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Music festivals

There is always a musical reason to celebrate

No matter what sound your ears are looking for - Hamburg and its metropolitan region offer the right sounds. When the days get longer again, visitors to the Hanseatic city can look forward to countless diverse festivals. In places of encounter, musical moments are created in a unique atmosphere that music lovers can only find in Hamburg - whether in the impressive backdrop of the Port of Hamburg, in the Elbphilharmonie or in the numerous live clubs around the Reeperbahn. From artistically experimental to classically beautiful, sometimes devoutly in a church, sometimes freely under the starry sky, whether in the hustle and bustle of the city or amidst the idyllic landscapes of the musical metropolitan region - Hamburg celebrates diverse festivals of completely different genres. An annual highlight: the Reeperbahn Festival, Europe's largest club festival. 500 bands and newcomers from all over the world play in over 90 locations in and around St. Pauli, including the historic live clubs where the Beatles once launched their great career.

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Highest music enjoyment Classical music

Hanseatic music history dates back to the 17th century. And even today, Hamburg plays at the forefront of classical music, whether it's traditional or contemporary pieces.

Classical music
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Club culture throughout the city Rock & Pop live

Whether newcomer or world star - in Hamburg there is a stage for everyone. Where the Beatles once made it big, there are many locations where you can hear rock and pop music live.

Rock & Pop live
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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


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