Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and a major transportation hub in Northern Germany. The city
is a major tourist destination both for domestic and overseas visitors.
The port of Hamburg is the second-largest port in Europe, and the ninth
largest in the world. The international airport is the fifth biggest
airport in Germany and the oldest airport in Germany founded in 1912.
The many streams, rivers and canals in Hamburg are crossed by over 2300 bridges, more than any other city in the world. The many parks of Hamburg are distributed over the whole city, which makes Hamburg a very verdant city. One of the biggest parks is the Stadtpark, Hamburg's "Central Park". It has a great lawn and a huge water tower, which houses one of Europe's biggest planetariums.
Hamburg possesses architecturally significant buildings in a wide range of styles, including churches like St. Nicholas's church, the world's tallest building in the 19th century. Hamburg is home to several big museums and galleries showing classical and contemporary art, as for example the Kunsthalle Hamburg with its contemporary art gallery, the Museum for Art and Industry and the House of Photography.
The Airport code is: HAM
City of Hamburg websites: www.hamburg.de