Hamburg is one of the richest metropolitan areas in the European Union, along with Brussels and London and an important financial and industrial centre in Germany. It is the biggest trading hub in all of Germany, and Europe’s third largest port, maintaining business connections worldwide. Studying in Hamburg you will gain excellent academic training and further on you will increase your chances of successful employment in whatever field you want to specialise in. You will benefit from a multicultural and welcoming atmosphere and enjoy numerous leisure activities in your spare time. Enjoy the eventful nightlife, beautiful landmarks matching Berlin’s – including a large number of bridges and channels, as well as many parks and tree lined avenues, with relatively few skyscrapers. Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, situated on the river Elbe and is the second largest container harbour in Europe.
Hamburg has been an important financial, information, media and industry centre in Germany. Local economy is supported by highly specialized industries, like medical technology and biotechnology and is one of the world centres for aircraft construction. Over 120,000 enterprises from around the world have settled in Hamburg.
One of the world’s oldest bank, Berenberg Bank has its headquarters in Hamburg. Other companies with local offices include: M.M.Warburg & CO, HSH Nordbank. Airbus, Blohm+Voss, CaptainTravel GmbH, Warner Bros. Records Germany, Adobe Systems, Google, Air Hamburg, Otto, Praktiker, Signal Iduna, Steinway &Sons, Tchibo, Tom Tailor.
Students have plenty of internship opportunities to choose from, in various industries, as universities are constantly focusing to combine lessons with practical activities, these include collaborations with local companies.
Hamburg has a thriving rich cultural heritage and a vibrant night life so anyone can find pleasant leisure activities.
An emblematic monument is the Speicherstadt (‘City of Warehouses’), which was declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.
Many parks are distributed over the whole city, the biggest ones are the Stadtpark, the Ohlsdorf Cemetery and Planten un Blomen.
If you are interested in theatre, you can watch a play at the state-owned Deutsches Schauspielhaus, the Thalia Theatre, or the English Theatre of Hamburg.
Out of many museums and galleries, you can visit:
Hamburg hosts several festivals and events, such as the Alster fair, the Hamburger DOM – Germany's biggest fun fair, or Hafengeburtstag – a funfair to honour the birthday of the port of Hamburg .
Hamburg is Northern Germany's shopping metropolis, so you can satisfy your shopping hobby in numerous fashion stores.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a ferry trip on river Elbe or admire the architecture of HafenCity, a long-derelict port area. Hamburg has a rich night scene, offering plenty options of entertainment in clubs, pubs or bars.
Hamburg is an important tourist destination for both domestic and international visitors and also a huge trade and transport metropolis. Hamburg is home to over eighty consulates and embassies and hundreds of companies from Asia have set their headquarters or local offices here.
As far as the immigrant population, several ethnic communities coming from over 150 countries live in Hamburg, making up almost 30 % of the total population. A significant crowd comes from Asian countries, Turkey, UK, U.S., Poland and Afghanistan, as Hamburg hosts the largest Afghan community in Germany and Europe.
Hamburg is characterized by an oceanic climate, due to its proximity to the coast and marine air coming from the Atlantic Ocean. Abundant masses of snowfalls are rare, generally occurring once or twice a year. During summer, the highest temperatures range from 20.1 to 22.5 °C (68.2 to 72.5 °F). For the cold season, during December – February, average low temperatures are around -0.3 to 1.0 °C (31.5 to 33.8 °F).
Kühne Logistics University - Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung (KLU) is a private, state-accredited university located on Hamburg’s harbor. Sponsored by the nonprofit Kühne Foundation, KLU offers a broad spectrum of courses and research in logistics and supply chain and business management.