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    International Relocation to Hamburg, Germany with Sunset Moving

    Are you thinking about moving to another country? Is Germany your destination of choice? If that is the case, but you are still unsure which German city to relocate to, we at Sunset Moving would like to make a suggestion – Hamburg. The second largest city in Germany has a long and rich history that you can feel on every corner. With its reputation of being the science, research, and education hub of Europe, this city has a lot to offer both to its visitors, and to its residents.

    If you have set your sights on moving to Hamburg, Germany, it is important to learn more about the city before your international relocation. Because of that, we at Sunset Moving have compiled this quick guide with all the necessary information for your move.

    The People of Hamburg, Germany

    Hamburg is home to almost two million people. With such large population, it goes without saying that the city is quite ethnically diverse. Some 71 per cent of the population are of German ancestry, while the rest are people of other backgrounds or recent expatriates from countries such as Turkey, Poland, Afghanistan, Russia, Iran, Portugal, Italy, and other.

    The official language of the whole country, including Hamburg, is German. The dialect spoken in the city is known as Low German. In addition, other languages are spoken within their corresponding communities, such as Turkish, Arabic, or Italian.

    A little less than one third of the population belongs to the North Elbian Evangelical Lutheran Church, while some 10 per cent belong to the Roman Catholic Church. A large portion of the population are Muslims, and there is a Jewish community as well.

    Where to live in Hamburg, Germany

    The city of Hamburg is divided into seven distinct areas. The best way to truly experience what it is like to live there is to visit each one of them before your residential relocation. However, we at Sunset Moving understand that given different circumstances, that is not always possible. For that reason, we have compiled a list of the best ones of those seven areas. Without further ado, here are the most livable neighborhoods in Hamburg:

    • Mitte. This area, as its name suggests, is located in the middle of the city. It is home to a large number of museums, parks, shops, restaurants, and theaters. The famous Hamburg State Opera is located here. It is the neighborhood with the best nightlife in Hamburg. As such, this neighborhood is very attractive to tourists. Living in this area is neither the most peaceful, nor the cheapest experience ever.
    • Altona. Northwest of the Mitte, this neighborhood is the most popular shopping destination. It also has a developed nightlife, with numerous clubs, bars, and cafes. If you want to feel like a real Hamburger, this neighborhood is the perfect choice for you.
    • Eimsbuttel. This one is the smallest of the seven neighborhoods. However, it is also the most densely populated one. It has a special charm to it, with beautiful architecture, parks, and a lake. It is home to the University of Hamburg. It is a very stimulating environment to live in.
    • Hamburg Nord. This is the northernmost area of the city. It is mostly composed of large residential buildings, generally populated by families. The housing prices are reasonable. It has vast outdoor spaces for recreation.
    • Wandsbek. This residential area is the most populous one in the city. It has numerous single family homes and apartment buildings. Relatively close to the city center, this neighborhood is still quite affordable. It offers various recreation options, both for individuals and for whole families.

    The Weather in Hamburg, Germany

    The city of Hamburg belongs to the oceanic climate zone. The warmest months are June, July, and August, when high temperatures revolve around 70 degrees. The coldest months are December, January, and February, with low temperatures around 32 degrees. The city sees several days of snow a year. On average, around 31 inches of precipitation falls annually. If you are moving to Hamburg from states such as Oregon, Washington, or north-western California, you won’t even feel the change!

    Becoming a Resident of Hamburg, Germany

    One thing you should do before you move to Hamburg is get acquainted with German immigration laws and policies. The best way to do so is to turn to the most reliable source – the Embassy of Germany in Washington D.C. Sunset Moving encourages you to contact the embassy or visit their official website.

    Moving to Hamburg, Germany

    Now that the paperwork is over with, it is time to hit the road! Contact Sunset Moving today to request more information about our international moving services, including:

    • International residential moving
    • International corporate moving
    • Air freight shipping services
    • Ocean freight shipping services
    • Professional packing
    • Moving supplies
    • Storage units
    • And many more.

    Don’t hesitate to ask our representatives for any additional information. Call Sunset Moving today and you will be provided with the best international moving price estimates. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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