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    Walking time 

    Hamburg has 12,529 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 392 days. And, when you need to get home there are 3,874 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Hamburg.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Hamburg has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Hamburg has more than 413,441 street lamps, which use 20.7 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 25.2 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 2.6% of Hamburg’s total area, 980 square kilometers. That means each of Hamburg’s 1,812,709 residents has an average of 13.9 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Hamburg want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 3,906 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 23 km long.


    More than 4,759 sights and monuments, and far more than 6,281 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Hamburg. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Hamburg offers more than 344 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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