club won the league in the 2010–11 season and had an average attendance of 10.690 in the O2 World Hamburg
the same year. The most recent success for the team was the EHF Champions League
win in 2013. Since 2014, the club has suffered from economic problems and was almost not allowed the playing licence for the 2014–15 season. But due to economic support from the former club president/sponsor Andreas Rudolf the club was allowed the licence in the last minute. On 20 January 2016 however, their licence was removed due to violations following the continued economic struggles. In 2016–17, they were not allowed to play in the first or second league. The team lives on through their former second team (now their main team) in the third division (2016-2018) and in second division (since 2018).
The BCJ Hamburg
played in the Basketball Bundesliga
from 1999 to 2001. Since then, teams from Hamburg have attempted to return to Germany's elite league. The recently founded Hamburg Towers
have already established themselves as one of the main teams in Germany's second division ProA
and aim to take on the heritage of the BCJ Hamburg. The Towers play their home games at the Inselparkhalle
Hamburg is the nation's field hockey
capital and dominates the men's as well as the women's Bundesliga. Hamburg hosts many top teams such as Uhlenhorster Hockey Club, Harvesterhuder Hockey Club and Club An Der Alster.
The Hamburg Warriors
are one of Germany's top lacrosse clubs.
The club has grown immensely in the last several years and includes at least one youth team, three men's, and two women's teams. The team participates in the Deutsch Lacrosse Verein. The Hamburg Warriors are part of the Harvestehuder Tennis- und Hockey-Club e.V (HTHC).
There are also the Hamburg Dockers
, an Australian rules football
The FC St. Pauli team dominates women's rugby in Germany. Other first-league teams include VT Aurubis Hamburg (Volleyball) and Hamburger Polo Club.
There are also several minority sports clubs, including four cricket
The Centre Court of the Tennis Am Rothenbaum
venue, with a capacity of 13,200 people, is the largest in Germany.
Hamburg made a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games
, but 51.7 percent of those city residents participating in a referendum
in November 2015 voted against continuing Hamburg's bid to host the games. Meanwhile, Hamburg's partner city Kiel
voted in favour of hosting the event, with almost 66 percent of all participants supporting the bid. Opponents of the bid had argued that hosting the 33rd Olympic Games would cost the city too much in public funds.
The school system is managed by the Ministry of Schools and Vocational Training (Behörde für Schule und Berufsbildung
). The system had approximately 191,148 students in 221 primary schools
and 188 secondary schools
There are 32 public libraries in Hamburg.
Nineteen universities are located in Hamburg, with about 100,589 university students in total, including 9,000 resident students.
Six universities are public, including the largest, the University of Hamburg
(Universität Hamburg) with the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
, the University of Music and Theatre
, the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
, the HafenCity University Hamburg
and the Hamburg University of Technology
. Seven universities are private, like the Bucerius Law School
, the Kühne Logistics University
and the HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration
. The city has also smaller private colleges and universities, including many religious and special-purpose institutions, such as the Helmut Schmidt University
(formerly the University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg).
Hamburg is home to one of the oldest international schools in Germany, the International School of Hamburg
Twin towns – sister cities
In Hamburg it's hard to find a native Hamburger. A hurried and superficial search turns up only crayfish, people from Pinneberg, and those from Bergedorf. One accompanies the contented little kippers of a striving society; mackerels from Stade, sole from Finkenwerder, herrings from Cuxhaven swim in expectant throngs through the streets of my city and lobsters patrol the stock exchange with open claws.... The first so-called unguarded glance always lands on the bottom of the sea and falls into twilight of the aquarium. Heinrich Heine
must have had the same experience when he tried, with his cultivated scorn and gifted melancholy, to find the people of Hamburg.
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