ELSA Hamburg

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Hamburg – the highlight in the north

Located in northern Germany by the “Elbe” river, you find the world’s most beautiful city: Hamburg. You probably know many clichés: port and Reeperbahn, bad weather, musicals and fish market – all this is Hamburg. But the second largest city in Germany has much more to offer and is also: bright sunshine, a lake in the city center (“Alster”), quite a lot of parks, massive culture and subculture, interesting architecture, plenty museums, multiculturalism, more than 1.8 million inhabitants, the Nordic serenity and not forgetting the charming German accent.

ELSA Hamburg is one of the 42 German Local Groups and exists since 1990 at the University of Hamburg. Living our mission statement "Globally connected. Locally rooted.” the team from ELSA Hamburg is eager to meet with people from all over the world and help them understand why Hamburg is a must see. Let's grab a local beer, we're going to show you all those lovely places you won't find in the “Lonely Planet”.

We'd love to see you around!

City, Country
Hamburg, Germany
Accommodation Options

In Hamburg you find a huge choice of Hostels, like the “A&O Hostel”, the “Airport Hostel” or the “Generator”. Check the well-known travel websites.

Methods of getting from the airport(s)/train-station to the City Centre/Hotel

By plane – the main airport (HAM) is located right in the city and has a direct connection to the urban railway line “S1”.Passengers can travel from the airport station to Hamburg’s central railway station every 10 minutes. The journey takes only 25 minutes one-way. by train/bus – the main station is called „Hauptbahnhof“, located in the very center. To get from A to B in the city center you can choose between four underground lines, six railway lines and a vast number of bus lines. They run up to about 11 p.m. every 5 or 10 minutes during the week. At weekends the underground and rapid transit departs every 20 minutes all through the night. As a port city, you also have the opportunity to explore Hamburg on the water with ferry services.

Ideal length of Visit

A four-day weekend.

List of law-firms/firms/Institutions that the groups could visit

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS),

Consulates: You could visit one of the one hundred consulates,

University of Hamburg, Bucerius Law School,

Hamburg City Hall, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court Hamburg,

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, NDR (North German Broadcasting Corporation: Compliance Department (IP & Media Law),

In consultation with ELSA Hamburg: Brödermann Jahn, MÖHRLE HAPP LUTHER, Bird & Bird, White & Case, PwC, MLP Hamburg, KPMG Law, Norton Rose Fulbright, Gleiss Lutz, CMS Hasche Sigle, Heuking Kühn Löer Wojtek, Rödl & Partner, DLA Piper, Buse Heberer Fromm

Draft Academic Programme
  • Participation in the local round of the Client Interviewing Competition of ELSA Hamburg (in consultation with our local academic activities team).
  • A visit or workshop at one or several of our law-firms and institutions.
Other information
“Moin” (the North Germans hello) can be used 24/7; Just to be on the safe side in terms of the weather: Please be sure, you always have your rainjacket close to you.
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