Hamburg - Culture and Contemporary Life

Culture and Contemporary Life

Hamburg offers more than 40 theatres, 60 museums and 100 music venues and clubs. In 2005, more than 18 million people visited concerts, exhibitions, theatres, cinemas, museums, and cultural events. More than 8,552 taxable companies – the average size was 3.16 employees – were engaged in the culture sector, which includes music, performing arts and literature. There are five (5) companies in the creative sector per thousand residents (Berlin 3, London 37). Hamburg has entered the European Green Capital Award scheme, and was awarded the title of European Green Capital for 2011.

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