With Germany's biggest port, Hamburg is proud of its maritime history. As Germany's second largest city, Hamburg is a vibrant and cosmopolitan metropolis, also known as Germany's 'gateway to the world.' This is represented by the fact that Hamburg is where much of the country's print media comes from. Hamburgers (pronounced with "ah" at the beginning) are warm as well as proud of their city, as they should be. Some of the neighborhoods in Hamburg are the Monckebergstrabe, which is a shopping hub, and the nearby area around the "Rathaus," the city hall, which has many impressive administrative buildings. St. Nikolai is another charming area, with the church of the same name that is now a memorial for peace. Visitors can take a trip to the steeple to see an amazing view of Hamburg. An area with many popular tourist hubs, bars, and restaurants is around the Harbour.

There are countless options for those looking for a nice hotel or apartment while in Hamburg. The Pyjama Park Hotel in Reeperbahn is a charming little boutique hotel that is quite affordable. At the Adina Apartment Hotel, guests can rent small, furnished rooms with kitchenettes for longer stays. For a mid-range location with a 4 star interior, the Apartment-Hotel Hamburg Mitte is a good choice. For courteous service and an excellent location by the lake, near many restaurants and cafes and with a solid three star rating, try the Hotel Wedina. The Hotel Europaeischer Hof offers an old world style, vouchers for free public transportation, sparking wine on Sundays, and computers in-room. Located near Hafencity, the Steinberger Hamburg hotel has a charming red-brick exterior and a wonderful ambiance, with warm and efficient customer service.

There are many more choices if you are looking for a hotel or apartment in this modern yet historical city, but these are some of the most notable.

Some of the main attractions in the city are the Deichtorhallen, one of the most celebrated art galleries in the world, as well as the the Hamburg Museum, for those who want to learn some local history. However, you will not run out of attractions to enjoy while strolling around this beautiful city.