Probably its wonderful location on the Elbe river and Alster lakes, the colourful hustle and bustle of the St. Pauli quarter, unforgettable nights at the city‘s musicals and theatre, both large and small, the Michel church or the ever-lively port.
Now 1,200 years old, the hanseatic city of Hamburg is held in high esteem by culture lovers and party people in equal measure. For alongside the traditional office buildings and renowned theatres, one always happens upon the very latest trends in the hanseatic city. That’s because Hamburg has always been open to all sorts of influences.
Its ancient standing as a ‘city state’ plays a special role in Hamburg, politically and culturally. As an economic centre of significance with its international port, and media and cultural centre, the million-strong metropolis on the Elbe is building on its old traditions, driven by typical hanseatic self-confidence. It’s no wonder, really, as Germany’s second largest city (1.8 m inhabitants) offers the best in quality of life along with much international flair. Boredom is an alien concept here, and the “cool Northener” is very much a myth!
The EMPIRE RIVERSIDE HOTEL is the ideal starting point for a voyage of discovery to this vibrant metropolis, as we are just a stone‘s throw from the many sights that make Hamburg what it is.