From Eco Friendly Travels

Eco-friendly travel guide to Hamburg advises how to be a responsible tourist. Learn how to explore the attractions in a sustainable way and how to respect the local people and culture. Make your trip green by supporting locally owned hotels, organic restaurants and other businesses. Read more on how to protect the environment by making conscientious choices and how to travel green in Hamburg, Germany.

Aerial View of Hamburg

  • Air quality: 4 / 5
  • Exploring by foot: 4 / 5
  • Exploring by bicycle: 4 / 5
  • Public transportation: 4.5 / 5
  • Parks: 4.5/ 5
  • Outdoor activities: 4 / 5
  • Locals' English level: 4 / 5
  • Safety: 4/ 5
  • Accommodation: US$40 - $160
  • Budget per day: US$60 - $200

Responsible Travel

Hamburg is a major industrial port city on the North German coast, which is separated from the Baltic Sea by the Elbe. It has been linked by hundreds of waterways, and has several canals running through it. Its main center, the Old Town, includes many cafes and boats along the river, as well as the Gothic-style St. Nicholas' Church.

Near its center, Inner Alster river is dotted by canals and surrounded by numerous cafes. The river's inner Alster Lake is lined with small boats, and links the Neustadt with the Altstadt, which is home to a large number of old buildings. The inner Alster river is also a major commercial fishing point.

The oldest part of Hamburg is the Alster-Mitte district, which is home to St. Nicholas' Cathedral, the home of St. Johannes' Church, St. Peter's Basilica, St. Thomas' Church and the Alster-Oberkochen Bridge. The Alster-Oberkochen Bridge is the only bridge that crosses the Alster from the city center to the old Alster village. The Oberkochen village is home to many historical buildings, such as St. Peter's church and the Humboldt University.

It is extremely important that as a tourist you are conscious of your acts and are responsible. Few of the tips that can help are:

  • Choosing the right transport method: A major part of your travel experience is discovering every nook and cranny of the city. While you will have transport options like private cars and taxis at your disposal you need to know that not only do they contribute to more congestion and traffic pollution but also emit harmful gases into the environment. So, choose options like walking, cycling, electronic and public transportation in general.
  • Trying local food: A huge part of the local culture is the traditional food that is offered at the local traditional restaurants and by street food vendors. Instead of just sticking to international fast food franchises that contribute to so much waste being produced in the world, you should try the local options. Not only will it help the local economy but also will directly help the families whose sole source of earning are these small food businesses.
  • Do not throw waste: As an eco-friendly traveler, you need to promote green as much as possible in the city to motivate not only fellow tourists but local people. When you visit any tourists attractions especially city parks, make sure you do not throw any food wrapper and do not just stop at that but if you see any trash, pick it up and throw it in the dustbin. It might look like a very small thing to do but has a huge impact on people watching especially the children present in the park since they learn and mimic the behaviour of other people around them.
  • Choose a green hotel: Plenty of accommodations are available in the city that provide you with a top-notch experience but instead of choosing them, you can pick green hotels for your stay. They use eco-friendly measures to reduce the pollution and waste of the city. This is one of the great ways to contribute towards to city to keep it safe and clean.
  • Shop local: In order to support local craftsmen and artisans always shop local. During your trip to the city, you will come across small shops and food stalls in almost every lane of the city. If you want to have an unforgettable experience in the city, then buy goods and foods from these shops. This will not only help you to save a lot of money but you will be supporting a lot of local people who are dependent on their small businesses to earn a livelihood.

Air Quality and Pollution

Air pollution and health are inseparable. Since most of the pollutants that are released in our surroundings today are very harmful to our health, it is important to keep in mind that pollution has negative effect on your health.

