Hamburg - the country’s second biggest city - is rapidly proving it can not only compete with its more established cousins, but it has the culture, history and exciting, possibility-fuelled energy to go one better and edge them out.
Hamburg is a city on the rise. Putting its music and cultural scene firmly on the map is Hamburg’s iconic new landmark: the Elbphilharmonie.
With this new focal point, the city’s music scene is coming to the fore, with festivals like The Reeperbahn and Elbjazz putting Hamburg on the radar as a centre of world-class music. Home to the Beatles in the early 60s, Hamburg’s reputation as a haven of creativity lives on, and an hour spent wandering its vibrant creative quarters, the Schanzen and Karolinen districts, reminds visitors exactly why.