Family outing to the Elbe river  /  HMG

Welcome to Hamburg Metropolitan Region,

to one of the most varied, attractive and economically strong regions of Germany. More than 1.000 cities and municipalities in 17 counties, 2 urban districts and four federal states: that’s Hamburg Metropolitan Region. With a fresh new look. Clearly structured to help you find what you are looking for.

Twilight in Hamburg Port /  HMG

Economic motor

Hamburg Metropolitan Region is one of the most competitive regions in Germany or Europe. Some 5 million people live and work here, at the interface of major European transport axes between Scandinavia, West, East and Southern Europe.

Blessed with the best infrastructure, a skilled workforce, innovative companies and research institutes at the leading edge of their disciplines, the economy continues on its growth trend. Attracted by high quality of life, the population has grown by 2.3 per cent since 2001 to more than 4.3 million.

Our region is the economic centre of Northern Germany.

North German idyll /  Iris Friedrich

Pure relaxation

Cosmopolitan city life and gentle hills, mammoth cruise ships and idyllic lakeland, coasts and sea, manor houses and castles – few German regions boast such quality of life. The Elbe, North and Baltic seas are a paradise for water sport fans. Good cycling paths, idyllic routes for walking and horse riding, numerous golf courses, exclusive hotels and romantic holiday homes – the list of highlights is almost endless.

And best of all: Everything is so easy to reach. It doesn’t matter whether you travel by plane, regional or local rail, by car or by bicycle. The good things of life are always within reach here.

Make a discovery tour through Hamburg Metropolitan Region!