‘The Gateway to the World,’ also known as, Hamburg. This city is a very beautiful and important commercial hub. It is a huge port city in northern Germany and is connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. Needleless to say it is a crucial hub for transportation. Hamburg has a population of 1.8 million people in an area of 755 Square kilometers.
This city offers countless opportunities for expats and students moving to Germany to either work or study. People from all over the world move to Hamburg, including a large English speaking expat population. This helps reduce language barriers. In 2012, it was ranked as the 17th best city to live in the world by the Mercer quality of living survey.
As an expat searching for an accommodation that has a safe and welcoming environment, Hamburg offers many options available suiting all tastes and budgets. Once settled you can enjoy the oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. This makes living there very comfortable. Many people living there enjoy the many green places and country side surrounding the city. Having the water always so close makes a stroll along the banks of the river or the nearby Alster Lakes very enjoyable. In the summer days, there are many water sports you can enjoy. When the night sets, this city has plenty of vibrant and lively neighborhoods having some of the best nightlives in Germany.
This magnificent city has a very rich cultural and historical background. One of the biggest attractions in Hamburg is Miniatur Wunderland, home to model airport and the world’s largest model railroad. Another popular attraction is the Maritime Museum renowned for the city’s history as a shipping and trading hub. Apart from these, Hamburg has an impressive permanent art collection having arts from the Medieval times to the Contemporary Period.