Hamburg, a city that has been in the limelight right from the Middle Ages, resonates with history and culture at every turn. A vibrant metropolis, it is home to the country’s biggest port, museums, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Picturesque bridges dot the city along with diverse neighborhoods such as Schanzenviertel with its Bohemian vibe, the artsy Sankt Georg, Blankenese with its beaches, and the notorious Sankt Pauli. Counted among one of the nation’s wealthiest cities, Hamburg also scores high on the architectural and musical fronts. Thought to be the birthplace of the hamburger, the city has no dearth of gastronomical delights to tantalize your taste buds, ranging from local delicacies such as hummersuppe or lobster soup and currywurst to doner kebabs and sushi. Watching the sun set with the unusual silhouette of the spanking new Elbphilharmonie outlined against the sky with the river flowing by is an unforgettable sight.