Hamburg has a large industrial sector that is located in close proximity to the city center. When factories release toxic substances into the air, they have a tendency to pollute the environment. The environment gets polluted with dust, dirt and other pollutants which can lead to different kinds of diseases such as asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems. However the general pollution level is pretty moderate and following is what the official health index says about it:

  • Air pollution level- Good
  • Air quality index- 37

Respect the Culture

Hamburg, Germany is a place where you can experience the best of both worlds - the great cultural attractions and the cosmopolitan lifestyle. In fact, Hamburg offers more than just one kind of atmosphere - it also offers the kind of living that's perfect for people who are interested in making Hamburg their home.

It has a certain charm and warmth that gives it the feel of a city that has been around for a long time. This is the same charm that gives it an air of authenticity that is important in maintaining the authenticity of German culture, including the respect for the traditions of Hamburg.

Top 10 Places to Visit

  • Old Town Hall: It is a must-see spot. You can see the Gothic castle and its red-tiled roof, an amazing fountain that spouts water into the Elbe, and the famous Elstergarten park. The Elstergarten is also known as Hamburg's "royal garden", with beautiful gardens, fountains, and parks. The Elstergarten's Elstergarten Bridge connects Elstergarten with the Elbphilharmonie and the Schloss Charlottenburg Palace.
  • Elbe: Hamburg's Elbe is another famous place to visit. This river flows through the heart of Hamburg, reaching its mouth at Schladminger Tor. Elber is a natural wonder, featuring a wide array of gardens and fountains, as well as the Elbphilharmonie Gardens.
  • Elstergarten: Elstergarten is famous for its large amount of public buildings. If you're interested in architecture, Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie is a great place to visit because you'll be able to view the city's buildings through the Elbphilharmonie Park. There is also a popular theater here that holds live performances.
  • Elbphilogen bridge: The city is also home to a number of beautiful places to take photographs, including the famous Elbphilogen Bridge. The Elbphilogen bridge is made up of two bridges, one that connects the Elbe River with the Rhine River and another that goes across the Elbe River to the main town of Hamburg. Many people choose to take pictures of this place while they are traveling and you will notice that there is a lot of traffic around at certain times of the day when tourists flock to this area.
  • Hamburg zoo: Home to one of the most amazing aquariums in the world which is housed in the Hamburg Zoo. There you will see fish swimming around in a variety of different environments and if you want to get close to the fish, you will be able to do so by walking through the aquarium.
  • Miniatur Wunderland: Miniatur Wunderland, also known as Miniature Europe, is a large model railroad and small airport attraction. The railroad is set inside the old Hamburg town center, which has been converted into an historic village that houses several shops. The railroad is not visible from the street, but it is easy to find from the different buildings that line the train station.
  • Port of Hamburg: The Port of Hamburg is an international port located on the Elbe River. It serves as the primary gateway to the rest of [[Europe[[ and is the third busiest sea port in Europe. The port serves as one of the most important trans-shipment points for many European nations. It also acts as a major financial and administrative hub for the German state of Hamburg.
  • Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg tunnel: The Alter Elbtunnel Hamburg tunnel, which was built under Elbphilharmen, Hamburg's famous Gothic-inspired historic quarter, has four main sections. These sections are a tourist tunnel (Elbphilharmen-Ludwigshafen), a tunnel connecting Elbphilharmen to Hamburg's underground train station (Amtsgabe Elb), a tunnel connecting main airport to Elbphilharmen (this section is called the Ring Elb), and a pedestrian tunnel linking Elbphilharmen to Elbmarkt.
  • Tierpark Hamburg: Tierpark Hamburg is the second biggest city in the province of Lower Saxony and is situated on the banks of the Elbe River. There are many beautiful natural landscapes in the city. You can easily find many different wildlife species. One of the most popular attractions in this city is the Tierpark Hagenbeck. The first restaurant in this city was opened by a German called Gerd Schmidberger who had a passion for the food.
  • St. Michael's church: St. Michael's church, colloquially known as Michel, is actually one of Hamburg's oldest and largest churches and among the most popular churches in Hamburg. The church was originally built in 1150. St. Michael is an old testament for the Catholic religion and the patron saint. St. Michel is also a place where the souls of those who have passed on are brought to after death, for they may rest there.
View of the port of Hamburg


When in Hamburg, you will not run out of places to explore. There is just so much to see from museums to theatres to sea ports to parks and whatnot. You will truly have a great time exploring every nook and cranny of the city. You can also go on yacht trip from Hamburg to other cities in Europe.

