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2019 Highlights

Events, art, theatre, festivals, street parties and more

A year full of highlights awaits you in Hamburg in 2019!

In addition to many musical highlights of the Hanseatic city such as the Stadtpark Open Air, the International Music Festival or the MS Dockville, this summer's programme again includes various events ranging from Art & Literature to Film & Theatre: The Long Night of the Museums offers exciting insights into Hamburg's art scene; the Filmfest Hamburg shows feature and documentary films from all over the world. Autumn once again brings international music fans to Hamburg with Germany's largest club festival - the Reeperbahn Festival - and the stages open their doors to the annual theatre night. As every year, one of the biggest highlights is the Harbour Birthday and all sports fans can look forward to the Ironman Hamburg, the Hamburg Cyclassics and much more.

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May 31 to June 16, 2019 Elbjazz Festival

Every year, the Elbjazz Festival in Hamburgs harbour is an absolute must see for all jazz lovers.

Elbjazz Festival
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May 31 to June 16, 2019 altonale21

The annual altonale in Hamburg has reached over 500,000 visitors and become one of the most popular events in northern Germany.

altonale21
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31th May 2019 Japanisches Kirschblütenfest

Every year in May, the cherry blossom is solemnly welcomed in Hamburg with a fantastic fireworks display - a spectacular event that attracts thousands to the Außenalster.

Japanisches Kirschblütenfest
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'A Festival of Love' from 13 to 14 July 2018 in Hamburg Schlagermove

Hamburg celebrates the Festival of Love: The Number 1 among all European Schlager spectacles, the Hamburg Schlagermove, is a party of superlatives.

Schlagermove
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July 26 to August 25, 2019 Hamburger DOM

The Hamburger DOM fair has taken place on Heiligengeistfeld since 1892; its name "DOM" - cathedral - comes from an old term for an annual market rather than a religious event...

Hamburger DOM
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April 27 to May 29, 2019 International Music Festival Hamburg

"Identity" is the motto of the 4th Hamburg International Music Festival, which will take place from 27 April to 29 May 2019. Following its three predecessors in 2014, 2016 and 2018, the Musikfest is now for the first time on course for an annual…

International Music Festival Hamburg
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22 January until 24 February 2019 arabesques

German and French artists will meet in and around Hamburg for five weeks from 22 January at the eighth Franco-German Cultural Festival arabesques. With the theme Si j'avais des ailes... - If I had wings ... they will go in over 30 events - from New…

arabesques
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May 18th, 2019 Long Night of the Museums

The Long Night of the Museums takes place annualy in Hamburg, giving you the chance to see as much art, as you can possibly squeeze in to one night.

Long Night of the Museums
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Hamburg's cultural diversity in one night Hamburg Theatre Night

In September of each year some 40 stages open their coming season together with Hamburg Theatre Night.

Hamburg Theatre Night
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7TH - 25TH AUGUST 2019 International Summerfestival

The theatres may take a summer break, but at the International Summer Festival in Hamburg, Kampnagel's culture is still traditionally written in capital letters in August.

International Summerfestival
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May 6 to June 13, 2019 Hamburger Theater Festival

At the 11th Hamburger Theater Festival all theatre lovers get their money's worth. Within the framework of the festival, numerous guest performances will be performed on Hamburg stages.

Hamburger Theater Festival
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June 4-10, 2019 International Short Film Festival Hamburg

The IKFF Hamburg is rooted in the milieu of independent filmmaking. In 1985 it took place for the first time under the programmatic title “NoBudget” before it got its current name in 1994. Today, the IKFF Hamburg is one of the most important and…

International Short Film Festival Hamburg

TINA – DAS TINA TURNER MUSICAL

The only musical authorised by Tina Turner brings the life and world hits of the exceptional artist on the Operetta House stage!

TINA – DAS TINA TURNER MUSICAL

Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN

When the curtain rises and the mysterious rhythms of Africa ring out, the colourful animal world and the magic of the Serengeti are directly in Hamburg on the Elbe.

Disneys DER KÖNIG DER LÖWEN

Only till Summer 2019! MARY POPPINS

The story of MARY POPPINS is happy and heartwarming as well as spectacular.

MARY POPPINS

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PARAMOUR

The dream of Stage Entertainment and Cirque du Soleil working together has finally come true with the world-famous Canadian Circus's first musical!

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PARAMOUR

In Hamburg starting in September 2019! PRETTY WOMAN

One of the most well-known and magical cinema love-stories ever is now on Hamburg stages: PRETTY WOMAN – DAS MUSICAL!

PRETTY WOMAN
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28th of April 2019 Haspa Marathon Hamburg

The all-time classic among Hamburg's sports events: The 34th Haspa Marathon Hamburg is scheduled for 28th of April 2019. Since its first edition in 1986, the participants euphoria has been undiminished. Every year, over 18,000 amateur and world-class…

Haspa Marathon Hamburg
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July 6 - 7, 2019 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 2018

On 14 and 15 July 2018 the ITU World Triathlon will take place in the heart of Hamburg. With around 20,000 participants and 300,000 spectators, this sensational sporting event is the largest triathlon in the world and attracts both professional and…

ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 2018
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28. Jul 19 Ironman Hamburg

The fourth major endurance sports event in addition to the Hamburg Marathon, ITU World Triathlon and the Cyclassics in the Hanseatic city offers an extraordinary challenge, not only for the athletes. the Ironman is also a very special competition for…

Ironman Hamburg
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5th to 8th September 2019 Porsche European Open

The metropolitan region of Hamburg can look forward to an outstanding international sporting event: With the Porsche European Open from 5th to 8th September 2019, one of the most prestigious tournaments of the European Tour will once again be held on…

Porsche European Open
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20th to 28th July 2019 Hamburg Open

Fabulous tennis at the Hamburg Open in Rothenbaum Stadium! The long-established tennis tournament will take place in Hamburg from 20th to 28th July 2019.

Hamburg Open

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