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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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November 8 to Dezember 8, 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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May to September, 2019 Stadtpark Open Airs

The Hamburg Stadtpark is not only a paradise for joggers and dog owners. Music lovers also get their money's worth here every summer at the numerous open-air concerts.

Stadtpark Open Airs
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July 12 to 13, 2019 Schlagermove

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

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August 3, 19 Christopher Street Day

Christopher Street Day in Hamburg annually attracts around 100,000 visitors from all over Europe, who join to set a clear signal for acceptance, diversity and love of life.

Christopher Street Day
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August 16 to 18, 2019 MS DOCKVILLE Festival

Dockville, Hamburg's annual festival of music and art, will take place for the thirteenth time in 2019 - with an unprecedented presentation of visual art and musical line-up, the small independent Dockville team will set new standards this year with…

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September 13 to 15, 2019 Hamburg Cruise Days

Every two years Hamburg celebrates its second largest maritime event after the harbour birthday: the Hamburg Cruise Days.

Hamburg Cruise Days
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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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August 7 to 25, 2019 International Summerfestival

Pop meets avant-garde at the International Summer Festival at Kampnagel. Artists* from all over the world bring theatre, dance, performances, concerts and parties to the stages of the former crane factory with Hamburg's most beautiful temporary beer…

International Summerfestival
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5th to 8th September 2019 Binnenalster Filmfest

The floating cinema screen directly on the Binnenalster transforms the Jungfernstieg at the beginning of September into an atmospheric open-air cinema.

Binnenalster Filmfest
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November 14 to 17, 2019 Affordable Art Fair

Art for all! As the name suggests, the Affordable Art Fair in Hamburg offers works of many contemporary artists at affordable prices.

Affordable Art Fair
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27 September to 06 October 2018 Filmfest Hamburg

The Filmfest Hamburg will take place for the 26th time in 2018.

Filmfest Hamburg
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September 11 to October 13, 2019 Harbour Front Literaturfestival

Against the backdrop of harbour cranes and overseas containers, docks and shipyards, the Harbour Front Literature Festival will once again bring together great German and international literature in 2018, creating a wholesale market of knowledge,…

Harbour Front Literaturfestival

Musical TINA – The 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 – The Tina Turner Musical


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.



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



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

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Musical Heiße Ecke – The St. Pauli Musical

All of St. Pauli meets at the Heiße Ecke snack bar. The Pinneberger boys Mikie, Frankie and Pitter, the lovers Straube, the fence Henning, Hannelore from the night shift or the whores Nadja, Sylvie and Martina - for all of them, the "Heiße Ecke" is…

Heiße Ecke – The St. Pauli Musical
© Oliver Fantitsch

Theatre Die Königs vom Kiez

Fate certainly played a mean trick on a St. Pauli family when it gave them the last name 'King'.

Die Königs vom Kiez
© Frank Sorge

June 29 to July 7, 2019 150th Deutsches Derby

The Derby Meeting: Horses, bets, hats, lifestyle

150th Deutsches Derby
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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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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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25. August 2019 Hamburg Cyclassics

The Cyclassics in Hamburg, now the only professional cycling race in the highest UCI World Tour category in Germany, features the world's 18 best cycle teams on the starting line.

Hamburg Cyclassics

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New Year´s Eve in Hamburg Harbor cruise on the MS Ennstal

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Mahler Chamber Orchestra Orchestra from all over the world - concert 14th December 2019


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Disney's THE LION KING Successful Musical

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Whether it's art, music or theatre - experience the Hamburg you want to see. You'll find events with your favourite artist on the date you want! Experience the cultural diversity of Hamburg's cultural scene and the many events here and in the metropolitan region.

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Every season. Unique. Beautiful Hamburg all year round

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Hamburg all year round
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