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Hamburg Port Birthday — Hafengeburtstag Hamburg

Hamburg Port Birthday — Hafengeburtstag Hamburg

Once a year in May the Port of Hamburg — the "door to the world" — is busier than ever. About 1.5 million people gather to celebrate the Hamburg Port Birthday with the greatest harbour festival in the world on the nearly four kilometre-long "Harbour Mile" along the Elbe between the HafenCity and the Övelgönne Museum Harbour. Special highlights include the breathtaking fireworks display, ship launches and parades, and the unique tugboat ballet.
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Hamburg Pride & Christopher Street Day

Hamburg Pride & Christopher Street Day

The history of the Christopher Street Day in Hamburg goes back more than 30 years. Back in the summer of 1980, it was the first time that lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans people marched for their rights in the Hanseatic City. The Hamburg CSD has become a popular people's festival that draws more visitors to the Elbe year after year — everyone is welcome! In 2010 alone, about 100,000 visitors came to the big CSD parade from all over Europe, and visitor numbers are constantly increasing.
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MS Dockville — Festival of Music and Art

MS Dockville — Festival of Music and Art

Dockville, Hamburg's annual festival of music and art is an unprecedented presentation of visual art and musical line-up. The city centre location with its great combination of urban industrial charm and natural elements such as water (Elbe), green meadow and birch groves provide a very unconventional festival feeling. The diverse musical programme is presented on as many as seven stages and venues, bringing together both local and established artists with young and talented artists.
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International Summer Festival at Kampnagel

International Summer Festival at Kampnagel

The International Summer Festival Hamburg is held for three weeks in August at Kampnagel and at selected locations in Hamburg. The mane stages are located in the former crane factory with Hamburg's most beautiful temporary beer garden. Since its founding in the mid-80s it has remained among the largest European festivals for contemporary performance arts from around the world. Every year the festival presents and/or produces more than 50 different works in the areas of dance, theatre, performance, music, visual arts and film.
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Alstervergnügen

Alstervergnügen

Fireworks, promenade, cultural events, music: Alstervergnügen! Hamburg's largest summer festival around the Inner Alster, has been taking place for 38 years. It is an event with a Tradition and a celebration for the entire city. You can enjoy family and cultural programme on various stages, exciting promotions and shows on the water, a dance floor, cabaret and street theatre, a Ferris wheel and evening sky fireworks, which will illuminate the sky with bright colours.
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Hamburg Cyclassics

Hamburg Cyclassics

For one day the traffic stands still for the two-wheelers and leads the participants along the most beautiful corners of the Hanseatic city and the metropolitan region. The Hamburg Cyclassics is a professional cycling race of the highest category UCI World Tour in Germany. Cheering spectators ensure a festive atmosphere along the Elbe and Alster rivers. At the Rathausmarkt and at the Jungfernstieg, a colorful information and supporting program will be offered during the Cyclassics.
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Hamburg Theatre Night

Hamburg Theatre Night

When nights are still mild and yet getting longer, residents and guests alike enjoy the Hamburg Theatre Night, taking place each year in September. With a ticket covering bus, train and Alster barge fares, you can embark on a fascinating journey through countless theatre, opera, ballet, cabaret and comedy performances. All those who can retain their energy until the early morning hours can enjoy a drink or two in the legendary St Pauli district, where the long theatre night ends with a big party.
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Laeiszhalle Music Hall

Laeiszhalle Music Hall

The magnificent, neo-baroque structure of the Laeiszhalle provides a wonderful ambience for an unforgettable evening of classical music, not to mention the jazz, pop and children's concerts. The Laeiszhalle Hamburg has had its role to play in musical history right from the very beginning: Prominent artists such as Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, Igor Stravinsky and Paul Hindemith all performed and conducted their own works here. Today, the Laeiszhalle continues to welcome stars from the international music scene, and at the same time it is a meeting place for Hamburg's musical life.
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TINA — The Tina Turner Musical in Hamburg

TINA — The Tina Turner Musical in Hamburg

The only musical authorised by Tina Turner comes to Hamburg. The production of London's West End, celebrated by critics and audiences alike, will now also inspire you. This stage musical reveals the unprecedented story of a woman who dared to go beyond the boundaries of age, sex and skin colour. From her humble beginnings in Nutbush, Tennessee to her transformation into the worldwide Queen of Rock, Tina Turner has not broken the rules, but reinvented them. The world hits of the exceptional artist, such as "The Best" or "Proud Mary" will be heard in 2019 at the Stage Operettenhaus — authentic, moving and incredibly powerful.
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Historic Christmas market on Rathausmarkt

Historic Christmas market on Rathausmarkt

Woodcarvers from the Tyrol, gingerbread bakers from Aachen and Nuremberg, ceramics from Lausitz, silversmiths and many others welcome you to marvel, participate, taste and enjoy. Every year at Christmas time, against the impressive backdrop of the venerable, historic Town Hall of the Free and the Hanseatic City of Hamburg, approximately eighty traders arrive for one of the city's largest and loveliest Christmas markets. The lovingly designed market architecture by Roncalli director Bernhard Paul makes the Christmas market stand out from the conventional pre-Christmas events in other cities. A particular point of attraction is the Spielzeuggasse (toy street). This is where merchants from around the world offer toys that make not only children's hearts beat faster.
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Santa Pauli — Christmas in the Kiez

Santa Pauli — Christmas in the Kiez

Frivolous Christmas fun: At Hamburg's naughtiest Christmas market, it's not only the mulled wine that gets the visitors hot. Live music, a fireplace lounge on the winter deck and a strip tent are a temptation to naughty and frivolous merriment on a Christmas market stroll on Spielbudenplatz. The market stays open late into the night, in keeping with its special location on the Reeperbahn. The most unbridled Christmas market of the lovely Hanseatic city not only guarantees conventional Christmas market stands, but also offers an open-air art gallery and Sunday children's programme — fun for young and old alike. For those who fancy mulled wine, the Winterdeck is the place to be. The cosy bar with a blazing fireplace provides visitors with the Christmas drinks they desire. The over-18s fir forest, set up in the manner of the Reeperbahn, offers strip shows as well as frivolous and crackling erotic readings.
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Fleetinsel Christmas market

Fleetinsel Christmas market

Between Stadthausbrücke and Rödingsmarkt is a clever mixture of Hanseatic tradition and a modern attitude to life. The proximity to the harbour and the direct connection to the Alster lend the Fleet Christmas market a very special maritime atmosphere. The delicious Christmas specialities or a contemplative glass of mulled wine with friends or family can help you forget the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas season — in the peaceful tranquillity of a renovated square, without the street noise and glaring lights. Stands with gift items are also an invitation to take a stroll. Meanwhile, the younger visitors can have fun on the children's carousel.
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New Year's Eve at the Waterfront

New Year's Eve at the Waterfront

Fireworks are great, but you know what is even greater — fireworks reflected in the water. You get double the visual punch, a huge variety of delicacies served from street food stalls, plus the jubilant holiday cheers from the celebrating crowds. The fireworks close to the Landungsbrücken are supported acoustically with the signal horns of all ships in the harbour. For a more quiet atmosphere with less hustle and bustle head to the Alster. The inhabitants of Hamburg lighten up their own fireworks around the Inner and Outer Alster lakes. Another option for the turn of the year is a harbour tour which provides a perfect and view over the fireworks from the waterfront.
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