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InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Hamburg
- Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Hamburg expats
- Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Hamburg
- Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town
Welcome to Our Expatriate Community in Hamburg
Moin moin, and a warm welcome to our expat community in Hamburg. Our network presents a wealth of essential information specifically created to support expats around the world. We invite you to use our detailed guides and take advantage of insider tips to make your relocation to Hamburg as smooth as possible. Here you'll find answers to your questions such as "how do I obtain a work permit?" and "which borough of Hamburg should I choose to reside in?". We also have a busy social forum of expats already living in Hamburg who are happy to answer your day to day questions; their first-hand experience will be invaluable as you follow in their footsteps to build a new life in Hamburg, from your first taste of green herring to your last sip of Glühwein at the end of the year.
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Enjoy Arts and Festivals in Hamburg
As Germany's second biggest city, career opportunities are wide and varied in Hamburg. Major industries include media, transport, electronics, machine building, and tourism. Hamburg is also one of the most important banking cities in the country, and so financial services are particularly significant, as is business connected to the local port, the largest and busiest port in all of Germany.
The arts have a strong foothold in Hamburg, with popular musicals regularly staged by Stage Entertainment and classical concerts played at the prestigious Hamburg State Opera by the renowned orchestra, Philharmoniker Hamburg. English speaking expats can enjoy plays by the English Theater of Hamburg, which features a cast made up exclusively of native English speakers.
Throughout the year, you'll see various festivals, such as the Hamburger DOM, Germany's biggest funfair, and the Hafengeburtstag, the anniversary of Hamburg's port with celebrations including a ship parade. Sports fans are not forgotten, with regular cycling, marathon, tennis, and equestrian events and much more to enjoy.
Make New Contacts and Friends with InterNations
Our unique community provides plenty of information, but just as importantly, we offer social and networking opportunities, too. With InterNations, you can socialize with fellow expats from all over the world both virtually and in person. Begin making new friends at our regularly hosted InterNations Official Events and take the chance to network with like-minded people. Share your hobbies with others when you join one of our groups focused on interests such as wine, golf, snowboarding, jazz music, and much more, as you start your new life in Hamburg.
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