© Andreas Vallbracht
© Andreas Vallbracht

Hamburg's 830th Port Birthday

10 to 12 May 2019

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.

The first programme highlights of the upcoming 830th HAFENGEBURTSTAG HAMBURG 2019 have been confirmed!

  • Colourful harbour mile on Friday and Saturday from 10 am to midnight, Sunday until 9 pm
  • International Ecumenical Opening Service in the main church of St. Michaelis on Friday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
  • Grand arrival parade with official opening on Friday from 2 pm to 3 pm
  • AIDA Cruise fireworks on Saturday from 10:30 pm
  • Grand departure parade on Sunday from 4 pm to 5 pm


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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