What does the view of gigantic cargo ships make you feel? Well, firstly, it reminds me of the fact that cargo shipping a freakily huge industry! Secondly, that the world is such a physically connected place.
Hamburg has the vibe of a coastal city, but it's not a coastal city per se. The city is a huge container, of harbors, an infamous red-light district, and expensive apartments. Like it or not, Hamburg strikes you with its grandeur and the sheer quantity of vibrance it contains!