FUTURE HAMBURG Tradition leads to innovation
We love doing research and experimenting. We owe such vital inventions as the chip card, the adhesive plaster and the navigation device to this passion. We are building on this tradition in the future. Today, as the second-largest city in the world's fourth-largest economy, Hamburg is a driver of innovation and an urban test laboratory of futuristic projects and counts among the world's top five economic centres www.hamburg-news.hamburg
A particularly verdant city with Germany's largest seaport, Hamburg is a logistics hub and the economic heart of northern Europe. We, the 5.4 million inhabitants of the Hamburg Metropolitan Region, will soon be even more closely connected to our Scandinavian neighbours via the Fehmarn Belt crossing.