The tugboat ballet at the Hamburg Port Anniversary is a unique and impressive show.
When the tugboats on the Elbe start to dance, it's time again for the worldwide unique Schlepperballet at the HAMBURG PORT ANNIVERSARY. The famous tugboat ballet, which traditionally takes place on Saturday afternoon, is one of the highlights of every Hamburg Port Anniversary. Year after year, enthusiastic fans watch the spectacle live on location at the Landungsbrücken and at home on TV. It seems almost magical how the heavy tugs turn pirouettes to classical music and sway in the Elbe in harmony to the melody.
When selecting the music last year, he focused on classical music: "For years, I have been working on the music to which the tugboats can move best and i would like to show that there are beautiful works in classical music in particular, to which tugboats can dance and make figures. In addition to classical works by Verdi and Tchaikovsky, the tugboats danced to titles from well-known films such as "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Beyond Africa" last year. The traditional final song of the tugboat ballet is "In Hamburg sagt man Tschüss" by Heidi Kabel, to which the tugboats form a circle and bid farewell to the audience.