Lederhosen and Oktoberfest are what so many people imagine when they think of Germany. A visit to Hamburg provides a different but still very Germanic view of the country. They have their own accent, local beers, and distinct cuisine. Almost anywhere you go, you will be near water, and you can’t escape the sea air. The way the city has been built up around the port and the influence the sea has on the city makes Hamburg noticeably different from any other German city.