style="text-align: left;">Hamburg residents, often affectionately called Fischköpfe (fish heads), frequently have a reputation as cool-headed north Germans, especially among newcomers. A second look soon reveals their emotional side. Many things make a Hamburg citizen’s heart beat faster – such as the cherished swans on the Alster river or tasty Franzbrötchen pastries and the almost passionate love for St. Pauli soccer club.
Hamburg’s nearly 2,500 bridges — the most in Europe — also have a special charm. Bridges are also built in politics – Hamburg is Germany’s first and only state ruled by the Green Party and conservative CDU. Listed below is a brief statistical overview of the city on the Elbe river. They might also give you a glimpse into the Hanseatic soul