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HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY

Highlights These are the highlights of the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY

The HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY will take place, subject to pandemic development, from September 16-18, 2022.

Here you will find all the important information and dates for the world's largest harbour festival. Every year, the port is transformed into a colourful and exciting street festival in honour of the birth of the Port of Hamburg. Be there when the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY traditionally opens with the Grand Entry Parade and when the tugboats dance the ballet on the Elbe. The HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY is a very special highlight in Hamburg, that you should not miss. Hamburg welcomes you!

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© Hamburg Messe und Congress / Nicolas Maack

Reception of the ships for the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY The Tall Ship Parade on Friday

Every year, the big entrance parade is the beginning of the biggest harbour festival in the world, the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY. More than 300 ships sail along the Elbe towards the harbour. An impressive spectacle for young and old sailors.

The Tall Ship Parade on Friday
© Kai-Uwe Gundlach

Fireworks spectacle at the Elbe river The Big Fireworks

The Big Fireworks are a real highlight of the Hamburg Port Anniversary. Watching the fireworks from the right spot somewhere along the Elbe with the most breathtaking and fascinating view is surely an experience to remember.

The Big Fireworks
© Andreas Vallbracht

Dance of the tugboats on the Elbe The Tugboat Ballet

The tugboat ballet at the Hamburg Port Anniversary is a unique and impressive show.

The Tugboat Ballet
© Andreas Vallbracht

Farewell of the ships from the Hamburg Port Anniversary The Tall Ship Parade on Sunday

Even the biggest harbour festival in the world comes to an end. The closing event of the Hamburg Port Anniversary is the big sailing parade on the Elbe. The numerous ships then bid farewell to the port of Hamburg.

The Tall Ship Parade on Sunday
© Hauptkirche St. Michaelis / Peter Vette

Opening ceremony of the Hamburg Port Anniversary International Ecumenical Service

Every year the Hamburg Port Anniversary is traditionally opened by an international ecumenical service in the main church of St. Michaelis.

International Ecumenical Service

Book now! Maritime experiences with goosebump moments

Experiencing the Hamburg Harbour Anniversay from the water is something very special! When the fascinating sailing boats, huge cruise ships and numerous smaller escort boats sail past on the Elbe along the city coast of Hamburg - these are unique moments in the colourful port city of Hamburg!

Hafengeburtstag Einlaufparade
© Christian Spahrbier

HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY Tall Ship Parade on Friday

  • First highlight of the harbour birthday
  • The official greeting of the guest ships
  • View from the water
  • More than 300 vessels
HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY Tall Ship Parade on Friday
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From 39.50€*

Hamburg - the maritime gateway to the world

Screeching seagulls, big boats sailing by paired with the Nordic mentality - Hamburg exudes a unique martime city flair. Water plays an important role in Hamburg as a magical effect. Those who come to Hamburg visit the harbor, the Speicherstadt, the Alster or the Elbstrand. There is much to discover here!

 

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Reisepaket: 833. HAFENGEBURTSTAG HAMBURG - auf der Commodore
© Christian Spahrbier

833th Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Commodore Biggest Harbor Festival in the World

  • overnight stays in a hotel with breakfast
  • 2-hour boat trip with view on the fireworks
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28,90 €
833th Harbor Anniversary Hamburg on the Commodore
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Package: Hamburg travel including train
© Martin Deja

Hamburg travel including train 4 Days including hotel and arrival

  • overnight stay in hotel, with breakfast
  • Return journey with Deutsche Bahn including seat reservation depends on availability
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28.90 €
Hamburg travel including train
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From 178.00
Hamburg Reisen 3 für 2
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4-day hotel package savings offer 3 nights for the price of 2

  • 3 overnight stays in selected hotels including breakfast
  • free cancellation up to 7 days before arrival
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28,90 €
4-day hotel package savings offer
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From 110.00
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Hotelpackage: Just Discover Hamburg Hotel accommodation at a great price

  • overnight stay in a hotel, with breakfast
  • free cancellation up to 7 days before arrival
  • Hamburg CARD (3 Days) – ticket worth 28,90 € 
Hotelpackage: Just Discover Hamburg
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From 41.10

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT St. Pauli, the Harbour & the Reeperbahn

At Hamburg’s city coast, the Elbe and the harbour, you can just sit down and watch as ships, ferries and tugs pass by and enjoy the strong sea breeze. A few hundred meters away you can experience Hamburg’s world-famous “sinful mile” – the Reeperbahn.

St. Pauli, the Harbour & the Reeperbahn
Landungsbrücken
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Hamburg's water station. Landungsbrücken

The floating dock - called the "Landungsbrücken" (landing stages) – is 700 metres long. Harbour tours and the HADAG steamers to Finkenwerder, Oevelgönne and Blankenese leave from this water "station". Impressive luxury cruisers also dock here from time to time.

Landungsbrücken
Fischmarkt Hamburg
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Sundays 5 to 9 am Fish Market

Every Sunday morning since 1703 Hamburg's most traditional market has been trading in just about anything and everything that isn't nailed down.

Fish Market

* Importan Note: For bookings until 31.12.2021. Musical and theatre tickets excluded.

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