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Hamburg Banner Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, the thirteenth largest German state, and the sixth-largest city in the European Union. The city is home to over 1.8 million people, while the Hamburg Metropolitan Region (including parts of the neighbouring Federal States of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein) has more than 4.3 million inhabitants. Situated on the river Elbe, the port of Hamburg is the second largest port in Europe (after the Port of Rotterdam) and 11th-largest worldwide.

Hamburg's official name, Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg reflects Hamburg's history as a member of the medieval Hanseatic League, as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, and that Hamburg is a city-state and one of the sixteen States of Germany. Hamburg is a major transport hub in Northern Germany and is one of the most affluent cities in Europe.


Although it's 100 km from the North Sea it's one of Europe's major ports.The city is a major tourist destination for both domestic and overseas visitors.


Construction of the U-Bahn started in 1907. The "Hamburger Hochbahn" (elevated metro) currently has 89 Stations and formed by three lines (U1, U2, U3) with a total length of 101 km (40 km underground) with all lines running underground, elevated or at grade (especially U1 north-eastern branch) at some stage. The Hamburg S-Bahn system, has a total length of 115.2km (8km single-track, 10km underground) with 59 stations, of which 10 are underground


Single Tickets ( Prices vary by Zone from 1.40 Euro/US$1.75 to 7.85 Euro/US$10.00), Day Tickets (Prices vary by Zone from 6.95 Euros/US$8.75 to 17.50 Euros/US$22.00), Three Day Ticket (16.80 Euros/US$21.00 for Greater Hamburg Area), Weekly Pass (Prices vary by Zone from 12.00 Euros/ US$15.00 to 49.50 Euros/US$62.00) and are available from Ticket Vending machines using cash for payment.


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The International telephone Country Code for Germany is 49, followed by the Area Code for Hamburg which is: 40.

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