Here to play: Handball EM 2024 in Hamburg
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All you need to know for your visit to the European Handball Championship Here to play, here to explore

Handball and Hamburg, sport and entertainment: experience the best of both worlds at once. The exciting matches of the European Handball Championship 2024 from 17 to 23 January 2024 and the charm and urbanity of the maritime Hanseatic city await you. Be it sightseeing around the many sights of the metropolis, a shopping trip or enjoying Hamburg's diverse gastronomy scene. Enjoy the varied games in the Barclays Arena, and unravel the enchantment of this waterfront gem. So, when will you be joining us?

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European Handball Championship 2024

Handball in Hamburg

Sport has been an important part of Hamburg for decades. However, Hamburg is not only associated with football and sailing, but also has a varied sports scene. Handball is also firmly anchored in the identity of the Hanseatic city. Women's, men's and youth teams compete for titles in various leagues from district to state.

January 2024 will see a special highlight in Hamburg handball: From 17 to 23 January 2024, the two best teams from Groups D, E and F will play in the three main rounds of the biggest European Men's Handball Championship to date. The European Championship will be held in Germany for the first time, namely in the Barclays Arena in Hamburg. Tickets for the European Handball Championship are already available! You can find more inspiration for a perfect stay in Hamburg here.

Our top recommendations Enjoy Hamburg at night

Hamburg offers the perfect entertainment programme for your visit to the European Handball Championship. Take the S-Bahn from the Barclays Arena directly into the city centre and look forward to an exciting nightlife, excellent gastronomy and sociable live concerts.

Große Freiheit auf der Reeperbahn
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Famous Reeperbahn Clubs

The clubs on the Reeperbahn in Hamburg have a legendary reputation and have often seen one or the other star. We will show you which clubs are worth a visit.

Famous Reeperbahn Clubs
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Concerts & Live Music

Every year Hamburg hosts rousing concerts of all genres. And not without reason: With the Barclaycard-Arena, the Markthalle or the Mojo-Club, Hamburg has the most beautiful location in Germany for the most electrifying events.

Concerts & Live Music
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From cosy to rustic Rustic pubs in Hamburg

From historic inns to charming corner pubs - Hamburg offers a variety of authentic pubs for a cosy evening in a relaxed atmosphere.

Rustic pubs in Hamburg

Exclusively picked out for you The best tips for your visit in January

Hamburg is colorful, honest, individual but also Hanseatic, traditional and familiar and there is something for everyone. Choose from our popular indoor activities. Whether cozy with a beer in one of the many breweries, with your loved ones in the Miniature Wonderland - the world´s largest model railway! - or in the underwater world in the tropical aquarium, relaxing in the thermal bath and spa or in the ten best shopping centers. Which one do you pick?

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Pure fascination! Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg

The Miniatur Wunderland in Speicherstadt Hamburg is the must-see for all railway enthusiasts, world-deckers, families, and every other visitor to…

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The art of brewing up close Ratsherrn Brauereiführung - Brewery Tour

The Ratsherrn Brauerei (brewery) is located in the Schanzenhöfe in the heart of Hamburg. Here you can take a look behind the scenes and learn…

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Endless shopping Hamburg's Best Shopping Centres


Hamburg is home to many shopping centres. The large ones offer much more than just shopping opportunities and restaurants.

Hamburg's Best Shopping Centres
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City Tours The Red Double-Deckers

The Alster, Jungfernstieg, St Michaelis church: see what Hamburg has to offer by taking the city tour on classic busses. You can simply get on and off…

The Red Double-Deckers
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Wellness for body and senses Hot spas and thermal springs


Just indulge your body & soul for once, enjoy peace and quiet and forget about everything with a relaxing massage. In a calm and warm atmosphere,…

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An expedition through the tropics of Hamburg. Hagenbeck Tropical Aquarium

Enjoy the fabulous feeling of being in the middle of the habitats of exotic animals. Among the animals that you can see close up are free-roaming…

Hagenbeck Tropical Aquarium

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