6 Facts About Hamburg

1. In 1914, Hamburg placed third—after London and New York—among the harbors of the world.

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2. On May 3, 1945, Hamburg was liberated by British troops who offered aid to the few hundred Jewish survivors.

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3. At the heart of Hamburg is a lake, measuring 455 acres, formed by the damming of the Alster and divided by the Lombardsbrucke into the Binnenalster (Inner Alster) and the Aussenalster (Outer Alster).

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

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

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

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