Hamburg is a historic but forward-thinking city, home to arbiters of tradition and avant-garde artists alike. Ready? It’s time to pull up a chair and meet the lot of them.
If Berlin is Germany’s clubbing capital then Hamburg is the dinner party that’s as raucous as it is refined – and the guests are a varied bunch too. Stroll around this prosperous port city and you’ll brush shoulders with local fishermen casting their nets on the banks of the River Elbe, world-renowned gallerists hosting exhibitions by cutting-edge artists, and independent retailers flaunting wares that are either “Made in Hamburg” or highly exotic.