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Hamburg in Summertime

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Summer in Hamburg positively resounds with loud events, festivals and street fests such as the Harbour Birthday, the MS Dockville Festival, Christopher Street Day and so much more. On the warmest days, it's easy to enjoy the harbour, HafenCity and the Elbe with a cold drink in one hand. Thanks to the light breeze, however, it's always nice in the Hanseatic City. These provide the best conditions for relaxed days and long evenings under the open sky. Culinarily, you'll definitely get your money's worth in the numerous ice cream parlours and bars. Hamburg is only grey?!? No way! Summer is the best time of year in Hamburg. (But in case the weather changes: Rainy Hamburg)

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May 8 to 10, 2020 831th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY

Every May, the Hamburg Harbour - “Gate to the World” - is properly turned on its head: Over one million people celebrate its anniversary - the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY - along the colourful “harbour mile” along the Elbe between HafenCity and the…

831th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY
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September 13 to 15, 2019 Hamburg Cruise Days

Every two years Hamburg celebrates its second largest maritime event after the harbour birthday: the Hamburg Cruise Days.

Hamburg Cruise Days
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Green day trips in and around Hamburg

From sand dunes to forests to marshes - Hamburg has a diverse array of biotopes to offer.

Green day trips in and around Hamburg
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August 3, 19 Christopher Street Day

Christopher Street Day in Hamburg annually attracts around 100,000 visitors from all over Europe, who join to set a clear signal for acceptance, diversity and love of life.

Christopher Street Day
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Green Day Trips

Whether its bio, regional or fair. We show you all sustainable day excursions in Hamburg.

Green Day Trips
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June 5 to 6, 2020 Elbjazz Festival

Every year, the Elbjazz Festival in Hamburgs harbour is an absolute must see for all jazz lovers. The all-new Elbjazz festival does not only offer a wide range of artists. It's also a chance to visit the new Elbphilharmonie.

Elbjazz Festival

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Barbecue & picnic areas

The sun is shining? It's t-shirt weather? Appetite for barbecue? No problem! We've listed the Top 10 grill sites in Hamburg. We've also listed our favourite parks for a picknick.

Barbecue & picnic areas
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Ice Cream Parlours

From classic Italian sundaes to vegan organic ice cream to completely new sorts and tastes, you'll find everything in Hamburg! The city is such an ice cream paradise, you won't know where to start. Thankfully, the summers here are long and we have listed the best of the best ice cream parlours here, none of which you should miss!

Ice Cream Parlours
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Fish sandwiches in Hamburg

Matjes, herring, mackerel or North Sea shrimp - in Hamburg, these fresh-caught delicacies are put in rolls and are the most popular snacks for those on the go. They have truly become part of the city's culinary cultural heritage.

Fish sandwiches in Hamburg

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New Year´s Eve in Hamburg Harbor cruise on the MS Ennstal

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  • 2-hour harbor-drive aboard the MS Ennstal
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Disney's THE LION KING Successful Musical

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  • musical ticket in your chosen price category
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Package: Buzzing City by the Water
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Buzzing City by the Water Discoverer Experience

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour on a red double-decker
  • 1-hour harbour tour on the Elbe
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Train special Our Bestseller

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  • Return journey by ICE (1st or 2nd class coaches, as booked)
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Bus-Hit Hamburg Bus arrival

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Every season. Unique. Beautiful Hamburg all year round

Between the Alster and Elbe, surrounded by green and in the middle of the vibrant city, you can experience much the whole year round. Discover our tips for the four best seasons that Hamburg has to offer.

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Much to discover. Despite stormy weather. Hamburg in Autumn

Hamburg has much to offer in Autumn. We give you many ideas for spending a colourful Autumn in Hamburg in the city's most beautiful spots.

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Too beautiful to stay at home Hamburg in Winter

Despite sinking temperatures, Hamburg's winters are highly inviting: Whether you prefer ice-skating, walking through the snow or visiting one of the numerous Christmas markets, no one must stay inside. And you definitely won't stay cold with a hot mulled wine warming your hands!

Hamburg in Winter

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