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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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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 fundamental values of the annual altonale. The festival promises 17 days of culture in Hamburg Altona.

The festival concept

The programme items of art altonale, literature altonale, theatre altonale, film altonale and music and dance altonale are partly held in unusual places all over Altona. The harmonious mixture of cultural events and commercial offers is the special character of this unique cultural festival and has been inspiring visitors for almost 20 years. Every year the altonale develops new ideas and offers for its visitors.

Every year

A highlight of the altonale every year is the flea market, which invites young and old to browse and discover. If you don't find what you are looking for there, you can search for special lovers and unique pieces at the DESGINgift Open-Air.

Programme for 2021

This year, the altonale will take place in two versions: the well-known altonale will be held in September for the first time in 2021. As usual, the international festival of street arts STAMP and the street fair will close the festival. In addition, a hybrid form of the cultural festival will take place from June 3 to 13: at the altonale circus digital, there will be a live show every day for ten days under the motto "System Relevance" with numerous guests and voices of the citizens.

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