Discover Hamburg with a private guide.
Forever enshrined by the Beatles, the city of Hamburg is a fab foray into sex, beer and rock ‘n’ roll.
In April of 1961, an English musician named John Lennon stepped into a doorway in the St. Pauli neighbourhood of Hamburg, Germany, and had his image snapped by a local photographer named Jurgen Vollmer. That black-and-white picture is now an iconic symbol of the days when Lennon and his band – hopped up on Holsten beer and over-the-counter uppers called Preludin – played marathon shows, fraternised with strippers and, along the way, became the Beatles, forever enshrining Hamburg’s improbable place in the rock cosmology. As Lennon put it, ”I grew up in Hamburg, not Liverpool.”
Hamburg’s maritime spirit infuses the entire city; from architecture to menus to the cry of gulls, you always know you’re near the water. The city has given rise to vibrant neighbourhoods awash with multicultural restaurants, as well as the glorious Reeperbahn red-light district. Hamburg nurtured the early promise of the Beatles, and today its distinctive live- and electronic-music scene thrives in unique harbour-side venues.
Hamburg has engaged in business with the world ever since it joined the Hanseatic League trading bloc back in the Middle Ages, and this ‘harbourpolis’ is now the nation’s premier media hub and its wealthiest city.
The city of Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany’s Gateway to the World. It is the country’s biggest port and the second-busiest in Europe, despite being located astride the River Elbe, some 100 kilometres from the North Sea. It is also Germany’s second largest city with a population of over 1.8 million and the Greater Hamburg Metropolitan Region has a population of over four million. Hamburg is proud of its status as a “Free and Hanseatic City” and thus shares the same status as a province, making up one of Germany’s 16 federal-states or Bundesländer.
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