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Music Festivals

Abounding occasions for celebrating music

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. This is where people get together amidst a unique atmosphere that can only be found in Hamburg – whether it is the impressive backdrop of the port, the iconic Elbphilharmonie, or the numerous live clubs around the Reeperbahn. In Hamburg, the festival season is celebrated in many different ways, ranging from arty/experimental to beautifully classical, and from solemn church interiors to open-air events under the starry sky. You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of city life, or head for idyllic landscapes in Hamburg’s surroundings – it is all up to you. One of the highlights of the festival season is the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe's largest club festival – with 500 bands and newcomers from around the world performing at over 90 venues across the St Pauli district, including the legendary live clubs where the Beatles once kicked off their world career.

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48h Wilhelmsburg

An island is reborn as a festival stage - experience the musical diversity at the “48h Wilhelmsburg” festival in Hamburg.

48h Wilhelmsburg

Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg

Mengestraße 20
21107 Hamburg

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Concert in the Tierpark

Zoo in Concert - the new musical highlight of the summer. The sun slowly disappears behind the historic rock, golden yellow light sparkles on the Burma pond - it is evening in the zoo. But this evening will be very special. Everywhere notes fly through the air, live music of different genres transforming zoo into an open-air stage with exotic flair.

Concert in the Tierpark

Sommer-Nächte bei Hagenbeck

Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2
22527 Hamburg

© Jens Schlenker

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

Elbjazz Festival

Hermann-Blohm-Straße 3
20457 Hamburg

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Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Three months of packed programme awaits you at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: Experience music in unusual places at one of the biggest classical music festivals.

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern


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Hamburger Kultursommer

Here Hamburg rocks under the open sky! The Hamburger Kultursommer is an annual open air event series on the racetrack in Bahrenfeld. Every year in summer, big concerts take place there.

Hamburger Kultursommer

Hamburger Kultursommer

Luruper Chaussee 30
22761 Hamburg

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Hurricane Festival

Classic festival feeling with national and international acts awaits you on the fields around Scheeßel at the Hurricane Festival.

Hurricane Festival

Hurricane Festival

27383 Scheeßel


BOOK NOW Experience music festivals in Hamburg

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Train special Our Bestseller

  • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
  • Return journey by ICE (1st or 2nd class coaches, as booked)
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth € 26,50
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St Pauli Love Affair
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St. Pauli Love Affair Kiez Experience

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • Admission to the Schmidt midnight show
  • Hamburg CARD - ticket worth € 25,90
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: A Christmas Fairy Tale
© Sophie Zhai

A Christmas Fairy Tale Christmas songs from Germany - concert 22th December 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 €
A Christmas Fairy Tale
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: St Matthew Passion
© Michiel Hendryckx

St Matthew Passion Impressive in every way - concert 07th April 2020

  • overnight stay in the hotel of your choice, with breakfast
  • ticket for St Matthew Passion
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 26,50 €
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Concert in Grand Hall
Package: Fascination classic - Orchestre National de France
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Fascination classic - Orchestre National de France Visually Stunning - concert 14th 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 €
Fascination classic - Orchestre National de France
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CITY OF MUSIC Discover the sound of Hamburg

© The Festival Album / Kevin McElvaney

A Collection by Kevin McElvaney The Festival Album

Magic moments in the here and now, and memories that stay forever: Hamburg-based photographer Kevin McElvaney spent an entire summer capturing the atmosphere at various festivals in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. This has resulted in a colourful, emotional photo exhibition, which has also been turned into an illustrated book – The Festival Album.

The Festival Album
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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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