Jul 16 – 19, 2024
Europe/Berlin timezone

City of Hamburg

With 1.8 million inhabitants, Hamburg is the second-biggest city in Germany and it offers singular features to its guests: Arts and culture at its finest, worldwide successful musicals, superior and entertaining theatre, excellent restaurants, exquisite shopping possibilities, exciting night life and loads of historical landmarks, that were left by the 1200 years old history of the city.


„Michel“ Church – Hamburg‘s Landmark

St. Michaelis church, built from 1751 – 1762, is not only the most important baroque church building in northern Germany but also features the biggest German church clock. Its tower, the „Michel“, is 132 metres high and has a viewing platform  from which you can watch Port and City undisturbedly. Every day at 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Turmblasen (tower music) takes place.

Englische Planke 1a, 20459 Hamburg.


Port of Hamburg

Germany‘s largest seaport is also one of Europe‘s leading transit ports. Tour this world-class container port on a harbour barge, take in the unique warehouse complex on a fleet tour or stroll along the Elbe river.



HafenCity is a new district of Hamburg and covers an area of 157 hectares, making it one of the most prominent inner-city waterfront development projects in the world. Based on a new concept for urban living, it will increase the size of Hamburg City by 40 percent. Between the historic Speicherstadt warehouse district and the River Elbe a new city with a cosmopolitan mix of homes, service businesses, culture, leisure, tourism and commerce is emerging. Structures typical of a port will be retained.



The Elbphilharmonie (also known as the Elphi) is a concert hall in Hamburg that was completed in November 2016 and has been a Hamburg landmark ever since. A visit to the Elbphilharmonie is a special experience for all senses.


Platz der Deutschen Einheit 4, 20457 Hamburg


Hamburger Kunsthalle

The museum houses an important collection of painting from the 19th century with works from Max Liebermann, Philipp Otto Runge, Caspar David Friedrich, Adolf Menzel. The Gallerie der Gegenwart is devoted to modern arts from the early 20th century, e.g. Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, and Max Beckmann, and art after 1945. www.hamburger-kunsthalle.de

Glockengießerwall, 20095 Hamburg.


International Maritime Museum Hamburg

The exhibition at the International Maritime Museum Hamburg (IMMH) focuses on new horizons, it tells the stories of discoverers and conquerors, of captains and seamen. In short, an expedition through 3,000 years of the history of humanity. On 10 stories and more  than 11,000 square metres of exhibition space, the visitors can experience shipping and marine history from 3,000 years. Over several decades, Professor Peter Tamm senior has collected about 26,000 ship models, 50,000 construction plans, 5,000 paintings and graphics, more than 2,000 films, 1.5 million photos, 120,000 books and numerous nautical devices, historical uniforms, militaries and maritime objects. 


Kaispeicher B, Koreastrasse 1, 20457 Hamburg.


State Opera

The Hamburg State Opera is one of the world's leading opera houses. It looks back on a history of more than 300 years with ups and downs. Well-known musical celebrities such as Wagner, Verdi and Handel have played a decisive role in its development.


Dammtorstraße 28, 20354 Hamburg.


Clubs, Bars & Restaurants

The Altona / Ottensen districts offers a large variety of bars and restaurants. Using public transportation, please exit at station Altona, www.hvv.de.



Hamburg is a wonderful city for shopping. No other city boasts as many elegant, covered arcades but what makes it particularly special is the variety of shops and merchandise. Leading department stores, designer boutiques and unique shops mingle with fine restaurants, trendy cafés, coffee, snack and wine bars. Shopping concentrates around Mönckebergstrasse and the area between Rathausmarkt and Jungfernstieg. Several shopping malls, such as the Europa Passage (www.europa-passage.de) and the Hanseviertel (www.hanseviertel.de) with a wide range of shops are located here.

Shops in the city center are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00 – 20.00.