IntroductionHamburg lies in the North of Germany and is the country’s second largest city after the capital Berlin. It’s a city which really does have it all. Rich in history, beauty and vibrant night life we challenge anyone not to find Hamburg the perfect getaway or stop-off point during their European travels.
Hamburg can trace its more humble origins back over one thousand years. It began as a small settlement on the banks of the Alster which is a small tributary of the river Elbe. As a member of the Hanseatic League, Hamburg grew and prospered as a thriving port, warehousing and distribution center. The opening of the German Stock exchange in the sixteenth century and the Bank of Hamburg in the seventeenth century were the result of a greatly increasing flow of wealth.