© Andreas Vallbracht
© Andreas Vallbracht

Hamburg's 829th Port Birthday

10 to 13 May 2018

Each year in May, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg celebrates the birthday of its port - the "Gateway to the World". More than a million domestic and foreign visitors come to experience the world's largest port festival along the vibrant harbor mile of the Elbe River. This year’s highlights are the breathtaking firework, ship parades and the unique tug-ballet.

Join us onboard

Get the best spots with our travel packages and enjoy two nights and an unforgettable harbor experience.

Our Musicals

In the midst of the festivities of the Port Birthday, the crossing to the musical theatres is a real highlight!

Information on the shuttle boats »

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Your Hamburg Tourismus Team