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55th Japanese Cherryblossom Festival

Flower magic at the Außenalster

Just in time for spring, Hamburg is transformed into a sea of pink-coloured blossoms. In some years in May, the Japanese cherry blossom is ceremoniously welcomed to Hamburg with a fantastic fireworks display - a spectacle that attracts thousands to the Outer Alster. No fireworks have yet been announced for 2024.

When the cherry blossoms begin to bloom on the Außenalster, a first breath of summer is in the air. The Japanese community dedicates colourful fireworks to the blossoming season.

The fireworks

Since 1968 the Japanese cherry blossoms have been celebrated with fireworks over the Außenalster. The colourful spectacle captivates thousands of spectators for half an hour. No fireworks have yet been announced for 2024. The sky show can be admired from the shore as well as from the water. Here you will find an overview of Hamburg's boat rentals around the Alster.

Thanks to the Japanese community

The annual fireworks display is a sign of the Japanese community's gratitude to the people of Hamburg for their hospitality. At the same time the cherry trees of Hamburg are celebrated. Since the 1960s hundreds of cherry blossom bearers have adorned the Hanseatic city.

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Hamburg blossoms Hamburg in Spring

Nature lovers have the time of their lives when visiting Hamburg in Spring. The city's numerous gardens and parks put on all their finery and entice you to sit, relax and simply enjoy. The large Stadtpark (city park), for example, is perfect for those seeking peace and quiet, as well as for joggers and dog-walkers with their furry friends. On top of this, the green area has a planetarium, a natural swimming area as well as an outdoor pool, a model boat pond, a rose garden, a minigolf course and an open-air stage for round-the-clock entertainment.

Hamburg in Spring
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CITY AREA PORTRAIT All around the Alster

There is much to do around the Alster, one of the must-sees in our beautiful harbour city – Gründerzeit quarters and exclusive residential areas delight fans of architecture, joggers and cyclists. Many individual shops, cafés and restaurants invite visitors to linger. For a workout, for relaxation or just to take a stroll – the Alster is always a pleasant experience!

All around the Alster

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Oasis in the city. Außenalster

The Alster divides into the Binnen- and Außenalster at the Lombardsbrücke bridge. The Außenalster in particular offers excellent recreational opportunities with its numerous parks and adjacent sports facilities. The banks of the Alster in Harvestehude, Uhlenhorst and Winterhude are the preferred living quarters of the wealthy Hamburg residents.

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Stroll along the Binnenalster. Jungfernstieg

It is the heart of the city centre for many locals and tourists: the Jungfernstieg - a diverse connection between the Inner Alster and the surrounding shops and attractions.


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