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Hamburg is a green city located near the sea and offers plenty of things to do in your free time, including a variety of cultural activities. Its international flair and comparatively young population from all around the world make it a very pleasant place to be. Its economic performance, income and level of education are high. The metropolitan region of Hamburg includes parts of the adjacent states of Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Lower Saxony and is home to 500,000 companies with around 1.9 million jobs.




Important industries

Important industries


Second largest port in Europe

Maritime industry, such as specialised shipbuilding, shipbuilding suppliers, marine and offshore engineering

Civil aviation industry

Media and IT, e.g. games industry

Renewable energies

Renewable energies

Life Sciences – research and production location for medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries






Hamburg's port is considered the gateway to the world: ships from all around the globe find their way to the Hanseatic city.

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