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Hamburg, in German officially called Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg (Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg), is a city-state in northern Germany and the country's second largest city. The port city is located on the southern end of the Jutland Peninsula, directly between continental Central Europe to her south, Scandinavia to her north, the North Sea to her west, and the Baltic Sea to her east. Hamburg borders the German states of Schleswig-Holstein to the north and Lower Saxony to the south.

The Elbe river flows through the Port of Hamburg, which is the third-largest port in Europe. With a population of approximately 1.8 million people, it is the second-largest city in Germany and eighth largest city in the European Union. Hamburg has a total area of 755 km2 (292 sq mi).

Hamburg was an independent and sovereign state of the German Confederation (1815–66), a city-state the North German Confederation (1866–71), the German Empire (1871–1918) and during the period of the Weimar Republic (1919–33). In Nazi Germany Hamburg was a Gau from 1934 until 1945. After the Second World War, Hamburg was in the British Zone of Occupation and became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany in 1949.

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Farmhouse in Altes Land.

Altes Land is an area of reclaimed marshland straddling parts of Lower Saxony and Hamburg. The region is situated downstream from Hamburg on the southwestern riverside of the Elbe around the towns of Stade, Buxtehude, Jork and the Samtgemeinde of Lühe. In Hamburg it includes the quarters of Neuenfelde, Cranz, Francop and Finkenwerder.

The region – the biggest contiguous fruit orchard in Central Europe – extends over 143 km2 (55 sq mi). 76.8% of the trees are apples, 12.7% are cherries. The areas closest to the Elbe are those with the highest population. They include the most fertile marshlands; towards the Geest the area connects to fens.

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Architecture: Castles | Churches: Hauptkirchen: St. Catherine | St. James | St. Michael | St. Nicholas | St. Peter | other churches | Bridges and tunnels: Köhlbrand Bridge | Lombardsbrücke | other bridges | Old Elbe Tunnel | New Elbe Tunnel | Other Building: City Hall | Chilehaus | Elbphilharmonie | Heinrich Hertz Tower | Laeiszhalle | Speicherstadt | Architects: Martin Haller | Christian Frederik Hansen | Fritz Höger | Werner Kallmorgen | Cäsar Pinnau | Fritz Schumacher | Gottfried Semper | Ernst Georg Sonnin | Hadi Teherani | Gerkan, Marg and Partners
Culture: Museums | theatres (list) | Composers: Georg Philipp Telemann | Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach | Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy | Johannes Brahms | Writers: Wolfgang Borchert | Gorch Fock | Hans Henny Jahnn | Hans Leip | Gotthold Ephraim Lessing | Siegfried Lenz | Arno Schmidt
Education: Higher Education: University of Hamburg | Hamburg University of Technology | HafenCity University Hamburg | Helmut Schmidt University (University of the German Armed Forces) | Hamburg University of Applied Sciences | Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg | University of Fine Arts of Hamburg | Public schools: Christianeum Hamburg | Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums | others: Military Academy of the German Armed Forces
Geography: Areas: Altes Land | Harburg Hills | Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park | Rivers: Alster | Bille | Elbe | Lakes: Binnenalster | Außenalster | Öjendorfer See | Timmermoor | Streets: Hafenstraße | Landungsbrücken | Reeperbahn | Subdivisions
History: Old Saxony | Hanseatic League | Lower Saxon Circle | Bouches-de-l'Elbe | Accession to the German Customs Union (Zollverein) | Gau Hamburg
Economy: Companies: Airbus | Aurubis | Beiersdorf | Berenberg Bank | Blohm + Voss | Carl Kühne | DEA AG | Donner & Reuschel | Edeka | Eppendorf AG | Evotec | Fielmann | Hamburger Sparkasse | Hamburg Messe und Congress | Hamburg Süd | HanseMerkur | Hapag-Lloyd | HHLA | Holsten Brewery | J.J. Sietas | Jungheinrich | Körber | Lufthansa Technik | M.M.Warburg & CO | Montblanc | Nordex | Reemtsma | Senvion | Signal Iduna | Steinway & Sons | Still | Tchibo | Techniker Krankenkasse | VTG | XING | Persons: Albert Ballin | Guenther Fielmann | Michael and Wolfgang Herz | Klaus-Michael Kühne | Michael Otto
Media: Carlsen Verlag | Der Spiegel | Die Zeit | Gruner + Jahr | Hamburger Abendblatt | Hoffmann und Campe | Norddeutscher Rundfunk | Rowohlt Verlag | Stern | Persons: Rudolf Augstein | Gerd Bucerius | Marion Dönhoff | Ernst Rowohlt | Axel Springer
Politics: Elections in Hamburg | Government: Coat of arms | Constitution | Flag | Police | Persons: Max Brauer | Simon of Utrecht | Olaf Scholz | Karl Schiller | Helmut Schmidt | Herbert Wehner
Religion: Lutheran | Portuguese Jews | Roman Catholic | Persons: Ansgar | Johann Melchior Goeze | Maria Jepsen | Johann Gerhard Oncken
Sister Cities: Chicago | Daressalam | Dresden | León | Marseille | Osaka | Prag | Sankt Petersburg | Shanghai
Sport: Events: Deutsches Derby | Fährhofer Stutenpreis | Hamburg Marathon | Hamburger Stutenpreis | International German Open | Vattenfall Cyclassics
Venues: Alsterdorfer Sporthalle | Am Rothenbaum | Color Line Arena | EVendi Arena | Volksparkstadion | Horner Rennbahn | Millerntor-Stadion | Sportplatz at Rothenbaum | Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld
Clubs: Altonaer FC von 1893 | ASV Bergedorf 85Der Hamburger und Germania Ruder Club | Eimsbütteler TV | Hamburg Blue Angels | Hamburg Blue Devils | Hamburg Freezers | Hamburg SV | Hamburg Sea Devils | Hamburger Segel-ClubHSV Barmbek-Uhlenhorst | HSV Handball | FC Association 1893 Hamburg | FC Eintracht Altona | FC St. Georg | Norddeutscher Regatta Verein | FC Teutonia Ottensen  FC St. Pauli | SC Concordia | SC Victoria Hamburg | SV Lurup | ...
Transport: Port of Hamburg | Hamburg Airport | Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport | Hamburg Hauptbahnhof | S-Bahn | U-Bahn | Hamburger Verkehrsverbund | Companies: AKN Eisenbahn | DB Regio | Eisenbahnen und Verkehrsbetriebe Elbe-Weser | Hamburger Hochbahn | Metronom Eisenbahngesellschaft

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Europa Passage

Europa Passage is a shopping mall designed by Hadi Teherani, and located between Jungfernstieg and Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg's main shopping street.

Photo credit: Nicolas Vollmer

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Kurt Sieveking (born 21 December 1897 in Hamburg; died 16 March 1986 in Hamburg) was a German politician (CDU) and First Mayor of Hamburg. In his position as the head of a German state, he was serving as President of the Bundesrat in 1956–1957.

Sieveking was from a well known Hamburg family. Many streets and places in Hamburg were named after them: e.g. Sievekingsallee, Sievekingdamm or Sievekingsplatz (53°33'19"N 9°58'34"E).

In 1951, Sieveking was appointed as the consul in Stockholm and later ambassador in Sweden. In 1953, Sieveking was the canditate of the conservative parties for the office of the First Mayor. He won the election, in his office term he reformed the school system and initiated the town twinning with Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad) in 1957. After the election defeat he remained member of the Hamburg Parliament.

Sieveking is buried at the Ohlsdorf Cemetery.

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