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HAW Hamburg

Hamburg – a city with something for everyone

In the North of Germany and in the heart of Europe; Hamburg is Germany's second largest city (1.8 million inhabitants) and offers an excellent quality of life and international flair. Hamburg is ranked in the TOP 20 most liveable cities in the world alongside Vancouver, Melbourne and Sydney (The Economist) and is in 6th place in the TOP 10 most fun cities worldwide (GoEuro). We are sure you will love it too.

City on the water

Hamburg is a city on the water. The »Alster«, a 1.6 km² large lake in the middle of the city, is the perfect place for sailing, canoeing and rowing; not just for sports people but also for city people who prefer a leisurely boat trip on a mild summer evening. The river Elbe flows through Hamburg and connects the city and its international harbour with the world. Many people say it is like being at the sea. At the weekend or after a long day at university or work, people like to sit here at the harbour or in the beach clubs and watch the container ships and the setting sun.

Dynamic city

Hamburg is one of the most dynamic commercial centres in Europe, with a strategic focus on six innovative segments: aviation (Airbus), the international port and logistics, IT and media, life sciences (biotechnology, medical technology and health care), renewable energies and nanotechnology. Competence clusters interlink companies, universities and research institutes and Hamburg University of Applied Sciences offers not only degree programmes in these fields but also works closely with many companies and institutes to ensure that knowledge is shared and developed.

Green city

Hamburg is a very green city with 5 million trees and numerous large parks, making life in this city very pleasant. Whether at the weekend or after work and whatever the weather; Hamburg citizens enjoy the parks at the »Alster«, the 140 hectare large »Stadtpark« or the flower paradise »Planten un Blomen«. These are  the places to go jogging or walking, to meet up with friends for a barbeque or just to relax and enjoy the sun and the different seasons. Europe's »greenest« city offers a wide range of possibilities for everyone who enjoys spending time out of doors.

City of culture

Hamburg is a city of culture. A vibrant theatre scene offers everything from big, classical productions to fringe theatre. Hamburg is famous for its ballet and is the third largest musical city after New York and London. Fifty museums offer a varied programme of exhibitions and collections. The Beatles achieved international acclaim in the Hamburg Starclub and today world stars are at home in the arenas and on the stages of the city.

City of nightlife

Hamburg is famous for its Reeperbahn - home to clubs and pubs and theatres to keep you amused into the small hours. But not just on this street. On the Schanze and in other areas parties and events happen all over the city. The people in Hamburg love to go to the DOM, Northern Germany's largest fairground, with its exciting rides or to the many open air festivals at the harbour, at the Alster or in the parks throughout the city. It is never boring in Hamburg.

International city

The international harbour in Hamburg was founded over a thousand years ago, turning the city into a centre of trade and a gateway to Europe. Over 250,000 people from 185 nations live and work in Hamburg and make it an international and cosmopolitan place. The different cultures are visible in the restaurants and markets and in the cultural festivals that take place during the year. Its international airport links Hamburg to lots of cities throughout Europe, making it very easy to travel during your studies. And the HAW Hamburg also has a very international profile with over 2,000 international students from all over the world.

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Letzte Änderung: 18.11.14

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