Hamburg – a booming business hub
A unique combination of tremendous business potential and high quality of life makes Hamburg the business center par excellence. Called "Hansestadt" because of its mercantile history dating back to the middle ages, the city is one of Europe's leading economic regions. Numerous forward-looking and trend-setting industries have found a home here, on the banks of the Elbe and Alster rivers. Hamburg is a powerhouse of famous brands, a media center, a major seaport and trading hub, and the third largest civilian aviation center.