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Hamburg – City of Music

THIS IS THE CITY OF MUSIC There are a thousand good reasons for embarking on a music-themed trip to Hamburg

From classical and electronic festivals to music history, and from live gigs to club culture, there is plenty to be discovered here. Europe’s first public opera house opened in Hamburg in 1678, and sons of the city and greats of classical music, such as Brahms and Telemann, can be experienced here. The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, a unique cultural landmark, shines well beyond the city’s boundaries. Hamburg is the gateway to the world of music: it was in the district of St Pauli that, back in the 1960s, the Beatles laid the foundations for their global career. At numerous music festivals in and around Hamburg unique locations and an array of sounds create a one-of-a-kind music experience. Hamburg breathes music, and this can be felt across the city’s countless clubs and pubs around the Reeperbahn, at musicals, concert halls, as well as open-air events.

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Music experiences for every taste Music Genres

When the beat reverberates through your body, a beautiful soundscape fills your ears and everything is in harmony – then you know it is live music. Arguably, Hamburg offers the most exciting and most diverse live music scene in Northern Europe.

Music Genres
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Hamburg’s rich music scene suits every ear Music made in Hamburg

Immerse yourself in music: Hamburg's music history goes back to the 17th century, and the city’s rich and varied music scene continues to attract international attention.

Music made in Hamburg
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Music to your ears Concert venues from A to Z

Hamburg is one of the most contrasting and colourful locations for live music in Europe, because live music in Hamburg does not only create beats that go straight to the heart but also involves unique concert venues.

Concert venues from A to Z
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Hamburg breathes live music Hamburg - City of Music

Countless concerts, musicals, opera performances, festivals and the vibrant live club scene of St Pauli create a one-of-a-kind music experience.

Hamburg - City of Music
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Abounding occasions for celebrating music Music Festivals

No matter what type of music you’re into, the Hamburg Metropolitan Region offers something for everyone. And as the days get longer, guests to the city can look forward to a wealth of different festivals.

Music Festivals
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A milestone in pop music The Beatles in Hamburg

In the matter of two years, five young lads from Liverpool transformed into the most famous pop band of the 1960s: the Beatles! It was in the live music clubs of St Pauli that the Beatles developed their distinctive style and laid the foundations for…

The Beatles in Hamburg

CONCERTS, FESTIVALS AND MORE Music events in Hamburg

Barclaycard Arena
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The World of Hans Zimmer - A Symphonic Celebration

  • 13.11.2019
  • 20:00
  • Barclaycard Arena
Barclaycard Arena
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Álvaro Soler - Mar de Colores

  • 15.09.2019
  • 20:00
  • Barclaycard Arena
Barclaycard Arena
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Alice Cooper

  • 23.09.2019
  • 20:00
  • Barclaycard Arena
Barclaycard Arena
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David Hasselhoff

  • 20.10.2019
  • 19:00
  • Barclaycard Arena
Headcrash
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Hedgehog Festival 2019

  • 02.11.2019
  • 16:00
  • headCRASH
Barclaycard Arena
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Chris De Burgh & Band

  • 10.11.2019
  • 19:00
  • Barclaycard Arena
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
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Seeed - Live 2019

  • 13.10.2019
  • 20:00
  • Sporthalle Hamburg

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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Mahler Chamber Orchestra
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Mahler Chamber Orchestra Orchestra from all over the world - concert 14th December 2019

 

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €

 

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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Master Pianists - Igor Levit
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Master Pianists - Igor Levit Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas - concert 18th September 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • ticket for Igor Levit
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Fascination Classical - Russian National Orchestra
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Fascination Classical - Russian National Orchestra Russian romance - concert 26th November 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
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Concert in Grand Hall
Reisepaket: Große Stimmen - Daniel Behle
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Great Voices - Daniel Behle In Love with Mozart - concert 16th October 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €

 

Great Voices - Daniel Behle
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: International Soloists - Jan Lisiecki
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International Soloists - Jan Lisiecki With a youthful swing - concert 02nd November 2019

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg 
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €

 

International Soloists - Jan Lisiecki
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: International Soloists - Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang
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International Soloists - Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang Magic Interaction - concert 08th January 2020

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • concert ticket in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
International Soloists - Gautier Capuçon & Yuja Wang
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Exploring the city’s unique music scene with all your senses Hamburg’s music history

Hamburg’s vibrant music scene is deeply rooted in the history of the city. Institutions such as St Michael's Church, the Hamburg State Opera and the Laeiszhalle bear the splendour of many great composers, and their legacy still reverberates today.

Hamburg’s music history
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City of Organs

City of Organs
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Musicals & Shows

Experience Hamburg as a musical capital! One of the best and most successful musicals of all times in Hamburg is Disney's THE LION KING, which has now taken small and large to the fascinating world of Africa for over 15 years!

Musicals & Shows

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