The first mention of Hamburg in history was by Ptolemy in the 2nd Century. It was a prominent medieval city, and remained a powerful city-state until the unification of Germany in 1871.
Today, Hamburg is known for its high quality of living, architecture, maritime economy, and commerce.
People Born in Hamburg
Hamburg in People's Lives
Heike Makatsch: I traveled here in 2002 to film parts of the German TV mini-series Die Affare Semmeling.
James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2012 to film scenes of the movie Filth.
Nastya Kusakina: I am agency represented here under the modeling agency Mega Model Agency.
Viktoria Tolstoy: I performed a concert here in 2009.
Zuzanna Bijoch: I often travel here for my work as a high fashion model, and am agency represented here under the modeling agency Modelwerk.