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Altonale 2020
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Altonale Hamburg
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Altonale Hamburg
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Altonale Hamburg
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Altonale Hamburg
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Altonale Hamburg
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Altonale Hamburg
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Local and international cultural diversity

The annual altonale in Hamburg has established itself in recent years as one of the most popular events in northern Germany with over 500,000 visitors. For two weeks, everything in Altona revolves around culture.

Diversity, tolerance and openness are the supporting values of the annual altonale. The festival promises almost two weeks of culture in Hamburg-Altona, so you can expect an exciting programme around the festival centre on the "Platz der Republik" and in neighbouring buildings. The highlights from the cultural genres of film, theatre, music, art, literature, dance and street art take place decentrally (indoors and outdoors). The unusual venues are spread over an area of almost 50,00 square metres throughout Altona.

The festival concept

The programme items of the art altonale, literature altonale, theatre altonale, film altonale and music and dance altonale are partly staged at unusual locations all over Altona. The harmonious mix of cultural events and commercial offerings is what gives this unique cultural festival its special character and has been delighting visitors for almost 20 years. Every year the altonale develops new ideas and offers for visitors and is therefore North Germany's most comprehensive cultural festival.

Every year

A highlight of the altonale every year is the flea market, which invites young and old to rummage and discover. If you don't find what you're looking for there, the DESGINgift Open-Air is the place to go in search of special collectors' items and unique pieces. As usual, the festival will conclude with the international festival of street arts STAMP and the street festival.

Programme for 2022

Most of the altonale programme is concentrated on the two weekends between 16th and 30th of June. On the first weekend of the festival, you can find out more about initiatives and associations from Altona. On the second weekend the flea market attracts numerous enthusiasts. In addition, the altonale art market and the info mile attract visitors on the second weekend. The altonale Salon and the Kulturfutter are the focus of altonale 2022.
The detailed programme for 2022 is still being worked out. More information will be available here soon.

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