Frequently Asked Questions

We would like to help facilitate the use of our information portal for you with this site. You will also find brief answers to the most common questions about Hamburg tourism. You will then find a link to more detailed information on our website.

Tourism Development

How can I find current information about tourism development in Hamburg? The Statistikamt Nord publishes monthly accommodation statistics that you can download on our website in the "Accommodation" area. You will also find graphics and comments we have created about the development of accommodations in Hamburg there.
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How many commercial overnight stays were recorded in Hamburg in 2013? The Statistikamt Nord counted 11,6 million commercial nights in the Hanseatic city in 2013. Overnight stays thus increased by 9,1% over the previous year .
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Number of visitors

How many tourists came to Hamburg in 2013?
The number of guest arrivals in Hamburg staying in a lodging establishment with nine or more beds is gathered monthly in the official accommodation statistics. In 2013, Hamburg recorded more than 5,8 million arrivals from Germany and abroad, which corresponds to the absolute number of guests. There is also private accommodation and day visitors.
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How many day visitors come to Hamburg per year?
In 2006, exactly 111 million poured in. Day visitors to Hamburg. Of these, 90 million were private day trips and 21 million for business. A dwif study commissioned by HHT provides information about the origin, age, spending and other characteristics of Hamburg day visitors. An evaluation of this study can be found on page 3 of the 2008 Quarterly Report of the tourist weather stations.
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Revenues

What are the revenues from tourism in Hamburg?
In 2011, Hamburg's day and overnight visitors generated 11 billion euros in Germany's largest port city. For comprehensive information on the importance of tourism for Hamburg and the metropolitan area, see our current report "Economic Impact of Tourism in 2011".
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Source markets

Which nations are most frequently represented among the tourists in Hamburg?
In addition to the large share of the domestic business overnight stays (almost 80%), the top source markets from abroad include Switzerland, the UK, Austria, Denmark, the USA and the Netherlands. The monthly Statistikamt Nord accommodation statistics break down the accommodation figures of the most important source markets.
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Hamburg Airport

How many passengers does the Hamburg Airport welcome every year?
In 2013, just under 13.5 million guests were counted at Hamburg Airport. The current traffic results document this in detail each month.
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What role do the low-cost carrier (LCC) connections play for tourism in Hamburg?
In addition to new connections from the traditional airlines, Hamburg is more and more served by LCCs. This is also reflected in the growth in official accommodation statistics. There have been strong growth spurts from source markets such as Austria in particular, where HHT operates in cooperation with Air Berlin. We offer summaries of the range of LCCs for download.
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Tourism service providers

How many visitors attend the musicals, museums and other tourist attractions?
The development of tourism related facilities such as theatres, museums, swimming pools, boat tours, zoos or the experience segment in Hamburg is documented by the tourist weather stations instrument in quarterly and annual reports.
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What does the Hamburg accommodation industry have to offer? The annual data about the average beds available and the corresponding utilisation of Hamburg accommodation industry can be found in the official accommodation statistics.
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How much revenue is generated by the Hamburg hospitality industry? You can find more information about revenues and the number of employees in the hospitality industry in the official hospitality industry statistics.
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Hamburg Hotels

Which hotels are planned in Hamburg? Information about hotels opening this year and current hotel projects can be found on our hotel projects page.
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