Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, also known as the country`s "Gateway to the World". The port is more than 820 years old, and among the largest in the world. Being a center of trade for so long gives the city a distinct international flavor and you can fly with Austrian Airlines to get here. Hamburg is the major German city for fashion, advertising, TV & movie production and publishing. It has a very active and diversified cultural scene. World famous is the Reeperbahn/St.Pauli entertainment district, a popular nightlife spot that developed out of the former red-light district near the harbor. Due to its many canals and parks, Hamburg is a very green city with lots of waterways throughout, also known as the Venice of the North(Hamburg actually has more bridges than Venice). For day trips, Hamburg is in close proximity to both the North and Baltic Seas.