The city of Hamburg features a well-deserved reputation as Germany’s Gateway to the World. It is the country’s biggest port and the second-busiest in Europe, despite being located astride the River Elbe, some 100 kilometers from the North Sea. It is also Germany’s second largest city. It values its status as being as independent as you can of other states which have existed or currently exist in Germany. Within the centuries, Hamburg is definitely an international city. This is not only due to the position in international trade, but also in political dimensions. The harbor is the center of the city; however, Hamburg is also among the main media hubs in Germany. Hamburg still keeps its tradition to be an open, yet discreet city. Citizens of Hamburg, just like the majority of Northern Germans, may seem to be quite reserved at first. Once they get to know with whom they’re dealing, they’ll be as warm and friendly as you’d wish. Hamburg has the fifth-largest international airport in Germany, so arrival by plane is an evident selection for those visiting from far away. There are lots of connections within Europe, although only a few intercontinental direct services are offered. Don’t miss an opportunity to explore among Europe’s largest and most critical port cities, Hamburg. This walking tour will provide you with access to a specialist guide that would lead you landmarks like the UNESCO-listed Speicherstadt, the Nikolai Church, and the Elbphilharomie. Hear tales about Hamburg’s history, from Hanseatic trade deals to WWII bombing. The Village of Hamburg has so much to offer and is quickly learning to be a destination for young families. You can find several small beaches on the North side of the Elbe River between Övelgönne and Blankenese. Even though not common, it is safe to swim in the Elbe there. You could have a barbecue there in the evenings, provided that you bring a grill and cleanup after yourself. Hamburg publishes a thick, detailed booklet of local museums called “Museumswelt Hamburg “.You can find the Museumswelt Hamburg at the information desk at the museums. The easiest way to explore Hamburg’s extensive waterways (Hamburg boasts more bridges than Amsterdam, Venice and London combined, but that features any type of bridge) is on a ferry or pleasure boat. Boat trips are largely split into those on the inner city Alster Lake (both, inner and outer lakes) and harbor trips on the Elbe River.