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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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A neo-renaissance stand-alone building with a tower in the middel and a square in the front.

The Hamburg Rathaus is the Rathaus—the "city hall" or "town hall"—of Hamburg, Germany, it is the seat of the government of Hamburg, located in the Altstadt quarter in the city centre, near the lake Binnenalster and the central station. Constructed from 1886 to 1897, the city hall still houses its original governmental functions with the office of the First Mayor of Hamburg and the meeting rooms for Hamburg's parliament and senate (the city's executive).

On the outside the architectural style is neo-renaissance, which is abandoned inside for several historical elements. It is one of the few completely preserved buildings of historicism in Hamburg. Build in period of wealth and prosperity, in which the Kingdom of Prussia and its confederates defeated France in the Franco-German War and the German Empire was formed, the look of the new Hamburg Rathaus should express this wealth and also the independence of the State of Hamburg and Hamburg's republican traditions.

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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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Anschlussstelle 32 (Hamburg-Heimfeld) der Bundesautobahn 7

At 963 km length, the Bundesautobahn 7 (BAB 7) is the longest German Autobahn and the longest national motorway in Europe. (Pictured: BAB 7 in Harburg, Hamburg)

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Detail from the Hamburger Stadtrecht, c. 1479

Absolon Stumme (died 1499) was a Late Gothic painter from Northern Germany who worked in Hamburg.

Absolon Stumme married into the Bornemann family of artists, becoming the second stepfather of Hinrik Bornemann, who died the same year as he did. After their deaths the Hamburg Cathedral altarpiece, upon which they had been working, was finished by Wilm Dedeke. It is debated by 20th century art historians which of the two is recorded as the Master of the Hamburg cathedral altar. Both are also associated with the Master of the Lüneburg foot washing.

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