Hamburg, Germany's second largest and most notorious city, is known for its magnificent harbor and for the Reeperbahn in St Pauli (the biggest red light district in the world and where the Beatles came to fame). Renowned for its wonderfully odd mix of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, Hamburg has cultivated a thoroughly enjoyable independent streak. It's also a hard-working port that's among Europe's busiest.
The big cantor houses along the canals are witnesses to its prominence in global trade, dating back more than 800 years. The so called 'Venice of the North' has attracted tradesman and sailors from all around the world giving it a multi-cultural flair. The city's grand diversity of architecture, parks, the Lake Alster and the River Elbe will inspire you wherever you go.