Hamburg is situated in northern Germany and is both a federal state and a city-state. The city has over 1.8 million inhabitants, making it the second largest city in Germany after Berlin.
The city lies on the rivers Elbe and Alster and has one of the world’s largest ports, also known as “Germany’s gateway to the world”. Countless canals and bridges therefore shape the cityscape.
Hamburg looks back on a long history, which, above all, can be seen in its diverse architecture. The Speicherstadt is part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, the Old Town and the modern HafenCity – whose best-known building is the Elbphilharmonie – form an impressive symbiosis between past and future.
Hamburg is one of the most important locations for research and education in Germany. Numerous research centers as well as educational institutions are located here. The city is also home to the General Medical Council, the independent supervisory authority for doctors in Great Britain. Thus, Hamburg enjoys a high reputation in medicine and science and is one of the central locations for the educational training of doctors.