TAMH: Trading Ports

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Hamburg in the 17th century

(Hamburg, Germany)

In the early 17th century, when Berlin's population was only around 6000, Hamburg had 10000 people living in it. By the end of the century it had become the largest city and most important port of the territory which later became the German Empire. In addition to the advantages over Baltic ports offered by the access to the North Sea, the River Elbe created more advantages by opening up a huge hinterland in Eastern Germany and as far as Bohemia.

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