Hamburg. This is where I am this week. An amazing town…And before I share stories about the stores and designs that struck me and the people I met I wanted to share this…the plain and simple tourist take on Hamburg the second-largest city in Germany (second to Berlin) and the seventh-largest city in the European Union. The city is home to around 1.8 million people. The port of Hamburg is the third-largest port in Europe (third to Port of Antwerp and Rotterdam), and the eighth largest in the world. Hamburg's official name is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and Hamburg is also a city-state meaning it is one of the sixteen States of Germany. Now you know.