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Described as the "Gateway to the World," Hamburg is German's second biggest city and one that truly has something for everyone. Its location near the Elbe River makes it a hub for excitement, shopping, culture, and natural beauty. There are more museums in Hamburg than you could ever hope to visit, so you can always find ones to fit your taste. The same goes for performing arts. Theaters, opera houses, and musicals are commonplace throughout Hamburg. Food ranges from uniquely Hamburg to international, from cheap eats to fine dining. And lastly, the variety in shopping is sure to satisfy visitors whether they're high-end fashionistas or quirky boutique shoppers. Despite all of these things to do on land in Hamburg, the best way to explore this city is actually by water. Boat trips take visitors through Hamburg's extensive waterways for a new view of this fascinating city.
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History In Hamburg

The official name of Hamburg is the “Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg”. The city is a major transportation hub for both land and water and is the ninth largest working port in the world, and only second in all of Europe. The multitude of boardwalks provides many eating and shopping experiences. An array of ships from all eras can be found here. Museums, activities, professional sports, transportation, industrial and world famous companies all reside in Hamburg.

The architecture of Hamburg is second to none, be sure to check out The World’s largest stretch of warehouses called Speicherstadt. An interesting building called the Chilehouse is a brick office building designed to look like a boat. Created during the roaring twenties, The Town Hall is a phenomenally detailed building that houses the city council. The ornate building is a must see and captures great on camera. Throughout Hamburg you will notice the medieval buildings all decadent in their own style of shops, homes, and offices. Be sure to capture a few photos along the way. Enjoy a famous Hamburg Schnitzel and a tasty beverage; it will help fuel your walking tour.

Miniatur Wunderland

The largest model railway in the world, and one of the most successful permanent exhibitions in Northern Germany
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The Port of Hamburg

Every year, about 13,000 seagoing vessels from all over the world enter the second biggest European port. From the Cruisecenter terminal to the historic Warehouse City, from the Landungsbrücken (the floating Piers) to the modern container harbour.
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Hamburg is the only place where you can tour the city by ship on the Inner and Outer Alster. From Alster, Fleet- and Canal-Tours to nostalgic Steamer Cruises and Twilight Tours: There are various different tours to examine Hamburg from the waterside.
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