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Christmas in Hamburg

Experience the Christmas magic in the Hanseatic city.

Everyone finds the Advent season the most beautiful time of the year for a very personal reason. Cookies and chocolate for breakfast are allowed, mulled wine thaws the minds and a sea of lights transforms the grey landscape into a sparkling dream world. On 26 November, the Christmas market season officially begins in Hamburg.

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Magazine Christmas Along the Elbe

In Hamburg you can also get into a festive mood away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre with its Christmas markets. A stroll along the Elbe river will give you the magic of winter.

Christmas Along the Elbe
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Ice-skating in Hamburg

No matter whether you visit an ice-skating rink or go skating under the open sky in winter - we give you an overview of the best rinks in Hamburg.

Ice-skating in Hamburg
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Magazin Crazy Christmas

Crazy, a bit kitschy and above all cool and different, please! The Santa Pauli on the Reeperbahn and the Winter Pride in St. Georg are just such Hamburg institutions.

Crazy Christmas
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These are our ideas! Gifts for Christmas 2019

Christmas is just around the corner. Like every year, you ask yourself: What should I give my loved ones? You're looking for something original, but nothing that might end up standing around in a corner. Maybe you would like to do something together…

Gifts for Christmas 2019

HOLY HAMBURG Christmas in Hamburg

Enjoy the very special atmosphere in the pre-Christmas period between the Elbe and Alster at historic churches and dreamy canals, lively squares and historical corners of the Hanseatic city. Look forward to delicacies, bright lights, arts and crafts, Christmas music and conviviality and celebrate the wonderful Advent season in Hamburg with us. Your heart will open! During the Advent season, numerous lights, lamps and tinsel transform the Hanseatic city into a fairytale-like wonderland.

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Maritime Christmas

When the temperatures become frosty and rain turns to snow, the Hanseatic city turns into a small winter wonderland. In Hamburg you can also get into a festive mood away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre with its Christmas markets. During a walk along the Elbe the winter unfolds its own magic.

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Time to enjoy

We will take you to the most beautiful Christmas markets in Hamburg and give you tips on Christmas shopping that will turn gift buying into an experience. Make plans for your visit to Hamburg over the holidays and visit contemplative events all over the city. We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Christmas greetings from the harbour

It is a wonderful tradition in the port of Hamburg: Every year Christmas trees are distributed to ships from all over the world. In the spirit of Christmas, we try to spread a little comfort and feeling of home far away from home among the seafarers on board.

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Christmas Stories

The Christmas markets open their doors and also in the surrounding department stores, cafés, bars and restaurants Christmas is celebrated. We wanted to get to know the people who bring Christmas to the Hanseatic city. Accompany us to those places that give the city of Hamburg its Christmas robe!

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GIFT IDEAS Experience Hamburg's museums

Bucerius Kunstforum
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Bucerius Art Forum - Entrance

  • Always changing exhibitions
  • Works from antiquity to the present
  • All aspects of the fine arts
Bucerius Art Forum - Entrance
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Bucerius
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Bucerius Kunst Forum

is located right in the centre of Hamburg, close to the town hall, the Bucerius Kunst Forum art gallery presents different exhibitions throughout the year featuring works on subjects from antiquity to the present day. This is a place of exchanges and encounters for all aspects of the fine arts.

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Chocoversum
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Hachez Chocoversum - Entrance

  • From cocoa tree to the chocolate bar
  • Creating your own chocolate bar
  • Tasting of every production step!
Hachez Chocoversum - Entrance
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From 17.00
Chocoversum
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Chocoholics welcome! At CHOCOVERSUM you discover the secret of the world´s finest chocolates with all your senses. For 90-minutes we take you on a guided tour that leads from the cocoa tree to freshly wrapped chocolates. See historic machines live at work while having a taste at every produciotn step. Finally you even create your own bar of chocolate!

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Artistic-Must do

Hamburger Kunsthalle
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Kunsthalle - Entrance

  • Important public art collections
  • Works from seven centuries
  • Changing art presentations
  • 700 constantly exhibited works
Kunsthalle - Entrance
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From 14.00
Hamburger Kunsthalle
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The three distinctive buildings of the Hamburg Kunsthalle art gallery are home to one of the most important public art collections in Germany, featuring works from seven centuries of art history. Frequently changing exhibitions of the museum's renowned collections show how art has developed from the Middle Ages until the present day. Over 700 works are on permanent display. Most of the more modern pieces are in the Gallery of Contemporary Art.

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Family-Highlight

Miniatur Wunderland
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Miniature Wonderland - Entrance

  • Largest model railway exhibition
  • Insights in different regions on earth
Miniature Wonderland - Entrance
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From 15.00
Miniatur Wunderland
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Not only is Miniatur Wunderland the world's largest model railway exhibition, it also allows visitors to experience many days and nights in different regions of the earth. From shopping in Hamburg to gambling in Las Vegas and rowing through the Norwegian fjords – everything is possible at Miniatur Wunderland.

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Panik City
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Panik City - Udo Lindenberg's Multimedia Experience

  • Technology, Art and Culture Project
  • Various life stations of Udo Lindenberg
  • Work of the exceptional artist
  • Exciting adventure world
Panik City - Udo Lindenberg's Multimedia Experience
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From 18.50
Panik City
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Covering an area of about 700 m², the multi-media adventure world PANIK CITY - UDO LINDENBERG'S MULTIMEDIA EXPERIENCE on Hamburg's Reeperbahn in the clubhouse St. Pauli is home to the multi-award winning media façade. The innovative technology, art and culture project traces the musical, artistic and socio-political work of the exceptional artist Udo Lindenberg and makes it tangible through technical innovations. In groups of up to 20 people guide guides in a 90-minute tour through the various life stations of the panic rocker.

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Maritime Cultural Heritage
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Christmas Shopping

Christmas time is not only a time for contemplative gatherings with family and friends, but also for shopping. Take your time and enjoy a stroll through Hamburg's shopping streets.

Christmas Shopping
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Discover comfortable, relaxed cafés in Hamburg where you can definitely find something to enjoy!

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