City Parks

  • Schönlein Park: One of the places in Hamburg that provides parks for families is Schönlein Park. This park has playgrounds and sports facilities. If you want to have some fun with your family, you can spend hours there enjoying the different sports activities. If you are looking for something a little quieter, you can visit the beach at the south end of the park.
  • Loki Schmidt Garten: A beautiful botanical garden in the city that explain the relationship between flora and fauna through different themes.
  • Dahliengarten: A beautiful garden with hundreds of different kind of Dahlias. You will be mesmerised by the beauty of this garden and there is so much to learn as well about Dahlias so if you are into gardening or flowers in general, do visit this garden.
  • Sternschanzenpark: Lots of greenery, trees, playgrounds, swings, everything you want from a park is here.
Sternschanzenpark, with the iconic Schanzenturm

National Parks

  • Waddensea National Park: The Hamburg Waddensea National Park is the largest of the three German Waddensea National Parks that protects only the solitary organism of the Waddenseal of Hamburg going from Den Helder through Esbjerg all the way to Ulster. This unique ecosystem is a perfect one for bird watching and is well worth a visit to see.

You will be delighted to see that the Hamburg National Park has a variety of interesting areas to explore, as well as the beautiful scenery. Visitors will find it hard to believe that there are still some ancient castles in the forest that offer so much excitement and beauty. If you are planning to visit the national park in Hamburg in the future, you should make sure that you visit the following sites.


  • Elbe Beach: This beach is considered to be among the best beaches in hamburg. You will be able to enjoy the panoramic views from the nearby cliffs. There is a good chance that you will be able to spot whales, seals and even penguins.
  • Hans-Leip-Ufer : This is another top rated beach in Hamburg, however a quieter one. There is a 400,000 year old rock here that was carried down from Sweden so definitely worth visiting just to see the rock.
  • Finkenrieker: A riverside beach close to a railway bridge. Another relatively quieter beach so if you are looking for a hidden gem which is not jam packed with tourists then this should be on top of your list.
  • Schwabach Beach: This is another popular beach that is not only popular with tourists but it offers excellent views as well. You will be able to enjoy a wide range of activities when you come here.
Elbe beach which is also known as Elbstrand is a favourite amongst tourists and locals


  • Ohlsdorf cemetery: The Ohlsdorf cemetery in the Ohrsdorf district of Hamburg, Germany is among the largest urban cemeteries in Europe and the second-biggest cemetery on the planet. Most of the deceased buried here are civilians, although there are also a number of German soldiers who were killed in battle during World War II. The cemetery covers more than six acres and is built around a major road. Visitors can get to the cemetery through a central access point known as Schloss Ohlersdorf. The cemetery is a major tourist attraction in Hamburg and was given the designation of World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
  • ElbPhilharmonie Hamburg: A music hall located in the Hafencity district of Hamburg, Germany. It's one of the biggest and most technologically advanced music halls in Europe. It's also very popularly known as Elphi, after the mythological figure in Greek mythology who seduces Cupid.
  • Hamburg city hall : It is the second oldest municipal building in Germany and was constructed in 1813. This building was constructed out of mud bricks and stone and has a tall spire on top. The building was used by the burghers of Hamburg for meetings and debates and was therefore the first town hall in Hamburg.
  • St Nikolai : St Nikolai was a Greek Orthodox saint, who lived in the tenth century. His preaching was very popular among people from all over the world. The Church of St. Nikolai was a beautiful Gothic revival cathedral that used to be one of the most famous churches of the German city of Hamburg. In the early 1200s, the original chapel, a large wooden structure, was built in front of the present church.
  • Hamburg Harbor Pier : A great place to visit if you want to experience Hamburg. It has a pedestrian walkway which can be easily accessed by any vehicle. There are numerous shops, restaurants and bars here. You can find many different restaurants, bars and other food joints in Hamburg.
  • Altonaer Museum Hamburg: An art gallery in the municipality of Altenburg in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded in 1863, after Altenburg was already part of Denmark. The museum currently has a huge collection of almost 300 thousand objects related to the German cultural history. The Altonaer museum is home to more than sixty art works including paintings, sculptures and drawings by some of the greatest German and European painters of the last one hundred years.
Administrative building of Ohlsdorf cemetery, Hamburg


