Hamburg - European Melting Pot
Over the years Hamburg is well-known city all over the world and the main reason of such popularity is its famous incredibly huge harbor. Hamburg harbor can be called its 'gates' providing both commercial and cultural prosperity of the city.
Serving the country as the European entry for centuries Hamburg harbor inhabited city with thousands of immigrants from various countries and created extraordinary melting pot.
Hamburg visitors can smell Asian spices, attend European modern clubs and discos, listen to the music originated from hundreds of nationalities.
While being quite international city Hamburg is a symbol of German history where historical building aged a few centuries share the area with glass- and - concrete multi-storied buildings.
Walking along St.Pauli and numerous small streets hamburg visitors can feel medieval atmosphere of expressive, living and fortified German city of middle ages.
But it's always better to see than to hear! You can start your virtual tour around Hamburg right now by viewing its panorama and visiting historical museums.
Hamburg takes its name from the first settlers of the 8th century. Saxon word 'ham' is translated as 'river bank' into English. But the port was established on harbor just in 19 century and became the intenational entry to Hamburg.
St.Pauli street called 'Hamburg Mountain' is the most famous tourist entertainment place containing almost all possible amusement and relaxation means ever invented by humans. The intenational mixture of its inhabitants creates original feeling of visiting the whole world in one place: clubs, bars, restaurants, discos, shops and street performances demonstrate cultures originated from east to west and from north to south.
Other places worth visiting:
Rathaus a fantastically huge town hall now serving as government building. It still remains its 19 century interior.
St. Michaelis Lutheran church providing fantastic view of the city from its tower.
Want to know more about Hamburg sighseeings? Get a list of all places of interest together with their pictures!
Other links: Cheap Excursions and Accomodation Get special tourist cards providing discounts and some free services in Hamburg!
Save Your Money on Hotel A very essential list of Hamburg hotels with proper conveniences and reasonable prices.
Travel to Hamburg by Air The official Hamburg airport site containing flight schedules, services, prices, online tickets booking and useful links for German travellers.