Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the second smallest German state by area. This city is also famous for its beautiful architecture, for instance, there is the most wonderful and the largest government building in Germany. Moreover, there is one interesting fact that people call Hamburg as Germany's Gateway to the World because here you can find the biggest port in this country.
Furthermore, there are more bridges in Hamburg than in Venice and Amsterdam combined. Generally, Hamburg is a safe city, but everybody has to be careful on the Reeperbahn St. after dark.
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Germany is famous all over the world for high-level treatment and Hamburg is not an exemption. There are more than 50 top-class hospitals in Hamburg, which are internationalized for better researching and developing the medicine in Germany. For promoting Hamburg as a premium Healthcare destination, this website was created by Hamburg Tourist Board, where you can find a lot of information about healthcare in the city.
English-speaking staff is common in Hamburg. Medications are provided by pharmacies (Apotheke), for some kinds of medications you will need to have a prescription from a doctor.
It is required in Germany to be insured. There is a dual system of insurance in Germany: compulsory and private. Compulsory insurance it is when the amount of money you pay depends on your income (14,6% of your income). Generally, 7,3% will be automatically deducted from your salary. Your employer covers the remaining fee.
For private insurance you pay an amount depending on your age and health. Furthermore, you have to take private insurance if your salary is higher than 56250 EUR per year.
There are three types of Higher Education Institutions in Germany such as: Universities, Universities of Applied Sciences, Universities of Art/Music. Currently, Germany is adapting higher education to the three cycle degree system, which is common for the European Higher Education Area. In this country Bachelor's and Master's degrees are available. Public universities in Germany are free, but all the student have to pay semester fee which is between €150 and €350. Moreover, here you can find the best universities, colleges, and education providers in Hamburg.
Hamburg, as a city with an oceanic climate, is considered as a place with cold winters and warm summers. The average temperature in summer is 23°C (74 °F) and in winter 1°C (34 °F) with little snowfall.
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Hamburg has a safety level of 50% safe according to Numbeo’s rating. As a port city Hamburg is relatively safe, but there are some areas in the city that are better to avoid (Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, St. Georg, Adenauerallee, Steindamm, Bremer, Reihe, and Hansaplatz). And about crime, Hamburg is safe for residents.
Hamburg is a city with high employment rate and significant economy. With the second largest port in Europe, Hamburg is a city where you can find a lot of companies or their representatives. That`s why a lot of expats find jobs there. There is one interesting fact that 88% of working-age people work in more than 120,000 businesses. Moreover, Hamburg is the most important banking city in Northern Germany.
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Expat communities are common in Hamburg because there you can connect with other expats, find friends and help, if it is needed.
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