8 Best Places to Live in Germany
By Betsy Burlingame
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With over 1.7 million residents, Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. Hamburg is situated on the Elbe River and serves as a major port city for Europe. Expats and visitors enjoy taking in a concert at the new Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, spending Sunday mornings at the Fischmarkt and taking their kids to the tri-annual Hamburg DOM festival. "Hamburg is a multi-cultural city. Most foreigners are great. A minority though have proved to be a real thorn in the side for the authorities who, due to recent history, have their hands tied when comes to taking action. There are many religions here and an English Church. Recent elections proved that something must be done against foreigners who cause serious problems, but most people from Hamburg are reserved, but friendly and willing to accept diversity," said one expat living in Hamburg.
For families moving to Hamburg, the International School of Hamburg welcomes students from 3 through age 19. They offer the IB Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma Programme.
Alsterarkaden in Hamburg
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is the Founder of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Some of Betsy's more popular articles include 6 Best Places to Live in Costa Rica, 12 Things to Know Before Moving to The Dominican Republic and 7 Tips for Obtaining Residence in Italy. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
First Published: Oct 09, 2017