Being the second-largest container harbour in Europe makes the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in northern Germany one of the most significant international harbour cities and trade metropolises in the world. 1.75 million inhabitants live in the 755 square kilometre city-state by the river Elbe, making Hamburg the second largest city in Germany, after Berlin. It boasts around 15,400 media enterprises, of which about 1,300 are part of the film economy.
Schleswig-Holstein, the state between the seas: it lies between the North- and the Baltic Seas, bordering on Denmark in the North, and features magnificent manor houses, extensive marshlands, tidal flats and long coastlines. It measures 15,761 square kilometres and has a population of 2.8 million people.