[Translate to Englisch:] Hamburg Stadt am Wasser
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Hamburg – City on the Waterside

Hamburg is a trending city, and this has been the case since well before the spectacular opening of the Elbphilharmonie. The city on the River Elbe is hugely popular among international guests and residents alike, which has also been confirmed by various city rankings from around the world. The New York Times, for instance, praises the summer feeling to be experienced on the Elbe beach.  And these are but a few declarations of love for Hamburg. What they all have in common: an understanding that life in Hamburg is shaped by contrast, for this city is both raw and beautiful.

The flair of Hamburg's Urban.Shore flows here

Hamburg radiates a unique maritime metropolitan flair. Whoever comes to Hamburg visits the harbour, the Speicherstadt, the Alster or the Elbe beach. They all have one thing in common: water. Water is the origin of life, has a magical effect on us and Hamburg is right in the middle! Experience the incomparable Urban.Shore in Hamburg for yourself!


The floating dock - called the "Landungsbrücken" (landing stages) – is 700 metres long. Harbour tours and the HADAG steamers to Finkenwerder, Oevelgönne and Blankenese leave from this water "station". Impressive luxury cruisers also dock here from time to time.

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Elbe beach

The Elbe beach near Övelgönne is a pretty hot tip in summer. When the temperatures rise and the sun burns, nothing is more refreshing than a jump into the cool water.

Elbstrand Övelgönne
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Jenischpark & Flottbektal Nature Reserve

Jenischpark in Hamburg offers visitors to the city the opportunity to relax and get to know the historical background of the park. The Jenisch House and the Ernst Barlach House are cultural delights in the beautiful 43 hectare park.

Jenisch Park Frühling
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Fish Market

Every Sunday morning since 1703 Hamburg's most traditional market has been trading in just about anything and everything that isn't nailed down.

Fischmarkt Hamburg
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Treppenviertel Blankenese

The Blankenese Treppenviertel offers its residents a delightful view of the Elbe and of the passing ships.

Treppenviertel Blankenese
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HafenCity combines tradition and modernity in a unique symbiosis. A true architectural and cultural delight! Attractions such as Miniatur Wunderland, the Elbphilharmonie and the Speicherstadt draw tourists in.

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An unmissable attraction in Hamburg: The large harbour tour takes you through the canals of Speicherstadt.

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The whole world's port Maritime Hamburg

Desire for the water, harbour flair and large boats? Then you're in the right place so close to the Elbe. No matter whether you take off on your own or want to experience such highlights as the Harbour Birthday or Cruise Days, we tell you when and where you can enjoy Hamburg's maritime flair pure.

Maritime Hamburg
Dockville Festival
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Culture, street festivals & concerts Events in Hamburg

Whether it's art, music or theatre - experience the Hamburg you want to see. You'll find events with your favourite artist on the date you want! Experience the cultural diversity of Hamburg's cultural scene and the many events here and in the metropolitan region.

Events in Hamburg
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Theatre, Museums, Galleries & Music Culture & Music in Hamburg

When it comes to culture, Hamburg certainly caters for all tastes! With everything from theatres, museums, exhibitions, live music and a lively club scene to a UNESCO World Heritage Site and exciting adventure attractions right through to the jewel in Hamburg’s crown – the Elbphilharmonie, this city of culture won’t disappoint!

Culture & Music in Hamburg

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