In Hamburg, two things stand out: water and architecture. The harbor has traditionally played a huge role in the city’s history and economy, and is currently being reinvented; the city is investing a lot of money in a new development called HafenCity in the harbour area. Several different plazas, museums and apartment buildings have already been built, with more in construction.

A new opera house is also under construction, which the city of Hamburg has even claimed rival the Sydney Opera House when completed — and this is only one of the buildings that will catch your eye in Hamburg. From the historic to the new and modern, the architecture of the city of Hamburg is quite striking.

The largest Christmas Market in the city is located in front of the new town hall.
The largest Christmas Market in the city is located in front of the new town hall.
A canal by the city center.
A canal by the city center.
Statue of Barbarossa, who gave Hamburg the status of imperial free city.
Statue of Barbarossa, who gave Hamburg the status of imperial free city.
One of the new apartment buildings in Hafen City.
One of the new apartment buildings in HafenCity.
Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam, London, and Venice put together.
Hamburg has more bridges than Amsterdam, London, and Venice put together.
St. Nicholas Church was burnt down in WWII during air raids, and the city decided to let the remains of the church stand as a memorial.
St. Nicholas Church was burnt down in WWII during air raids, and the city decided to let the remains of the church stand as a memorial.
The museum at St. Nicholas' church.
The museum at St. Nicholas' church.
A canal by HafenCity.
A canal by HafenCity.
The new Opera House is supposed to represent the water, with waved glass and a curved roof.
The new Opera House is supposed to represent the water, with waved glass and a curved roof.
The Maritime Museum.
The Maritime Museum.

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