Hamburg city life
Hamburg has a thriving rich cultural heritage and a vibrant night life so anyone can find pleasant leisure activities.
An emblematic monument is the Speicherstadt (‘City of Warehouses’), which was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Many parks are distributed over the whole city, the biggest ones are the Stadtpark, the Ohlsdorf Cemetery and Planten un Blomen.
If you are interested in theatre, you can watch a play at the state-owned Deutsches Schauspielhaus, the Thalia Theatre, or the English Theatre of Hamburg.
Out of many museums and galleries, you can visit:
- The Kunsthalle Hamburg – contemporary art gallery (Galerie der Gegenwart)
- The Museum for Art and Industry (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe)
- The Deichtorhallen/House of Photography
- The Internationales Maritimes Museum Hamburg
- Miniatur Wunderland –the world's largest model railway museum
Hamburg hosts several festivals and events, such as the Alster fair, the Hamburger DOM – Germany's biggest fun fair, or Hafengeburtstag – a funfair to honour the birthday of the port of Hamburg .
Hamburg is Northern Germany's shopping metropolis, so you can satisfy your shopping hobby in numerous fashion stores.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a ferry trip on river Elbe or admire the architecture of HafenCity, a long-derelict port area. Hamburg has a rich night scene, offering plenty options of entertainment in clubs, pubs or bars.
International atmosphere in Hamburg
Hamburg is an important tourist destination for both domestic and international visitors and also a huge trade and transport metropolis. Hamburg is home to over eighty consulates and embassies and hundreds of companies from Asia have set their headquarters or local offices here.
As far as the immigrant population, several ethnic communities coming from over 150 countries live in Hamburg, making up almost 30 % of the total population. A significant crowd comes from Asian countries, Turkey, UK, U.S., Poland and Afghanistan, as Hamburg hosts the largest Afghan community in Germany and Europe.
Hamburg is characterized by an oceanic climate, due to its proximity to the coast and marine air coming from the Atlantic Ocean. Abundant masses of snowfalls are rare, generally occurring once or twice a year. During summer, the highest temperatures range from 20.1 to 22.5 °C (68.2 to 72.5 °F). For the cold season, during December – February, average low temperatures are around -0.3 to 1.0 °C (31.5 to 33.8 °F).