Hamburg is Germany’s biggest and most successful port city.

Growth ...

Growth in Hamburg’s economy makes it an attractive location for industry, combining great traditions with forward looking innovations – Hamburg has strong business clusters in the maritime industry, aviation, renewable energies, the media and science. And Hamburg has more. Much more. Hamburg is a liveable city – a city for entertainment and eating out, for shopping and elegant lifestyle, and for simply feeling good.

Maritime flair ...

Maritime flair is an integral part of Hamburg’s personality – with the Inner and Outer Lakes Alster, with the River Elbe and the Elbe Terraces, with countless parks and green spaces, and with authentic urban quality of life. All of that contributed to Hamburg’s selection by the EU as the “European Green Capital 2011”.

Green spaces ...

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Green spaces are interlaced with the waterways which are vital arteries of the Hamburg cityscape, and with unique Hanseatic architecture. The result is a finely balanced urban environment, with heritage houses and modern buildings, with vibrant trend districts and port facilities, with cultural institutions and artistic objects, creating an agreeable and also stimulating atmosphere.

Quality of life …

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Quality of life is what attracts tourists and new citizens here from all parts of the world. The people of Hamburg and their visitors love the art, the culture, the tradition, the events, and the wide range of bars and restaurants, which are by no means limited to the typical entertainment districts such as St. Pauli and Schanzenviertel.

Speicherstadt, HafenCity and other exciting areas are likewise becoming centres of urban life in this city, which is known for its extraordinary diversity and its tradition of tolerance. The latest highlight and landmark of sophisticated architecture is the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall currently in construction in HafenCity.

Hamburg is a meeting place for global players. A brilliant setting for trade fairs.

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Restaurants, museums, clubs – the city has a fantastic range of leisure activities.


There are plenty of hotels of all categories located close to the Hamburg Messe site.


Watersports and exciting trend districts – images of a vibrant city.

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