A stroll through Hamburg illustrates why it is called the ‘Gateway to the World’ or the ‘Venice of the North’. The second largest city in Germany and one of the most important harbors in Europe is well known for its maritime spirit infusing everything from its architecture to its eating spots. Filled with amazing sights and vibrant nightlife venues, it is also among the most beloved destinations for every age and budget. As you would expect in such a large cosmopolitan place, the accommodation options are endless. If you prefer to avoid chain hotels and need something more unique for your stay, explore the very best ones which dot the city. Read the full article on the Culture Trip site.