Our Pride Week overview Pride Week: Hamburg celebrates tolerance and diversity
After Pride Month, diversity will be celebrated in Hamburg from July 29th to August 6th. Associations, projects, and neighbourhood organisations plan events for Pride Week that reflect the diversity of queer life in Hamburg. The CSD demonstration on August 5 is the event's centerpiece. Are you in Hamburg for the CSD? We've got an overview of the Pride Week events for you.
28th of July
A party on the water is a must do in a maritime city like Hamburg. On the boat MS Koi, you can dance at Pride Ahoi while admiring the scenery of the Hamburg harbour in the background. Great party music and the two dancefloors guarantee an exuberant party night on the Elbe!
29th of July
The Pride Week officially starts in the former factory halls at Kampnagel. The Pride Night will feature a wide schedule of performances, discussions, and music. The CSD slogan which translates to "Self-determination now! Allied against trans* hostility" serves as the common thread of the entertaining and informative programme, which will be hosted by Markus Tirok. Enjoy the music of Hamburg's House of Brownies and artists Coremy, Becks, and Lie Ning. The second mayor Katharina Fegebank and US Consul General Jason Chue will also be present.
The Pride Awards ceremony will be the highlight of the evening. You can participate and cast your online vote in advance. The Audience Award winner will be announced in the evening.
After the program, the Pride Night party will start in the foyer and officially celebrate the beginning of the pride week
30th of July – 3rd of August
For Pride Week, the IFZ/Jugendzentrum Schorsch turns into the Pride House. There, queer exchange will take place in the heart of St. Georg at Rostocker Straße 7. Visit a variety of lectures, readings, conversations, and workshops at the Pride House - participation is free. Transsexuality is a major subject this year, especially in relation to the proposed self-determination law. You are welcome to enter the Pride House at any time between the hours of 4 and 11 pm. An overview of what exactly takes place at what time can be found here.
You can listen to the Pink Channel live from the Pride House. The radio offers you daily interviews and reports about the CSD Hamburg.
4th of August
Rainbow Day Parade at Hamburger Sommer Dom
The largest funfair in the north, the Hamburger Dom is a true institution in the Hanseatic city. Between colourful booths, delicious treats and fast-paced rides, the Rainbow Day Parade sets a sign for diversity and acceptance. The parade on the Heiligengeistfeld will be led by the samba group Sambahia and a mini-Ferris wheel starting at 7 pm. Meeting point is at 6.30 pm at the Ferris wheel. Those who want to visit the Sommer Dom earlier will be welcomed by the showmen with surprises and discounts. After the parade there will be a get-together with party sounds by DJ Pauli.
4th of August – 6th of August CSD street festival
For three days during Pride Week, the streets between Jungfernstieg and Ballindamm turn into a queer hotspot. You can eat, drink, and stroll whith a great view on the Alster.
The festival starts on Friday at 3 pm. You can party outside until midnight. From 11 am on Saturday and Sunday, you may expect a lively program. On Friday the Hamburg Pride e.V. board will talk about the CSD demo's motto: "Self-determination now! We're allies against transphobia!".
On the CSD stage, LGBT musicians will perform a wide range of musical genres during the entire weekend, including indie rock, hip hop, German pop, and electro. Special highlight: ATC, who released the absolute Eurodance hit "Around the World" will perform at 8.15 pm on Friday.
Additionally, other groups have booths on the premises where they may inform you about their activities. The Pride tent at the corner of Jungfernstieg and Ballindamm is the place to go if you have any questions about the CSD or Hamburg Pride e.V. You can also buy tickets for the Pink Pauli Party there.
5th of August
For the 43rd time, Hamburgers march the streets, this year with the slogan "Self-determination now! We are allies against transphobia”. The Hamburg Pride rally traditionally kicks off at 12 am in the St. Georg neighbourhood near Lange Reihe at the top of Schmilinskystraße.
From there, it continues via Mönckebergstraße into the heart of the city in the direction of Binnenalster. After Lombardsbrücke, the route again ends at Neuer Jungfernstieg. Last year, 250,000 people attended the CSD demo - this year, they will once again join together to set a sign of strength and diversity.
Christopher Street Day has its roots in the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York. Gay people resisted a raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay-owned establishment on Christopher Street. This is seen as the start of LGBT people's active protest against discrimination. Queer people still battle for visibility and equal rights on Christopher Street Day (CSD), which takes place annually.
5th of August
Pink Pauli Festival
Join the official CSD closing celebration on August 5th. The Pink Pauli Festival, which takes place at 15 different locations on the Kiez near Spielbudenplatz, is Hamburg's largest annual LGBT party. From Wunderbar to Schmidtchen, Tivoli, Angies, Prinzenbar, and Mondoo, you can party everywhere with just one ticket. With more than 20 DJs, a live stage on the Spielbudenplatz, and an early club where you may dance until Sunday midday, the event has to offer something for everyone. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Pride tent during the CSD street event, prices start at 30 euros.
Colorful birds? Of course! After the CSD, you can turn night into day at the Bird Ball in Wilhelmsburg on the property of the MS Artville.
You will be entertained by a spectacular range of music, dancing, and performance beginning at 4 pm. The line-up is almost exclusively queer and presents international acts of the scene. Expect handmade feather outfits, eye-catching masks, and electronic music until dawn.
City Tour: Queer through St. Pauli
Discover one of Hamburgs queer hotspots: the St. Pauli neighbourhood. The tour guides of "Queer through St. Pauli" will provide you insider information and fascinating anecdotes about the area's queer past. You will learn about the scene culture on this trip, which naturally includes a visit at a pub.
The meeting location will be disclosed, when you register. Cost: 15€ per person. Sounds good? Then sign up here.