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. And with its acoustic and architectural perfection, 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. And even today, many up-and-coming artists from various genres experience their “coming of age” in the pubs and clubs around the Reeperbahn and at Hamburg’s numerous festivals. Whether it is at the annual Reeperbahn Festival with more than 500 international bands or at the Elbjazz Festival in the heart of the port: unique locations and an array of sounds in and around Hamburg create a one-of-a-kind music experience. Hamburg breathes music, and this can be felt across the city’s countless clubs and pubs, musicals, concert halls, as well as open-air events