Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. Hamburg is both a city and one of the 16 federal states of Germany. It is located in the north of the country at the southern tip of the Jutland Peninsula. The city stretches around the river Elbe, that in another 100 km flows into the North Sea. The heart of the city is the port of Hamburg, which is the largest in the country and the second largest in Europe after Rotterdam.
Hamburg's accommodation offer will satisfy even the most demanding guests. We offer about 300 hotels, pensions and hostels. If you want to explore the city on foot, you can stay around the main station, where there are quality but also cheap hotels. If you like nightlife, be sure to choose one of the hotels on the Reeperbahn in the St. Pauli district. Hotel prices range from 60 Euro for a double room. Hostel accommodation starts from 25 Euro per person per night.
The name of the city of Hamburg originated in 800, after the first building (castle) built between the rivers Elbe and Alster. During World War II, the city was largely destroyed by Allied bombing and subsequent fires. At the end of the war, Hamburg surrendered without a fight to British forces. It became an independent state of the then Federal Republic of Germany in 1949. As several times before, the renewal of the city was ensured primarily by income from the operation of the port and trade in it.
To move around the city, it is best to use a well-developed public transport system.
Landmarks and activities
Although Hamburg is not a typical tourist destination, it has a lot to offer its visitors. Whether it's the historic center at the old dock with the town hall built of sandstone in 1897, or the Jungefernstieg shopping promenade and the red light district called St. Pauli. Few people know that the name of the famous American dish hamburger comes from here. Local traders sold minced meat steak to hungry sailors (the so-called Tartar steak). This dish became very popular due to its durability among all sailors and was named after the city "Hamburg steak".