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Canals of Hamburg


Hamburg, Germany – Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest city in the European Union.

Hamburg is a transport hub, being the 2nd largest port in Europe, and is an affluent city in Europe. It has become a media and industrial centre, with plants and facilities belonging to Airbus, Blohm + Voss and Aurubis. Hamburg has been an important financial center for centuries, and is the seat of the world’s second oldest bank, Berenberg Bank. With the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and many consular and diplomatic missions, the city is also an important place of politics and international law, reflecting its long tradition as a hub for global trade and business.

The many streams, rivers and canals are crossed by some 2,500 bridges, more than London, Amsterdam and Venice put together. Hamburg has more bridges inside its city limits than any other city in the world and more canals than Amsterdam and Venice combined.

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