Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Travel in Hamburg
With a population of around 4.3 million, Hamburg is not only the media hub of Germany, but it is also the wealthiest city in the country. Although it's immediate history was once associated with a seedier side of tourism and nightlife, it has been transformed into one of Europe's cleanest waterfront cities.
Amongst the great many tourist attractions of Hamburg, no visit should miss out one of its breathtaking waterfront tours. Containing 3 rivers a canal system and two lakes, you can see this city's beauty by water or one of its 2000 bridges. The main nightlife and entertainment are in Hamburg is St. Pauli. Here you'll find bars, restaurants and world famous cabaret acts.
The biggest party in Hamburg is it's Hafengeburtstag festival which commemorates the -free harbor trading in 1189. It begins on the 5th of May and its highlight is the giant fun fair and amusements erected in Sternschanzen Park which is slightly north of St Pauli.
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