Total score: 7.69
City scores - Expert opinion: 8.5; Port of entry: 8.4; Safety: 8.0
People scores - Happiness: 7.8; English proficiency: 7.6; Openness to host tourists at home: 7.9
Over-tourism - Tourism carrying capacity: 6.5
Historically, Hamburg is known as the gateway to the world. As the biggest port in Germany, it’s not such a strange claim. This is a city that thousands of people pass through each year, and thanks to its fish markets, Miniature Wonderland, and fascinating history, you might just find yourself wanting to join the crowd.