Living in Hamburg

Hamburg at a glance

Germany's most beautiful city

Described by many as "Germany’s most beautiful city," Hamburg combines a high quality of life with a strong economy and countless employment opportunities. Hamburg's success is due in no small part to having successfully united business and legal interests.

Hamburg at a glance


✔ Second largest city in Germany (population ≈ 1.8 million)
✔ Third largest harbor in Europe
✔ More bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined
✔ Plenty of parks and waterways to use for outdoor activities
Well-conected within Europe by air and railway
✔ Close to both North and Baltic Seas
Vibrant and cosmopolitan cultural life
✔ Many different international communities
Safe and livable metropolis
24-hour public transit network, walkable and bike-friendly

Something for everyone

Hamburg has something to offer for everyone. Those who are interested in cultural activities will find Hamburg's many museums, opera and new philharmonic hall (Elbphilharmonie) stimulating. Those who are out to party the night away will find a new home in the Reeperbahn and Schanze districts. The ongoing expansion of the city towards the Elbe waterfront, known as the HafenCity project, will fascinate architecture buffs and casual oberservers alike.

Hamburg is also home to some 350,000 enterprises in all, from large stock companies to a thriving start-up scene, as well as legal institutions of national and global significance, including trial and appeals courts, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, and the International Tribunal for the Law

Hamburg is an open-minded and international city that many students don't want to leave at the end of their study programs.