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Weihnachtsmarkt Jungfernstieg
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Weihnachtsmarkt Jungfernstieg
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Weihnachtsmarkt Jungfernstieg
© Timo Sommer
Weihnachtsmarkt Jungfernstieg
© Timo Sommer
Weihnachtsmarkt Jungfernstieg
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Christmas market on Jungfernstieg

Atmospheric Christmas market on the Binnenalster

The Jungfernstieg in Hamburg shines almost magically during the Christmas season. The "Weißer Zauber" (White Magic) on the Jungfernstieg is the perfect place for atmospheric hours.

The Christmas market on the Jungfernstieg impresses with its glittering lights, its many arts and crafts stalls and its unique location directly on the Binnenalster lake. Visitors from all over the world enjoy the ambience and the magnificent view of the Alster fir tree decorated for Christmas. A special highlight is a ride on the historic Ferris wheel from 1899.

Strengthening for body and soul

The Christmas market on Jungfernstieg convinces visitors from near and far with its culinary offer. Fire tong punch and mulled wine are available to warm you up. If you are looking for Christmas presents, you will find them at the numerous stalls. The selection reaches from candles over wood decoration up to toys.  

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Historischer Weihnachtsmarkt auf dem Rathausmarkt
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Pretzels, punch and bright lights Christmas markets

The Advent season in Hamburg wouldn’t be the same without the city’s charming Christmas markets. While they have been redesigned for this year’s season, the magic will still be there.

Christmas markets
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The historic core of the Altstadt (German for Old Town) district is shaped by traditional buildings such as the Hamburg city hall and the chamber of commerce, the alleyways and bridges which stretch out all the way to the HafenCity district. In the Neustadt district district between Laeiszhalle and Jungfernstieg with elegant promenades, fashion stores and gallery owners – overlooking the Alster.

Alt- & Neustadt

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Every year from June to August the public squares, parks and promenades in HafenCity will be open to dancing, sports and literature. The "Summer in HafenCity" events series has been in existence since 2005, transforming the district into a lively meeting place every Sunday.

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June 2022 47th Hamburger Ballett-Tage

In June 2022, the HAMBURG BALLET will present numerous guest performances as well as ballet productions by John Neumeier, including classics such as "The Winter's Tale" and "Hamlet 21". For its 47th anniversary, the Hamburg Ballet Days promise first-class entertainment.

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