  • Kunsthalle Hamburg: The biggest art museum in the Free State and the Hanseatic city of Hamburg. It is certainly one of the most popular museums in Germany. It has a long list of exhibitions and festivals to attend to see the famous works of art that are being displayed.
  • Brandenburg Gate: One of the most visited museums in Hamburg is the Brandenburg Gate. This impressive gate provides visitors with a view of Hamburg and Germany's capital. It features a large number of columns, stone arches, and iron railings, which are all made to look exactly as they would have been hundreds of years ago.
  • Altonaer Museum: The Altonaer Museum Hamburg is an art gallery in the municipality of Altenburg in Hamburg, Germany. It was founded in 1863, after Altenburg was already part of Denmark. The museum currently has a huge collection of almost 300 thousand objects related to the German cultural history. The Altonaer museum is home to more than sixty art works including paintings, sculptures and drawings by some of the greatest German and European painters of the last one hundred years.
Kunsthalle Hamburg


Think of lots of protein filled meals, with sauces, meat, and butter, that is German cuisine for you in a nutshell. Hamburg has a lot to offer in terms of food. From traditional authentic German cuisine to food from all over the world. The sea food is fresh and to die for. That is due to the easy access of fresh sea food coming from River Elbe. There are small cafes all over the city for you to enjoy cakes and coffee as well.

You cannot leave Hamburg without trying the national dish of the country: Sauerbraten, a kind of pot roast

Traditional Local Restaurants

  • Sierichs Biergarten Hamburg: Hamburg is home to a number of German restaurants that offer some of the best Hamburg food and drinks in Germany. The most famous is the Biergarten, which is a big open space in Hamburg that is covered with tables and benches and has a bar. These tables and benches serve as a seating area for the Hamburgers that are served at this restaurant. The beer will be served from a big tap of beer that is placed above the bar in the middle of the room.

Other traditional restaurants include:

  • Das Drof
  • Tom and Konsorten
  • Moe Grill
  • Frau Moeller
  • Edelcurry
Traditional and simple lunch in Hamburg

Vegetarian and Vegan

  • Veggie Grill: One of the better known vegetarian restaurants in Hamburg is called the Veggie Grill. If you are looking for a good vegetarian meal that does not cost a fortune, this is probably one of your best options. They have several different options on their menu that you can choose from, including chicken, turkey, veggie burgers, and vegan Thai chicken. The only downside with the Veggie Grill is that it does not serve all types of vegetarian foods, so make sure to ask the waiter what kinds of meats they serve before you order.
  • Cafe Del Mar: Another vegetarian restaurant in Hamburg that is a popular choice is called Cafe Del Mar. This restaurant serves a wide variety of dishes, and most of them are vegetarian. For example, they have a very good Thai chicken dish that will taste great when served with steamed rice. Other popular dishes include a very tasty salad and a variety of other appetizers and deserts.
  • The Little Nell: One of the smaller vegetarian restaurants in Hamburg that many people enjoy eating at is called The Little Nell. This restaurant offers very reasonable prices and a wide variety of dishes, which mean that you will never be hungry. The staff of The Little Nell also take care to make sure that everyone in the restaurant feels comfortable at all times, and they do this by seating them in very comfortable chairs and providing very warm welcome environments.

