Hamburg is the 7th largest city in the European Union and 2nd-largest city in Germany after Berlin. The city of Hamburg has been called Germany's Gateway to the World as it is one of the most important harbours in Europe and the world. The city is proud of its mercantile background, which built the city's wealth in the past centuries. Not only this it is also one of the most prominent media hubs in Germany. Around half of the country's newspapers and magazines have their origins in Hamburg. It’s a worldly, cosmopolitan, and diverse city with so much to offer to its citizens and students who are coming to study here.
There are a limited number of student hall offered by the universities which makes it quite difficult for students to secure one. Therefore most of the students opt to stay in private student accommodation Hamburg near their university campuses which offers good living space and facilities. University Living, a student housing platform helps students find a student home in around 210+ cities around the globe. They offer purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) which are designed specifically for students keeping in mind their requirements and budget.
Set on the River Elbe between the North and Baltic seas, Hamburg takes great pride in its medieval history as a Free City and an important member of the Hanseatic League. It is a major tourist destination with people coming from all around the world to enjoy its scenic beauty. It has two World Heritage Sites - Speicherstadt and Kontorhausviertel. You will be surprised to know that there are around 2,500 bridges on its rivers and canals, making it the city with the highest number of bridges in Europe. Wrapped around picturesque Lake Alster, Hamburg’s city centre is home to innumerable architectural gems and a bustling shopping district bound into one.
Hamburg is Germany’s wealthiest city and can be called the shopper’s paradise. From shopping malls to local handicraft stores, high-end brands to flea markets, in this city you will find something for every aesthetic and price point. Since Hamburg is located close to the rivers and sea you will always get a supply of fresh fish and seafood. Head to the Altes Land orchards south of the city and you will find the largest fruit-growing region in Central Europe. It is quite a green city with large parks and recreational areas just a short walk from the City Hall. The Planten und Blomen Park is the city’s green heart with manicured flower beds, herb gardens, and vast lawns.
Student life in the city is quite exciting and comfortable as people are quite welcoming and friendly. Students can choose from different types of student rooms such as en-suite and shared rooms, studios, student apartments, and more. Student Accommodation Hamburg placed with the city centre and university both at an easily commutable distance. Your social life is sorted as you can simply go to the Reeperbahn – Europe’s longest party street with countless bars, clubs, and discos. The Germans like to party hard so don’t think the fun will stop before the sun comes up, and maybe not even then. If you’re a music lover you’ll be glad to know that Hamburg is one of the biggest musical cities in the world, second only to New York and London.
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