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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 program around the festival center on the Platz der Republik as well as in adjacent buildings. The highlights from the cultural genres of film, theater, music, art, literature, dance and street art will take place decentrally both indoors and outdoors. The extraordinary venues are spread throughout Altona over an area of almost 50,00 square meters.

The festival concept

The program points of the art altonale, literature altonale, theater altonale, film altonale and music and dance altonale are partly held 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 the visitors and is therefore North Germany's most comprehensive cultural festival.

Every year again

A highlight of the altonale every year is the flea market, which invites young and old to rummage and discover. Who does not become there fündig, can make itself afterwards with the DESGINgift Open air on the search for special lover and unique pieces. As usual, the festival will conclude with the international festival of street arts STAMP and the street festival.

Program for 2023

Most of the altonale program is concentrated in the two weekends between June 16 and July 02. On the first weekend of the festival you can learn more about initiatives and associations from Altona. On the second weekend, on the other hand, the flea market attracts numerous enthusiasts. In addition, the altonale art market and the info mile attract on the second weekend.
The detailed program for 2023 cccan be found here.

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