A port city bridging tradition and modernity

Hamburg is a city state in Germany with approximately 1.7 million inhabitants. The city’s port, the largest in Germany, and its location as the headquarters of countless big companies, such as Beiersdorf AG, mean that Hamburg is one of country’s most important industrial hubs.

Culture-lovers also get their money’s worth thanks to the city’s countless museums and more than 60 theatres.

In 2015, the Speicherstadt warehouse district and the neighbouring Kontorhausviertel were declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

Getting here by air

Its central location in Europe makes Hamburg a real hub and it offers outstanding transport links to the whole world.

Hamburg airport: www.hamburg-airport.de

Getting here by train

You can also get to Hamburg easily by train. The Hamburg Hauptbahnhof is the city’s most important railway junction. Serving up to 500000 travellers a day, it is Deutsche Bahn’s busiest railway station.

German Rail: www.bahn.de

Public transport

Composed of approximately 30 transport companies the Hamburger Verkehrsbund (Hamburg Transport Federation) has an extensive network of rapid transit, train, bus and boat services throughout Hamburg and the surrounding villages.

Hamburger Verkehrsbund: www.hvv.de

The app from hamburg.de

The hamburg.de app. The city in your pocket. Free for Android and iPhone.

Click here for the app: www.hamburg.de/app

Your benefits with the Hamburg Card


You can also get the Hamburg Card direct from us in the hotel, or you can order it when you make a reservation.

Hamburg Card online store: www.hamburg-tourism.de

In brief

  • State: Germany
  • Official language: German
  • Telephone prefix: +49 40
  • Population: approx. 1,7 Millionen
  • Emergency number (without prefix): 112

Public holidays

School holidays

27.12.2016 - 06.01.2017
06.03.2017 - 17.03.2017
22.05.2017 - 26.06.2017
20.07.2017 - 30.08.2017
16.10.2017 - 27.10.2017
22.12.2017 - 05.01.2018