The first Hanseatic Hotel was rooted in the foundation of the Hanseatic League and was proudly established in Hamburg. Hamburg has always been a city of merchants, globetrotters, adventurers, dock workers, and merchants. It has always been a gateway to the world. Today, it is the hometown of creative people from the media, music and fashion industries; a city of art. City and those who regard life as art; a holy place for fitness lovers. These days, the singing of sailors is rarely heard in the city center. Instead, a fresh breeze greets you from the direction of Hafen (harbour) city.