Hamburg is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its extensive stretches of water and green parks and the historic residential areas are renowned. There are many attractive possibilities for leisure activities. It is these special qualities, together with the maritime atmosphere and its proximity to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, that make Hamburg a jewel among international cities. It is a popular city among German students. Its cultural spectrum rivals Berlin’s. Students can experience the diverse nightlife offered at the Reeperbahn, enjoy great music at the Elbjazz and Dockville festivals and relax in the cafés and trendy bars in the St. Georg and Schanze districts and watch the Hamburg sunset at the city’s popular harbor beach clubs.