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Maritime spirit in Hamburg
Hamburg is one of the most visited cities in the world, not shy at all and the second largest city in Germany, called the gateway to the world, Hamburg has the biggest port in the country. Wealthy and stunning city, which has gained everything by hard work, the entire city is full of very much alive and spiritually active citizens!
There are hundreds of things to do and to see in Hamburg, from great architecture to beautiful neighborhoods and all kinds of arts, the city is literally infused by maritime spirits, which have left its marks all over Hamburg. The influences of multicultural eateries are still touchable and visible to everyone, one of the brightest, the gloriously seedy Reeperbahn red-light district, also the love for the live electronic music is so much alive.
The origins of Hamburg dates back to the 8th century, it was found in 830, originally named Hamaburg, started by colonies that settled on the banks of the Alster river. Hamburg is situated in the North of Germany, right in the middle where Elbe and Alster rivers meet, with a population of 1.7 million people, being the seventh largest city in European Union. It's a center of economy, being very important city for medicine, biotechnical and airplane industries, many famous names come from Hamburg.
As every city in the world, Hamburg have its special dining places, definitely not to miss. Hamburg's cooking traditions are mixture of typical German traditions and abundant supply of seafood. If traditional German dish would consist of pork and boiled potatoes, in this city various types of fish, are more found. The spices are different and pretty tropical, such as pear, juniper berries, cardamom, allspice, and cinnamon that comes with meat dishes. Well, no doubt , the bear stays, always , with everything, in any occasion. In Middle ages, Hamburg had hundreds of breweries, not to mention, that it was in Hamburg, where the discovery of hops as an ingredient to beer was made. Hosten Brewery is still there, still famous and appreciated.