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Living in Hamburg 


Hamburg is a major port city in northern Germany, connected to the North Sea by the Elbe River. Second only to Berlin in size and population, the city of Hamburg is home to one of the biggest harbours in Europe. 


Moving to Hamburg as a Family

Many expats are moving to Hamburg for exciting work opportunities and the city’s family-friendly culture. The city’s central Jungfernstieg boulevard connects the Neustadt (new town) with the Altstadt (old town) and is home to landmarks such as the 18th-century St. Michael’s Church. The city is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors, which makes for a vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere.


Living an Outdoorsy Life in Hamburg

Living in Hamburg means an immensely outdoorsy lifestyle. The city boasts a diverse year-round climate, with a distinct 4 seasons.  As a famous port city, water sports are extremely popular, with most families making the most of sunshine on the banks of the city’s beautiful lakes, enjoying picnics and swimming when the weather is hot. 


The city is crossed by hundreds of canals and is home to large areas of parkland. Near its core, Inner Alster lake is dotted with boats and surrounded by cafes. Families can enjoy sunny outdoor nature activities for kids, like strolling and cycling along the city’s many waterways in the summer and ice skating in the winter.


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