The Hamburg Metropolitan Region: at the Root of the TUHH’s Success
Let’s not forget Hamburg, for why are we all here? Germany’s most attractive city combines urbane sophistication, maritime flair, the open-mindedness of a metropolis, and high recreational value. With its wide range of cultural and sports offerings, Hamburg is never boring. The second-largest city in Germany, it has traditionally been seen as a gateway to the world. Its port is not only the largest seaport in Germany and the second-largest in Europe, but a residential neighborhood with leisure, recreational and educational facilities. Hamburg is a very special place. A green city criss-crossed by waterways, it is upscale and elegant around the Alster and the main shopping streets, and creative and youthful in the Karolinenviertel and Sternschanze neighborhoods. Sunset over the Elbe, cinemas, musicals, and concerts of an evening, restaurants, bars, and clubs at night, the Fischmarkt at daybreak, sailing on or walking by the Alster lake or the Elbe river, jogging in the Stadtpark – Hamburg has it all. Studying in Hamburg is cool – unlike the often surprisingly fine weather.
Hamburg is Germany’s most likable city, and not only in the opinion of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung readers. Hamburgers themselves are very happy with their city, which has been chosen as the European Green Capital for 2011. As for rain, with 643 mm per square meter Hamburg has the fourth-best average rainfall of all German cities. Only Leipzig, Frankfurt and Hannover can match it. Whether it is the Hafen-Geburtstag port festival, the Cruise Days, the Hafen-City, the Hamburg Marathon, or the Nacht des Wissens (Night of Knowledge), Hamburg has a host of outstanding events worth experiencing at first hand.
Hamburg Municipality: www.hamburg.de
Hamburg Welcome Center: www.welcome.hamburg.de