With its magnificent lakes and enormous ships sailing up and down the Elbe River, Germany's largest port has plenty to amaze. Nicknamed the "Venice of the North," Hamburg surprises with its two huge artificial lakes, canals, and three rivers. Its dynamism and multiculturalism make it a highly attractive city for young people. As the second-largest city in Germany, it also prides itself on being a green city, with 45% of its area covered by parks, lakes, nature reserves, and countryside. Hamburg is a true student city with nine universities, making it a cosmopolitan hub. It's no coincidence that it's called the "Gateway to the World" of Germany.