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Hamburg is Germany’s gateway to the world, the country’s largest maritime port and most important focal point for foreign trade. The city-state is also an important industry and service centre at the key crossroads for European markets.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is Germany’s media metropolis, housing the headquarters of bodies such as the German Press Agency (dpa) and Norddeutsche Rundfunk, as well as many private broadcasters and the largest newspaper and magazine publishers. The city also enjoys a positive international reputation as a congress and trade fair venue. It is the world’s largest consular centre, boasting 92 consulates.
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With its famous musicals, numerous museums, exhibitions, concerts and 35 theatres, Hamburg exerts a cultural magnetism that extends well beyond northern Germany. With the Alster in the heart of the city, as well as the many parks and other open spaces, Hamburg is a green metropolis with a broad range of leisure and recreation options.
Hamburg is a city and a federal state at one and the same time. Its city parliament is known as the “Bürgerschaft”. The federal state government is the Senate, with the First Mayor at its head. Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany.
With kind permission of the Bundesrat (September 2010)