The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg ([hambʊʁk], regionally also [hambʊɪ̯ç], Low German Free and Hanseatic City Hamborg [hambɔːχ], country code: HH, abbreviation: FHH or FuHH) is a city-state and a country of the Federal Republic of Germany. The official name goes back to the history of Hamburg as a Free Imperial City and as a leading member of the Hanse Trade Association.
With about 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, after Berlin, and the largest city in the European Union, which is not a capital. The metropolitan region of Hamburg has more than five million inhabitants, in the urban agglomeration live around 2.2 million inhabitants. The urban area is divided into seven districts and 104 districts. Additional Information
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... Hamburg is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations in Germany. Attractions include the Elbphilharmonie, downtown, the Port of Hamburg and its moorings, the "sinful mile" on the Reeperbahn in St. Pauli and even the numerous construction sites for which the city is known. Seasonal events and occasions include the Harbor Birthday, the Fish Market in Altona, the Hamburg Cathedral, the Schlagermove, and the Christopher Street Day Parade, which is part of a three-day lesbian / gay festival that takes place every year in Hamburg. Hamburg is the third most important city for musicals worldwide and houses 60 theaters with works such as the Lion King and 60 museums, including internationally known galleries such as the hamburg art gallery and the bucerius art forum (bucerius) Kunst Forum). Hamburg also plays an important role in supporting the sport with the football teams of Hamburger SV and FC St. Pauli, the Vattenfall Cyclassic Cycling Team as well as hosting the international German Tennis Championships, the German Spring Derby, Hamburg Marathon and the Hamburg Triathlon!