Tropical beaches and breath taking scenery are not on offer. Instead of that you will find elegant boulevards and shopping malls like the Junfernstieg (Path of Virgins) and Monkebergstrasse, posh residential districts like Blankenese, recreation areas like the Aussenalster (Outer Alster Lake) and Hagenbeck’s Zoo, and above all the city’s main feature, the second largest container harbour in Europe.
Founded in 808, Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city (1,7 million inhabitants). In the 13th century, together with Bremen and Lubeck she founded the Hanse, a federation of cities along the North and Baltic Sea in the middle Ages. During World War Two the city was heavily destroyed, but after the war she was rebuilt into an elegant, prospering metropolis. Hamburg’s landmark is the Michaelis-Church, actually better known as the Michel.