The free city of Hamburg was already a prosperous and independent settlement at the end of the XII century. Princes and kings have never ruled here, so centuries-old freedom has left a deep imprint on these lands. Hamburg has become a multicultural and multinational city since the Middle Ages. Nowadays, the turbulent life continues to boil in its squares and port streets.
Hamburg is very different. On the one hand – the historical center with a picturesque town hall and Renaissance buildings, on the other – the dynamic industrial quarters of the Barn City, and on the third – the magnificent Alster Lake and large park areas in the city limits. The cultural traditions of the past centuries are carefully preserved in Hamburg museums and galleries.