Hamburg is rightly one of the most popular cities in Germany due to a wide range of cultural and leisure activities, a well-developed infrastructure and easy access to the North Sea and Baltic Sea.
The city with over a million inhabitants is quickly growing in popularity with visitors from abroad. Hamburg's nickname "Gateway to the World" due to its port.
The water sets the rhythm
Hamburg's recreational flair is centered around the water features found throughout the city. From the harbor to the numerous rivers and canals, there are many locations offering peace and relaxation. Not even the North German weather stops sailors and rowers from enjoying time on the water.
Cultural delights and major events
The Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg's newest landmark, is located directly on the harbor. The Elphi Plaza, an observation deck with 360-degree views, has already been visited by more than ten million people since its opening.Other major attractions include the Reeperbahn, the Miniatur Wunderland, the Harbour birthday and Hamburg's numerous Christmas markets. In addition, Hamburg is known as one of the most important musical locations in Europe seen by the many theaters and museums throughout the city.
Sports City Hamburg
Through a special mix of professional and popular sports, Hamburg has managed to establish itself as a city where sports city where many major sporting events take place. Events such as the marathon, the bicycle race or the triathlon have been attracting elite and amateur athletes for years. Fans regularly make the pilgrimage to the stadiums of the traditional soccer clubs HSV and FC St. Pauli. Since 2019, the city once again has a club in the Basketball Bundesliga with the Hamburg Towers.
Wilhelmsburg - a district in transition
The headquarters of Mankiewicz is located in Wilhelmsburg.This up and coming district is now popular with young families and students. In 2013, the International Garden Show was held here and then afterwards the area was transformed into the Wilhelmsburg Inselpark. Since then, the park has enjoyed great popularity among residents and visitors, especially in summer. Other noteworthy locations in Wilhelmsburg are two public institutions: The Department of the Environment and Energy and the Department of Urban Development and Housing. Wilhelmsburg has also left its footprint on Hamburg's cultural landscape: the MS Dockville, a popular music and arts festival, has been held on the Elbe island for several years.
In addition to Hamburg, two other locations in Germany belong to the Mankiewicz Group: Dettingen and Scheeßel