"The River Elbe is the lifeblood and Lake Alster is the heart." During its rich history, the City of Hambourg has been a leading member of The Hanseatic League. Life nowadays in Hamburg is still characterized by the proximity to water, be it rivers or the North Sea. In this beautiful urban environment you will discover historic buildings, an incredible industrial harbour, lots of squares and fountains that are intermingled with hundreds of shops and restaurants.