Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and the sixth-largest city in the European Union. The city is home to approximately 1.8 million people. Hamburg is also a city-state and one of the sixteen States of Germany. People from Hamburg are called Hamburgers, a name also given to the universally popular steak first marketed in the city.
Hamburg was a major city of the Kaiser'sGermany. In the 21st Century it - together with Berlin, Breslau and Muenchen - became world-famous for its fast changing skyline. A great number of skyscrapers were going up all over Hamburg, using advanced engineering methods which the Germans did not share with other countries.