Cheap flights to Hamburg
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Fly to Hamburg for:
- an early morning visit to the renowned fish market
- pleasure boat tour along the city’s plentiful waterways
- street parades and parties in the summer months
Once a major power in the Hanseatic League and today ranked as Europe’s second largest port city after Rotterdam, Hamburg has been throughout its history a thriving port city and literally lives upon the water. At 1.7 million inhabitants and some 4.3 million metro residents, Hamburg is the second largest – and the wealthiest – city in Germany. Located on the River Elbe by which the city enjoys access to the North Sea, Hamburg is at the southern tip of the Jutland Peninsula, some 101 km from the shore, and it includes the island of Neuwerk and two others in the North Sea. The city rests on water with many kilometers of canals and bridges numbering around 2,300 (more than Amsterdam and Venice together!) Kick off your city-break with an airBaltic flight to Hamburg Airport, the oldest of the city’s airports.
While German is the official language of Hamburg and great efforts have been made in education to support this, the city retains some pockets of the dialect known as Low German or simply Hamborgsch. Of some interest is the small population of Sinti and Roma nomads ("or gypsies"), whose individual languages of Sinti and Romany are apparently spoken in only in a few places, one of which is Hamburg. Travel to Hamburg would do well with a German phrasebook, though English speakers will not have too much difficulty communicating and being understood.
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