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831th HARBOUR BIRTHDAY HAMBURG 2020

8th TO 10th MAY 2020 These are the highlights of the 831th HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY 2020!

Here, you'll find all the important information and dates on the world's largest harbour festival. From May 8 to 10, 2020, the harbour will be transformed into a colourful and exciting street festival in honour of the birth of the Port of Hamburg. Be there when the harbour birthday is traditionally opened with the big entrance parade and the tugboat ballet on the Elbe. On the Bunte Hafenmeile you can stroll and feast; like every year the big AIDA fireworks take place on Saturday evening at the Landungsbrücken! The 831th HARBOUR BIRTHDAY HAMBURG 2020 is a very special highlight in Hamburg that you should not miss.

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May 8 to 10, 2020 Bunte Hafenmeile

Between Landungsbrücken and Baumwall, a colourful hustle and bustle awaits you again this year as part of the harbour birthday party.

Bunte Hafenmeile
© Hauptkirche St. Michaelis / Peter Vette

May 8th, 2020 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
© Hamburg Messe und Congress / Nicolas Maack

May 8th, 2020 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.

The Tall Ship Parade on Friday
© Kai-Uwe Gundlach

May 9, 2019 The Big AIDA Firework

The Big AIDA 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 AIDA Firework
© Andreas Vallbracht

May 9th, 2020 The Tugboat Ballet

The tugboat ballet at the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERASRY is a unique and impressive show.

The Tugboat Ballet
© Hamburg Messe und Congress / Michael Zapf

May 10th, 2020 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 Tall Ship Parade on Sunday

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Where to Watch Fireworks

We show you the TOP places around the Elbe and Landungsbrücken to watch the big AIDA fireworks at the 830th HARBOUR BIRTHDAY HAMBURG!

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The whole world's port. Maritime Hamburg

Desire for the water, harbour flair and large boats? Then you're in the right place so close to the Elbe. No matter whether you take off on your own or want to experience such highlights as the Harbour Birthday or Cruise Days, we tell you when and where you can enjoy Hamburg's maritime flair pure.

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Every two years Hamburg celebrates its second largest maritime event after the harbour birthday: the Hamburg Cruise Days.

Hamburg Cruise Days
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Port of Hamburg & Environs

Europe's second largest port extends from the cruise terminal to the historic Speicherstadt and the Landungsbrücken to the modern container port.

Port of Hamburg & Environs

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