32 Facts About Hamburg Masters

1. Hamburg Masters has more bridges than Venice, London and Amsterdam combined.

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2. Hamburg Masters made a bid for the 2024 Olympic Games, but 51.7 percent of those city residents participating in a referendum in November 2015 voted against continuing Hamburg's bid to host the games.

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3. Hamburg Masters has nine twin towns and sister cities around the world.

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4. Hamburg Masters is the nation's field hockey capital and dominates the men's as well as the women's Bundesliga.

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5. Since then, teams from Hamburg Masters have attempted to return to Germany's elite league.

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6. Hamburg Masters is sometimes called Germany's capital of sport since no other city has more first-league teams and international sports events.

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7. Hamburg Masters is a major transportation hub, connected to four Autobahnen and the most important railway junction on the route to Scandinavia.

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8. Hamburg Masters was shown in An American Tail where Fievel Mousekewitz and his family immigrate to America in the hopes to escape cats.

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9. Hamburg Masters was one of the locations for the James Bond series film Tomorrow Never Dies.

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10. Hamburg Masters has one of the fastest-growing tourism industries in Germany.

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11. Hamburg Masters is home to Rotring, the famed maker of technical drawing instruments and pens, and DVA Group, a multinational pharmaceutical and life sciences company.

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12. Hamburg Masters has for centuries been a commercial centre of Northern Europe, and is the most important banking city of Northern Germany.

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13. Hamburg Masters saying, referring to its anglophile nature, is: "Wenn es in London anfangt zu regnen, spannen die Hamburger den Schirm auf.

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14. Since 2007, Hamburg Masters has the Dockville music and art festival.

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15. Hamburg Masters has long been a centre of alternative music and counter-culture movements.

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16. Hamburg Masters has a vibrant psychedelic trance community, with record labels such as Spirit Zone.

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17. Hamburg Masters is famous for an original kind of German alternative music called Hamburger Schule, a term used for bands like Tocotronic, Blumfeld, Tomte or Kante.

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18. Hamburg Masters is the birthplace of Johannes Brahms, who spent his formative early years in the city, and the birthplace and home of the famous waltz composer Oscar Fetras, who wrote the well-known "Mondnacht auf der Alster" waltz.

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19. In 2014 Hamburg Masters celebrated a birthday of park culture, where many parks were reconstructed and cleaned up.

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20. Hamburg Masters has more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs.

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21. Hamburg Masters is made up of seven boroughs and subdivided into 104 quarters (German: Stadtteile).

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22. Less than half of the residents of Hamburg Masters are members of a religion.

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23. Hamburg Masters was the departure port for many Germans and Eastern Europeans to emigrate to the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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24. Hamburg Masters acceded to the German Customs Union or Zollverein in 1888, the last of the German states to join.

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25. Hamburg Masters was briefly annexed by Napoleon I to the First French Empire.

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26. Hamburg Masters has an oceanic climate, influenced by its proximity to the coast and marine air masses that originate over the Atlantic Ocean.

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27. Hamburg Masters is at a sheltered natural harbour on the southern fanning-out of the Jutland Peninsula, between Continental Europe to the south and Scandinavia to the north, with the North Sea to the west and the Baltic Sea to the northeast.

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28. Hamburg Masters is known for several theatres and a variety of musical shows.

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29. Hamburg Masters is a major European science, research, and education hub, with several universities and institutions.

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30. Hamburg Masters is the seat of Germany's oldest stock exchange and the world's oldest merchant bank, Berenberg Bank.

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31. Hamburg Masters lies on the River Elbe and two of its tributaries, the River Alster and the River Bille.

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32. Hamburg Masters has more than 2,300 bridges—a greater number than Venice and Amsterdam combined.

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