Street Food

The street food scene in Hamburg is pretty happening. You will find lots of options and plenty of street food markets to choose from. Some of the markets you should be visiting are:

  • Fischmarkt
  • Marktzeit
  • Isemarkt
  • St. Pauli Nachtmarkt
  • Street Food Session

Street food you should be trying:

  • Fischbrötchen (fish roll)
  • Bratkartoffeln (fried potatoes)
  • Kasespätzle (noodle and cheese dish)
  • Doner Kebab
  • Leberkäse (liver cheese)
Fischmarkt is the perfect place to go to try out the street food in Hamburg


  • Pilsner beer: The most popular type of beer that is sold in Hamburg is Pilsner beer. This is one of the biggest sellers in Hamburg and it can be found at any of the bars in Hamburg. This type of beer is known for its taste and is a popular choice for beer drinkers.
  • Grolsch : Grolsch is created from a mixture of wheat, barley, and rye. It is then mixed together and then left to ferment over a specific amount of time in oak barrels.
  • Glühwein: A winter special and a favourite of locals. It is mulled red hot wine that is served in winter especially around the Christmas rime.
Glühwein being sold at the food market


There are many people who are looking for a source of clean, fresh tap water in Hamburg City, Germany. People are looking for sources that will provide them with water that will provide them with the purest form of water that they need, while also being safe and healthy.

The people who live in Hamburg have been very lucky when it comes to the quality of the water that they are drinking, as it has been very clean and crystal clear. Most Hamburg City residents will drink water from the tap that comes from their faucets, but if they are using any type of water purifier that they find in the grocery store, they should use it as little as possible. That is because tap water is extremely contaminated, and any type of filter that is used in the home to rid their drinking water of chemicals can lead to serious health problems. If you do use a purifier in the home, you should also make sure that you use it on only the kitchen faucet.

Organic Cafés

  • Nord coast coffee roastry: The cafe in Hamburg is open every day of the week except Sunday. It is open twenty-four hours. The famous cafe in Hamburg also serves its customers with many different kinds of drinks.
  • Herr max: The cafe in Hamburg is very popular because it has a very wide variety of coffee that it serves its customers. It is also one of the few cafes in Hamburg that serves only one type of coffee - espresso. The famous cafe in Hamburg also serves tea and it has a big array of teas that can be enjoyed by its customers. The famous cafe in Hamburg also has a wide variety of baked goods that can be bought from its bakery. It also serves sandwiches for its customers.


Beer Garden: It is one of the oldest bars in Hamburg and also features live entertainment. There is a small concession stand in the middle of the bar selling hamburgers, steaks, hotdogs, and various other food items. You can also sit on the wooden benches outside and enjoy the music while you drink your beer.

Other breweries worth visiting:

  • Langdang Bar'
  • Strortebeker
  • Hofbrauhaus
  • Altes Madchen


Hamburg has also become known as a cultural hotspot and many different events take place every year to celebrate the cultural heritage of the city. Hamburg holds the International Book Festival where hundreds of authors come to Hamburg to share their stories and write about their lives in Hamburg, as well as the annual Frankfurt Book Festival where writers from across Germany come to display their books at an international bookstore.

Yoga and Retreats

Hamburg is known for having amazing Yoga retreats. You will be able to learn how to meditate and practice Yoga and get more health benefits if you live in Hamburg. These retreats allow you to get away from the daily grind.


Accommodation in Harmburg also includes private homes. If you are short of time you can choose a self catering apartment if you want the comforts of a home but still have the comforts of modern day living. Many people choose to stay in self catering apartments in Harmburg because it allows them to save money and still be able to have all the comforts they want.

