The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is Germany's second-largest city and, at the same time, one of Germany's 16 federal states or Bundesländer. Prior to the formation of the modern German state, Hamburg for centuries enjoyed a status as de facto independent city state and regional power and trade hub in the North Sea.

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Altona and St. Pauli are west of central . Altona used to be an independent city.

The city centre of is formed by the districts of Altstadt and Neustadt, as well as the new district of Hafencity immediately south of Altstadt.

Eastern includes the dense, gay-friendly district St.

The southern bank of the river Elbe in is dominated by the city's massive port.


Northern includes the lake of Aussenalster, the city's airport and a lot of greenery in-between.

Landmarks in the Area

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church.

Fußball-Club St Pauli von 1910 e.V, commonly known as simply FC St Pauli, is a German sports club based in the St.

Pope John Paul II was head of the and sovereign of the State from 1978 to 2005.

The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall in the quarter of , Germany, on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River.

Miniatur Wunderland is a model railway and miniature airport attraction in , , and the largest of its kind in the world.

Localities in the Area

Eimsbüttel is one of the seven boroughs of , . In 2016 the population was 262,130.

Hamm is a quarter in the borough of Hamburg-Mitte, in the eastern part of , Germany.

Altona-Altstadt is a quarter in . Altona-Altstadt belongs to the Altona borough.

Eppendorf German pronunciation is one of thirteen quarters in the Hamburg-Nord borough of , , and lies north of the Außenalster.

Altona-Nord located in the Altona borough in the city , , is one of 104 quarters of Hamburg.


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