About the city

Hamburg is Germany's second-largest city after the capital Berlin. Located on the rivers Elbe and Alster, the green city has the second-largest container port in Europe and along with its more than 100 consulates is considered to be a "gateway to the world". About 20,000 Hamburg companies do business in foreign countries and there are approximately 3,500 subsidiaries of foreign parent companies contributing to the city's foreign trade.

Being a city with a long tradition of national and international trading, Hamburg provides excellent transport connections. Furthermore, the city is profiting more and more from its favourable geographical location.

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Hamburg is said to be one of the most stunning cities in Germany. Of course most of its inhabitants say 'it is the most beautiful city in the world'. Its flair and maritime charm offer an attractive location for business travellers and visitors alike.

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The free and hanseatic city of Hamburg has about 1.8 million inhabitants, whereas the metropolitan area is home to more than 4.3 million people. It is one of the world's most affluent cities and is highly ranked for livability.

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