Study in Hamburg

Germany’s second largest city and a European hotspot for science, innovation and education.

Hamburg is our location in cooperation with our partner Kingston University

Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and a European hotspot for science, innovation and education. Studying at GISMA’s Hamburg campus, you will be able to experience the city’s rich cultural life and entertainment options, as Hamburg features dozens of theatres, music venues, cinemas and museums to discover. There are also a wealth of green areas around in case you feel like escaping bustling city life for the day.

Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe, recognised for its high-quality education of which you can experience this with GISMA.^

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Hamburg features a variety of tourist attractions. Some of these include:

  • River Elbe and the Port of Hamburg
    The river Elbe connects Hamburg to the North Sea and there are several boat and ferry tours you can embark on to explore the river all the way up to the port.
  • Alster Lakes
    The two artificial lakes, dubbed Inner Alster and Outer Alster, are among the most beautiful spots you can visit in Hamburg. In the summer, it is a popular location for water sports and sunbathing. In the winter, the water can freeze and become an ice skating rink for locals.
  • Planten un Blomen park
    This is one of the biggest parks in the centre of Hamburg, featuring the biggest Japanese garden in Germany and a historic botanic garden. It’s the perfect location for a stroll or a sunny picnic; in addition, the park frequently hosts nightly water and light concerts and musical performances.
  • St Michael’s Church
    The largest church in Hamburg is a beautiful baroque building that features a 132-meter high tower, offering a stunning view of the city from the top.
  • Hamburg City Hal
    The Rathaus, or City Hall, is a striking neo-renaissance building where Hamburg’s Parliament and Senate assemble. Completed in 1897, a large part of the Rathaus is open for public visitation with guided tours.

Hamburg hosts several exciting yearly events, including:

  • Christmas markets
    There are many Christmas markets around Hamburg from late November all the way up to Christmas. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy mulled wine and holiday foods, as well as browse for Christmas decorations and gifts.
  • Hamburg DOM
    The Hamburg DOM is the biggest public festival in Northern Germany and occurs three times a year. The fun fair features all kinds of rides, from carousels to roller coasters, as well as food stalls offering sweets, snacks and traditional German dishes.
  • Music festivals
    The city organises several annual music festivals, including the Reeperbahn Festival, which showcases a multitude of concerts in all music genres. In addition, the Hurricane Festival takes place every summer in the vicinity of Hamburg and is one of Germany’s largest music festivals; and the ELBJAZZ festival brings jazz, blues and soul artists to the Port of Hamburg area.
  • Oktoberfest
    Hamburg offers Oktoberfest-themed events throughout September and October, offering visitors plenty of traditional German food, beer and music.

GISMA’s Hamburg campus is situated in Altona district of the city and is surrounded by a number of restaurants, bars and cultural hotspots. Throughout the year, there is a multitude of events for students to get involved with along with an exciting art and music scene to explore. Popular events include Altonale (the Altona-based street festival), Hurricane Festival and Osterstrassenfest (a popular street festival).

In addition, our Hamburg campus is located near the River Elbe which is home to the Port of Hamburg, one of the cities most famous attractions. This has brought many different companies to the city to trade and set up businesses meaning our students are surrounded by a number of employers and therefore potential employment opportunities.

For students living outside the Altona district, GISMA’s Hamburg campus is easily accessible via public transport.


  • Campus address:

Museumstraße 39,

22765 Hamburg,


Close public transport links include the ferry and train stops. The campus is a short walk from these stops.

  • S-Bahn:
    • Stop: Königstraße (S1, S2, S3, S21)
    • Stop: Holstenstraße
  • Port ferry:
    • Stops: Altona (fish market), Dockland (fishing port) (61,62)