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Classical Music live

MAXIMUM MUSICAL ENJOYMENT The sound of the Hamburg orchestras

Hanseatic music history dates back to the 17th century. Even today, Hamburg plays at the forefront of classical music, whether it's traditional or contemporary pieces. The Elbphilharmonie, the Laeiszhalle, the bunker on St. Pauli, churches and open-air concerts provide space for ensembles, orchestras, choirs and soloists.

Here you can experience classic concerts live Concert venues for classical music in Hamburg

The Elbphilharmonie is one of the world's most famous concert halls for classical music, but you can also enjoy great classical concerts in the Laeiszhalle, for example, at open-air concerts or even in churches.

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St. Petri

Hamburg's oldest existing church is located directly in the current shopping district on Mönckebergstrasse, and it is named after the apostle and martyr Peter, who is depicted with a key as the "gatekeeper of heaven".

St. Petri

St. Petri

Kreuslerstraße 6
20095 Hamburg


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From live club to Elbjazz festival Jazz live

It grooves, swings and sounds in Hamburg: Jazz is an established part of the Hanseatic city's live music scene. Jazz lovers will find a daily concert schedule between the Alster and the Elbe in traditional clubs like the Cotton Club or new locations like Halle 424.

Jazz live

From Strauss to Verdi Ballet & Opera

If you like, Hamburg offers many facets of musical stage entertainment: the more than 300-year-old State Opera, the Ballet, the Chamber Opera in Altona or the Opera Loft in the HafenCity.

Ballet & Opera
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Important collections & great art Museums

Valuable art, maritime objects of daily use, archaeological finds and children's books - Hamburg's museum landscape has a place to go for almost every taste.


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