Hamburg Basics

The Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg is the second-largest city of Germany with a population of around 1,8 million. It is well-known for its large port and high number of bridges. The city lies on the River Elbe and two of its tributaries, the River Alster and the River Bille. The characteristic individuality of Hamburg has been proudly maintained by its people so that, in many spheres of public and private life, the city’s culture has retained its uniqueness and has not succumbed to the general trend of standardization.

Hamburg Basics / General Information

Population: 1.84 million

Main Languages: German

Climate: Hamburg has an oceanic climate, influenced by its proximity to the coast and maritime influences that originate over the Atlantic Ocean. The location in the north of Germany provides extremes greater than typical marine climates, but definitely in the category due to the prevailing westerlies. Nearby wetlands enjoy a maritime temperate climate. The warmest months are June, July, and August, with high temperatures of 20.1 to 22.5 °C (68.2 to 72.5 °F).

Things to see

For more information about Hamburg please visit:

Hafen Hamburg Aussicht Landungsbrücke Elphi Hamburg


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