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Welcome to Hamburg!

Innovations are drivers of economic growth. And only those who dare to take risks and venture to the unknown will become a global pivotal point. Hamburg as a harbor city is ready to become a new gateway and be geared up for the future. Its Smart City project is a child of this thinking. The city, its harbor and infrastructure shall merge with the Internet of Things and become a true Seatropolis.


“Through a large number of projects with many different partners, we are laying the foundations for the intelligent, smart city of the future—a city that uses technology to protect resources and to get closer to its citizens.”

Mayor Olaf Scholz
Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
Signing of MoU with Cisco, April 2014

A port that grows without the need for more space. A city that is attracting more and more people, yet offers everyone plenty of elbow room. Office buildings that supply themselves with electricity. Utopia? By no means. 

Take a journey through the Hamburg of tomorrow – which is already here, today.


City of Hamburg

· 2nd largest city in Europe’s largest domestic market
· Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is 1 of 16 federal states
· Germany’s most dynamic business region
· Germany’s most international city
· Highest purchasing power in Germany
· Stable population growth
· 2 million inhabitants
· Highest gross national product per capita in Germany
· Hamburg is the capital of logistics, trading and aviation in Germany.

Port of Hamburg

· The Port of Hamburg is embedded in the City of Hamburg

· 2nd largest Port in Europe, largest Railway Port in Europe

· 1900 employees

· 10,000 ships per year

· 121M tons total turnover per year

· 7,200 hectares: 300km railway, 150km road
· 130 (movable) bridges, 49km quay walls

· Connected to 900 harbors in 174 countries around the globe

· 140,000 local jobs related to port / shipping industry

· Strong growth in cruise ship tourism

Hamburg and Cisco agree on their cooperation:
Cisco Systems Executive Vice President Wim Elfrink,
Senator for Economy, Transport & Innovation Frank Horch
and Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz
signing the Memorandum of Understanding.

April 30th, 2014

Signing of the MoU

“The MoU now envisages the creation of pilot projects focusing on the areas of transport, intelligent streetlight control, citizen services, the port, and the HafenCity urban development project.”

Michael Ganser

Senior Vice President for Central and Eastern Europe at Cisco

Cisco Germany 

Social Media Campaign

The Evolution of #SmartCityHamburg brings the Internet of Things to life, shows its application potentials and makes the benefits tangible for a bigger public in the digital space.
With the Social Media activation Cisco and Hamburg is going to accompany the project progress in an interactive and dialog oriented way.  
Take a look at 14 use cases that make Hamburg  a smart city of the future.