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 Hamburg. Altona used to be an independent city.

The city centre of Hamburg is formed by the districts of Altstadt and Neustadt, as well as the new district of Hafencity immediately south of Altstadt. Photo: Wmeinhart, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Eastern Hamburg includes the dense, gay-friendly district St.

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

Notable Places in the Area

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The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall in the quarter of Hamburg, Germany, on the Grasbrook peninsula of the River. Photo: Der Wolf im Wald, CC BY-SA 3.0 de.

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Miniatur Wunderland is a model railway and miniature airport attraction in Hamburg, , and the largest of its kind in the world. Photo: Gulp, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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The is a ten-story office building in Hamburg, . Photo: Esther Westerveld, CC BY 2.0.

The Church of St. Nicholas was a Gothic Revival cathedral that was formerly one of the five Lutheran Hauptkirchen in the city of Hamburg, Germany. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.


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

Localities in the Area

is situated 1½ km west of Hamburg. Photo: Northside, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a district in the borough , in the eastern part of Hamburg, . is situated 6 km east of Hamburg. Photo: Mogelzahn, CC BY 2.5.

located in the borough in the city Hamburg, , is one of 104 quarters of Hamburg. is situated 4 km west of Hamburg. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.


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