Whether you want to explore like a local (a Hamburger…yes really!), or sightsee like a tourist, Hamburg has it all. Between three rivers, countless canals and waterways, Hamburg is a city built on water. It is one of the greenest Cities in Europe, home to the biggest cemetery park in the world and has easy access to sandy beaches and picturesque riverbanks. What more could you want?
Gaining the reputation of ‘Game City’, Hamburg is home to over 200 gaming companies and is a breeding ground for creativity and growth in the gaming space. Offering such a strong reputation has meant it is the number one location for companies such as Bigpoint, Deep Silver Fishlabs, Daedalic and InnoGames. To support the gaming space further, gamecity: Hamburg was created in 2003 to offer support and guidance to the gaming industry, and to develop Hamburg as a main player and attractive location in gaming. Since it was established it has increased jobs from 800 to 4000.
Hamburg is well known for its cultural diversity with over a third of residents having a background from outside of Hamburg. You can see a lot of the city just by following the Alster Lake or the Elbe River around the city centre. Popular areas in Hamburg are Uhlenhorst, Hafen City, Ottensen and Altona. These places still have a lot of old-style buildings, plenty of green open spaces, restaurants, schools and great transport links to the rest of the city.
Hamburg is a very family-friendly town. The City has invested a lot into childcare to make it easier for parents to get back to work. Family orientated activities are in abundance as well as great schooling options. Wandsbek is a very family friendly neighbourhood, with lots of spacious housing, nature reserves and village like charm. North of Wandsbeck is Wohldorfer Wald, this nature reserve dates back to the 15th century and is famous for its walks and wildlife.
Gamecity: Hamburg are known for arranging insightful and interesting events all centred around hot topics in the gaming space. They regularly have speakers from local studios, and they are great way to meet likeminded people, make helpful contacts and share knowledge all in a fun and sociable environment.