- By Susan U.
- Published 08/10/2007
Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the Hamburg Harbor is its principal port. Hamburg is the second busiest seaport in Europe and a major commercial, industrial, and cultural center. Hamburg is situated on the tip of the Jutland Peninsula, centered between Continental Europe and Scandinavia and also between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The city center is set around two lakes, the Binnenalster (Inner Alster) and the Aussenalster (Outer Alster).