Green Hotels

  • Bed and breakfast: One of the best places to stay in Harmburg is a bed and breakfast. You will be able to get everything you need such as a clean, comfortable room, internet connection and a restaurant. In addition to this you will also be able to get services such as English lessons, laundry and even a spa if needed.
  • Westend Hotel: The Westend Hotel is one of the best known hotels in Hamburg and is located in the heart of Hamburg. If you are looking for a luxury hotel then this is probably the hotel for you. With all the amazing features and services, you will find this hotel is one of the best options for staying in Hamburg.

Hostels and Guest Houses

  • Hotel Garni Rosengarten
  • Studio feuerfest
  • Chez-ronny
  • Auszeit grani hotel hamburg
  • Tohus VonHarten


  • Boardinghouse rosenstrabe
  • Hansa residence
  • Von deska townhouse


Couchsurfing seems to be a bit popular in Hamburg and there's a good chance of you finding a host in this city because the locals are very friendly and welcoming.


Camping in Hamburg is considered as one of the best family camping experiences. If you have a family with children, and they are interested in camping then it would be best if you could come up with the perfect camping location. Hamburg, Germany has many amazing places where you can camp, like Lake Waldsee.

How to Get There

Depending on your proximity to the city, there are lots of options you can explore to get into Hamburg.


A lot of travelers are discovering that booking their flights to Hamburg directly from the US will save them a ton of money and a lot of hassle. There are many airlines, including American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Air Canada, British Airways, that offer direct flights to Hamburg.

Inside the Hamburg Airport


The bus is the fastest means to travel in Hamburg and it is also the easiest way to reach many important places in the city. There are various different routes that make it possible for anyone who is traveling to Hamburg to get to their destination.


Hamburg has a very famous subway system. You can reach your destination in less than an hour by taking the S2, S1 or U3 trains to Hamburg's central station. This means that you can save both time and money by flying to Hamburg from another part of Germany. All of these are the major reasons why more people are flying to Hamburg from abroad.

Hamburg Haupstad Central railway station, Hamburg-JULY 2020: Hamburg Haupstad Central railway station, Hamburg. It is the third and largest station of Hamburg. This station is very near to the airport, the city center and the old city center. It is the second largest station of Hamburg with a length of about a mile. The train to Hamburg is quite good, but it is not the fastest.


Most of the time, when people go hitchhiking in Hamburg they are there to look for work and make some extra cash. They may have been invited to help renovate buildings or they may be hired as cleaners at restaurants. They will also hitchhike around the city to visit local attractions and places such as the Guggenheim Museum.


If you decide to walk in Hamburg, you will have many options for transportation. There are numerous different kinds of bus routes and rail systems that you can use. Some of these services are very affordable, while others are a little more expensive. However, you are guaranteed to find a service that will provide you with a safe and affordable service no matter which route you choose to go by.

Moving Around

The best times to move in the winter months are June, July, and August. This is due to the fact that the weather is warmer during these months. The cool air that hits the cities allows air to circulate, which helps to keep your belongings protected from any damage that may occur. Also, the warm weather can help to keep your lawns and gardens looking great even if you live in a colder part of the country.


You may find walking through Hamburg to be a challenging experience, especially if you are unfamiliar with the surrounding areas. If you want to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience, there are several different things that you can do to make the trip more comfortable.


The most beautiful part of a bike ride in Hamburg, Germany is the magnificent skyline, that you can catch a glimpse of from the bicycle seat, as you pass it. Here you will see the Schwanke, or the old bridge that is part of the city's historical background and one of the few surviving buildings left from the Roman era.

Bicycle stands can be found everywhere around the city

Electronic Vehicles

Electronic vehicle options like bikes and scooters are present and Hamburg is constantly trying to increase its infrastructure for electronic vehicles.

Public Bus

The bus is the fastest means to travel in Hamburg and it is also the easiest way to reach many important places in the city. There are various different routes that make it possible for anyone who is traveling to Hamburg to get to their destination.

