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Water gives life. People find proximity to water in Hamburg like nowhere else. The city on the water is incomparable and has a unique character. Its maritime flair, fresh air, and Hanseatic cosmopolitanism make Hamburg the finest city in the world for many people. To discover it, embark from the Elbe landing stages (Landungsbrücken) on a round trip through the harbour and the historic Speicherstadt district. You will pass the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the city’s new landmark under construction, and HafenCity, Europe’s largest urban development project.

UNESCO World Heritage

What does the Taj Mahal in India, the Peruvian Inka city of Machu Picchu and the Great Pyramids of Giza have in common with Hamburg? They all belong to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. On 5 July 2015, the Hamburg ensemble ‘Speicherstadt and Kontorhaus District with Chilehaus’ has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, making it one of the world’s 1.031 ‘masterpieces of human creation with outstanding universal value’.

The Reeperbahn

The Reeperbahn is a living legend: in the old days it was a seedy red-light quarter for seafarers, during the 1960s it was a stepping stone for the Beatles. Since the 1990s the red-light district has been gradually transformed into a unique entertainment district with bars and clubs, art galleries, cabarets, theatres and top-class restaurants. The Reeperbahn, almost 1 kilometre long, is a “must” on the tourist route as well as Grosse Freiheit, the Davidwache police station or the Spielbudenplatz with its Panoptikum waxworks and Operettenhaus.
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Hamburg - vibrant city on the waterfront

With the Elbe River and the Alster Lake, its boulevards, public places and parks, Hamburg is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the heart of Europe. |Water gives life and people strive for proximity to water – and find it in Hamburg like nowhere else. This metropolis on the water is incomparable and has a unique character. Almost 2,500 bridges – far more than in Amsterdam, London and Venice combined – cross the innumerable watercourses. Its maritime flair, fresh air, and Hanseatic cosmopolitanism make Hamburg the finest city in the world for many people. |The city is recaptured by nature: Hamburg boasts luxuriant greenery right in the city – lining its streets and squares, in its parks and along watercourses between the Elbe and Alster.

Hamburger Kunsthalle

Opened in 1869, and once the embodiment of the Hamburg bourgeoisie’s feeling for art, the Kunsthalle is now acknowledged as one of Germany’s leading art galleries. The adjacent Gallery of Contemporary Art opened in 1996 at its prominent location and complements its main collection with ambitious examples of contemporary art. Collections include the Old Masters, valuable 19th century prints and drawings, Classical Modernism, as well as contemporary art exhibitions in the Gallery of Contemporary Art.
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