1. The famous port of Hamburg covers over 7100 hectares. This is almost as large as the city of Copenhagen (8620 hectares).
2. Hamburg has a ship welcoming committee. Small ships are greeted with the dipping of the Hamburg flag whereas large ships entering the port are even greeted with their national anthem and flag.
3. With 2500 bridges, Hamburg has more bridges than Venice, Amsterdam and Paris combined.
4. Hamburg is the German city with the most millionaires. It is home to 994 millionaires and 11 billionaires (as of 2022).
5. So it's no surprise to find unusual business models here, such as the Caviar emergency service. In Hamburg, you can order caviar around the clock and have it delivered to your door within an hour.
6. The shortest street in Hamburg is only 60 meters long and yet it is one of the most famous. Women are generally not allowed on Herbertstraße. At least most of them, because about 250 prostitutes work here in St. Pauli.
7. The Advent wreath, a German tradition, was invented in Hamburg. It is a table or hanging decoration, usually woven from fir branches and decorated with four candles. The candles are lit one after the other during the four weeks of Advent.
8. Hamburgers have their own pastry, the Franzbrötchen. It is a sweet puff pastry pastry filled with sugar and cinnamon. Similar to a cinnamon bun.
9. Germany's first ice cream parlour also opened in Hamburg in 1799. It was founded by Viscount Augustin Lanclot de Quatre Barbes, who had fled the French Revolution.
10. “I was born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg” John Lennon once said. Their time in Hamburg was a defining point in the Beatles' career.
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