Work in Hamburg
Looking to work in Hamburg? Well, let us introduce you to this interesting city!
You might remember from your lessons in school that Hamburg has Germany’s biggest port? Well if not, now you know and it’s because of this that it is known as Germany’s “Gateway to the World” this naturally means that there is much international business occurring in Hamburg.
Hamburg hoasts many well-known multinational companies, it is a media bubble filled with publishing houses and start-ups are supported here too! It is considered the commercial centre of Northern Europe and holds Germany’s oldest bank.
Did you know The Beatles made a name for themselves in Hamburg before anywhere else? Hamburg is a city with strong rock’n’roll roots and if you choose to visit St Pauli while you live and work here you will experience this as well as their strong football tradition!
A Place You Can Call Home
Hamburg offers so many different experiences regarding where to live. So, think about what you want from your working abroad experience. You could live in amongst the hustle and bustle of Mitte (Hamburg’s city centre), St Pauli offers a fun culturally diverse experience with its very own Chinatown and many entertainment venues, you might want something upscale which would include Neuer Wall or you might want a Boeheim lifestyle surrounded by art and culture which would be Sternchanze or Altona! There is much to choose from, just make sure you do your research. Here are some rental prices to get you started:
Rent Per Month (Average)
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre €500 - €1000
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre €400 - €700
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre €1100 - €2300
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre €710 - €1495
Cost of Living in Hamburg
Imagine this; you're getting ready for work, a fresh Hamburg breeze blows in the window. Can you see yourself waking up in your new apartment, stepping out the front door and popping down to the shops? You probably can, but can you imagine what your shopping receipt might look like? Well, check out these prices below to give yourself a flavour of Hamburg shopping -
Milk (regular), (1 litre) €0.74
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (500g) €1.22
Beer (0.33-litre bottle) €1.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) €6.00
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) €5.00
There is not simply one autobahn in Hamburg, there are four!
Hamburg is a city of intertwining tunnels and bridges. It as an underground (even though most of it is actually overground) and this is called the U-Bahn.
HVV is the public transport you will be using in Hamburg, you will more than likely use this for work. This will allow you to use all public transport. A single ticket will cost you €3. You can also purchase a Hamburg CARD which provides unlimited travel by bus, train and ferry with discounts included for many tourist activities.
You can buy single tickets at ticket machines in the stations, but if you want a week-long ticket you need to go to an HVV service centre. There is one at Hamburg Central Stations and one at the Airport.
Putting Your Feet Up
Hamburg is a creative hub, so there are many concert halls, theatres, museums and art galleries to visit!
The city is famous for being the stepping stone for artists on their path to greatness, so if you have an artistic flair then this is the place for you! However, if that is not your thing then you will be happy to know that Hamburg is also considered by Germans to be the country’s capital of sport.
The St Pauli team is famous across the world for their punk image so you’ve probably spotted a sticker of theirs even in your own country. If you love the outdoors Hamburg cherishes their beautiful scenery.
Many people don’t realise, but the city has more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice combined! There is plenty of scenic walks to be enjoyed. But what is most distinctive about Hamburg’s culture is that it is young at heart which basically means that while you are working abroad Hamburg’s nightlife will offer you many opportunities to unwind!
Now you have a good idea of what Hamburg is all about, still looking to live and work here? Why not check out our current multilingual jobs in Hamburg and if you see something you like don't forget to Register!