Quality of life

Scarcely any other region of Germany offers people such good quality of life. The beaches of the North and Baltic seas, idyllic lakes and waterways invite sport and leisure, and to while away some time. Between the wide-reaching marshes and the hilly Geest, the lakes of Lauenburg, the Lüneburg Heath - the variety of landscape offers lots of variety for holidays and leisure.

Hamburg Metropolitan Region – Quality of life

In addition, there is a large supply of affordable accommodation, schooling close to home, plenty of shopping opportunities and, last but not least, a well developed regional and urban transport network.

Hamburg’s shopping malls, traditional department stores and well-known designers’ exclusive showrooms make for a cosmopolitan and lively atmosphere. Those who prefer a romantic atmosphere can saunter through the pretty old town of Lüneburg with its many small shops or stroll through the shopping streets of 1,000-year-old Stade.

Cultural life plays a central role in the region, from the Wendland cultural country festival to Dithmarschen’s Kunstgriff art festival. The Schleswig-Holstein music festival, Hamburg’s Staatsoper with John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballett, the Deutsche Schauspielhaus or Thalia theatres, as well as Hamburg’s main art gallery, the Kunsthalle, have a global reputation. Hamburg is unquestionably Germany’s musical theatre capital. Add its lively night life, an ever-changing series of events and its exciting alternative art scene. The construction of the Elbphilharmonie concert complex in the new-build HafenCity quarter is the city’s latest ambitious arts project.