The Hamburg experience
The city is known to have more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice together, but what strikes even more is that it bridges maritime tradition and modernity in many ways. The city brims with architectural greatness, an abundance of culture and nightlife beyond compare. On top of that, it offers space to relax. One of its rambling municipal parks, Planten un Blomen, is located vis-à-vis the Central and the East Entrance to SMM. Only a few steps away from the action on the trade fair floor, you will find idyllic ponds,tropical greenhouses and a classic Japanese Garden, the largest of its kind in Europe.
Of course, the port is particularly rich in superlatives. It’s home to the Speicherstadt, which is the world‘s largest warehouse complex and Germany’s 40th UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the International Maritime Museum, which harbours the world’s largest private collection showing maritime history from 3,000 years ago until today. What highlights are at your taste?