City Views Hamburg, Germany 2017

The Hanseatic City Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany after Berlin with about 1.8 million inhabitants. The city is a conurbation with more than 2.7 million inhabitants and is the center of the more than five million inhabitants of the metropolitan area of ​​Hamburg. In 2015, the Speicherstadt and the adjacent Kontorhaus District were included in the World Heritage List as a world heritage site. The port of Hamburg is the largest seaport in Germany and one of the largest in Europe.

The earliest documented settlement of the region of today’s Hamburg is dated to the 4th century BC. In the 14th century, Hamburg became one of the first members of the Hanseatic Confederation and the most important German transhipment and stacking station between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Even after the decline of the Hanseatic League and during the Enlightenment and Industrialization, the city remained beside Berlin the most important economic center in Northern Germany.


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