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Music styles & Concerts

Hamburg is the place for live music

You can’t call it live music until the beat resonates throughout your body, until you feel the melodies in your soul and you lose yourself in the sound. Hamburg arguably offers the liveliest and most diverse live music scene in Northern Europe. It’s the proud home to every genre of music, with everything from classical concerts to electronic festivals, small gigs in intimate gatherings to the large hall in the Elbphilharmonie. At festivals in and around Hamburg and in the vibrant club scene around the Reeperbahn and Große Freiheit, visitors to our beloved city can hear first-hand that Hamburg’s heart is definitely alive and kicking!

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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.

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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.

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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…

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From beats, bars and best basses Hip Hop live

Hanseatic and casual is the hip-hop style from the Elbe. Today, it is still characterized by the bands from the early days: Die Beginner, Samy Deluxe and Fettes Brot, but also by new discoveries.

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From the cult at the mixing desk Electro live

The Hanseatic city's electronic music scene is up for rousing sessions both during the week and at the weekend.

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OUR RECOMMENDATION The most popular locations for concerts

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Acid Jazz makes a comeback Mojo Club

When then Mojo Club opened at the beginning of the 1990s, it was the "place to be" because it definitively enshrined club culture in Hamburg.

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Live club with tradition Molotow

One of the most popular music clubs of Hamburg: At the Molotow there are not only the best concerts and Indie parties of the city taking place but…

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Perfect for medium-sized concerts Knust

Formerly a small basement club in the Old Town, Knust massively upsized with its move to an old slaughterhouse in 2003.

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Concert hall with tradition and good sound Markthalle

The "Markthalle" ("Market Hall") has now been an established part of Hamburg music culture for 35 years. Not only because of its central location and…

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Party culture in the bunker Uebel & Gefährlich

The imposing overground bunker on Feldstrasse was for many years a hardly used, dirty dark stone block on the outskirts of Heiligengeistfeld.

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Culture meets bar atmosphere Freundlich + Kompetent

New location - consistent cult concept. The bar "Freundlich + Kompetent", formerly located in Winterhude, moved into its new 240 sqm premises on the…

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Events Calendar

With our events calendar, you'll never miss any of Hamburg's numerous events again. You can search based on a specific time frame or according to category.

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DISCOVER NOW Culture & Music in Hamburg

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There is always a musical reason to celebrate Music festivals

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.

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Ensembles, brands, traditions Music from Hamburg

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.

Music from Hamburg
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Breathtaking. Thrilling. Unforgettable. Musicals & Shows

Experience Hamburg as a musical capital! One of the best and most successful musicals of all times in Hamburg is Disney's THE LION KING, which has now taken small and large to the fascinating world of Africa for over 15 years!

Musicals & Shows

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