Hamburg, a major port city in northern Germany, is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. It’s crossed by hundreds of canals, and also contains large areas of parkland. Its central Jungfernstieg boulevard connects the Altstadt (old town) and the Neustadt, passing Binnenalster lake, dotted with boats and surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Oysters and traditional Aalsuppe (soup) are local specialties.
Local time: Monday 1:07 PM
Weather: 18°C, Wind N at 16 km/h, 43% Humidity
Getting there: 12 h 50 min flight. View flights
Population: 1.734 million (2013) UNdata
Sports team: Hamburger SV, FC St. Pauli, HSV Hamburg