With more than 32 mi/53 km of canals and more than 2,300 bridges, the cosmopolitan port city of Hamburg, Germany, has an independent, entrepreneurial spirit.
Germany's second-largest city is proud of its status as a "city state" and a "Free and Hanseatic Town."
The city has established itself as a media and advertising center, but shipping is still a major industry, as it has been for more than 800 years.... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.