Germany’s gate to the world
Our sightseeing bus tour of Hamburg takes around the city that may not have lederhosen-folklore of Munich or the food and wine of the Rhine area. But this northern metropolis has a long-standing tradition of international trade and with that came wealth. Her deep water harbour still serves as Germany’s Gate to the World for merchandise from Asia, coffee, tea and carpets.
Since the time of the Hanse Hamburg is a proud and free city state. Somewhat scarred by the Firestorm of 1943, rebuilt and host to the very early Beatles, Hamburg now re-invents itself on a huge part of it’s land with the HafenCity land redevelopment scheme.