With celebrated productions by Stage Entertainment such as Disney's LION KING, Disney's FROZEN and, after 20 years, finally MAMMA MIA! again, Hamburg plays in the top league of musical cities worldwide. St. Pauli musicals such as Heiße Ecke complement the diverse offerings of the musical metropolis of Hamburg and make every trip to Hamburg an experience.
Hamburg also has a lot to offer in terms of first-class shows. Exclusively in Hamburg: The eighth part of the Harry Potter saga, the magical play HARRY POTTER AND CURSED CHILD, which continues the story of the famous wizard. At the Schmidt Theatre, cheeky productions such as Caveman or Schmidt Mitternachtsshow will make you laugh. The varied programme is rounded off with changing shows at the Hansa Varieté.
Hamburg's musical scene shines all over the world. With no less than four large Stage Theatres, Hamburg is the German capital of musicals and regularly presents German and European premieres. CATS, KINKY BOOTS and the Udo Lindenberg musical HINTERM HORIZONT are just a few examples. But it also works the other way around: in 2014, ROCKY, a production created in Germany, was exported to Broadway for the first time and subsequently won the Tony Award for Best Stage Design.
The undisputed No. 1 is and remains Disney's global success THE KING OF THE LIONS. Simba, Nala and Rafiki have been at home at the Stage Theater im Hafen for more than 20 years and have already transported more than 11 million spectators to the savannah of Africa. But even away from the big theatres, many show sensations play an important role in Hamburg's entertainment scene: the neighbourhood highlight Heiße Ecke has been providing merry laughter and humid evenings at Schmidts TIVOLI since 2003.
In November 2023, TANZ DER VAMPIRE - Das Musical comes to the city on the Elbe. The eerily beautiful performance thrills with impressive costumes and rocking songs. TANZ DER VAMPIRE replaces HAMILTON at the Stage Operettenhaus.
The combination of a city break and a visit to a musical makes your short trip to Hamburg a very special experience. With our attractive travel packages you can combine an overnight stay in a hotel with a visit to a musical. Alternatively, we also offer you the option of combining hotel and experiences according to your own wishes. Book your musical tickets conveniently with our best seat booking or select your favourite seat in the hall plan booking. At Hamburg Tourismus you also benefit from many offers and promotions - for example with the Hamburg CARD (up to 10% off the ticket price) or with the family days (up to 15% discount).
Whether it's just a weekend or a whole week - design your holiday to suit you: start your trip with a harbour tour, for example, and get to know Hamburg from the water side. In the gastronomic scene you can enjoy both typical Hamburg cuisine and excellent international cuisine. And on a shopping stroll through Hamburg's city centre and districts, you can simply unwind.
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