The main routes that people use to get around Hamburg are the Kerkrade, U-Bahn, E-Bahn and Rhein-Neckar-Kerkrade. All of these routes go through the Hamburg University, the harbor and down to the docks. They make it very easy for students to get to their classes or other important events they may have. Students living on campus in Hamburg will also benefit from these buses because they are easily accessible.

Central bus station in Hamburg

Tram, Train and Subway

If you're interested in the history of Hamburg, you can take a train tour of Hamburg. There is a train station in Hamburg, Germany that connects you to cities in Germany and Belgium. It will take you to Hamburg, Germany and you can also see some historic sites as well.

Tram in Hamburg

Sustainable Shopping

Hamburg has a lot of shopping options. It's a shopping center that features plenty of department stores, boutiques, and many other types of retail shops. You'll find everything from art galleries, fashion boutiques, specialty shops, and some of the best restaurants in Hamburg as well.

Food Markets

  • Fischmarkt
  • Marktzeit
  • Isemarkt
  • St. Pauli Nachtmarkt
  • Street Food Session

Flea Markets

Hamburg's market district is known for its variety of offerings. The largest of these markets is the Alstersee Market, which is also known as the Hamburg Public Market. This area features a wide selection of everything from local produce to German wines to local crafts and jewelry, making it a great place to find the types of products you are looking for.

  • Vlissingenplatz: The Flea Market in Hamburg is located at the Vlissingenplatz. This flea market was founded in the year 1894. As you can see from the name, it is on a street that is located along the River Elbe. The Flea Market in Hamburg is considering one of the most unique flea markets you will ever see.
  • Barmenhaus: You can find the Flea Market in Barmenhaus in the city of Hamburg. This is also a great place to buy good quality clothing, especially if you are going on vacation. It will cost you around seventy-five Euros for a single piece of clothing at this flea market.

Second Hand Stores

Plenty of second hand stores present in the city. Some of the ones worth visiting are:

  • Stilbruch (for furniture)
  • Fundgrube (thrifting clothes)
  • Oxfam (for books)


There are various Eco-Fashion markets in Hamburg. These are places where people can look for clothing. The stores sell new and second-hand clothes at reasonable prices. You can buy anything from T-shirts, shorts, coats to skirts and dresses. The clothes are also sold by different brands. The clothes are affordable and are considered to be the best available in the market.


August 24th, 1992 was the first official day that the German government took action to encourage household waste disposal. The legislation that made it possible for the authorities to take over local households garbage disposal was the Waste Disposal Act of the Federal Republic of Germany.


In Hamburg, the garbage is separated into different categories depending on where it comes from. The garbage can come from the home, public services and industry. A good number of Hamburg residents are willing to take part in the garbage collection program.

Work and Study Abroad

There is more to a Work and Study Abroad program than meets the eye, although the term seems to have no direct correlation with the actual program. It would be fair to say that a lot of people who sign up for these programs do so because of the opportunity it offers them to leave the comforts of their home to experience something new, different and, in many cases, to get out into the wilds of the globe and live the life they have always dreamed of.

Exchange Student

Through an Exchange student program you can spend a year abroad with a host family. Hamburg is a great place to spend your exchange year and learn about German people, their culture, their lifestyle and their language. You will have to check with your university if they are offering this program and are affiliated with some of the local universities in Hamburg.

Au Pair

A lot of the families in Hamburg look for people who would take care of their children. In return, they provide lodgings and fee to these people. And so, many foreigners opt for such opportunities and you can try them too.

The people you would meet through this option would help you understand the city more. Indeed, you would spend time with the local people, and learn how they lead their lives. Not to mention, it would give you a point of contact in Hamburg, in case you know no one there. A lot of websites are available for these jobs, and you can research and apply for the best option.


Volunteering is a great way to give back to a city and its people. There are so many organisations doing wonderful work in order to help the marginalised sections of the society. You can donate or volunteer as a way to contribute and do your part. Some of the organisations that need your help in Hamburg are:

  • Rap for Refugees
  • Stayschool
  • ZuFlucht Lebenshilfe

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