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Music from Hamburg

Hamburg's melody sounds in 1000 beautiful tones

Hamburg's musical history goes back to the 17th century. And even today, the music metropolis is internationally known beyond the city limits for its multi-layered music scene. Musicians of all genres compose, make music, fascinate in the city where the Beatles grew up, where stars like Udo Lindenberg, Ace Tee or the Beginner are at home. Here, people not only experience music, but also create it - thanks to renowned music schools, music studios and labels.

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Hamburg's music history Exploring the city’s unique music scene with all your senses

Hamburg’s vibrant music scene is deeply rooted in the history of the city. Institutions such as St Michael's Church, the Hamburg State Opera and the Laeiszhalle bear the splendour of many great composers, and their legacy still reverberates today.

Exploring the city’s unique music scene with all your senses
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Symphonies, chamber music, choirs & more Ensembles

Even though they are a permanent fixture on the city's music scene and almost always have a regular home, these musical ensembles are also on the road beyond Hamburg's borders.

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A Milestone in Pop Music The Beatles in Hamburg

In the matter of two years, five young lads from Liverpool transformed into the most famous pop band of the 1960s: the Beatles! It was in the live music clubs of St Pauli that the Beatles developed their distinctive style and laid the foundations for…

The Beatles in Hamburg
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Nurturing tomorrow’s talent Music schools in Hamburg

Practice makes perfect: featuring a wide range of training facilities in the areas of music, dance and theatre, Hamburg offers ideal conditions for talented musicians and newcomers from around the world.

Music schools in Hamburg
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Sounds of Hamburg Hamburg and its musical talent

What’s the sound of Hamburg? Well, there’s no such thing as “the Hamburg sound”. That’s because Hamburg is the birthplace and home of many great musicians, all of whom have shaped the local music scene across a variety of genres. Artists such as…

Hamburg and its musical talent

DISCOVER NOW Culture & music in Hamburg

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Hamburg is a place for live music Music styles & concert dates

When the beat flows through your whole body, a thousand beautiful sounds surround your ears and everything feels in harmony - then it's live music. The music metropolis of Hamburg offers the liveliest and most diverse live music scene in Northern Europe.

Music styles & concert dates
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Immerse yourself in Hamburg’s soundtrack VYNL Hamburg

Bringing the soundtrack of a city to life through an immersive and interactive multimedia series: this is the declared goal of the makers of VYNL. As part of the first season, VYNL is taking its audience on a journey to 15 of the world's most creative and most musical cities – and Hamburg is being the first city to be explored.

VYNL Hamburg
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Composers Quarter

The Hamburg Composers' Quarter is an association of various museums that offer exciting and interactive insights into the biographies of world-famous composers.

Composers Quarter

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