Hamburger Dom, Hafengeburtstag (harbor birthday), Alstervergnügen – many of Hamburg´s major events are famous way beyond the city limits and attract millions of people from near and far. The Hafengeburtstag especially, with its ships´parade, breaks new visitor records year after year. In 2009, 1.2 million people attended the world´s largest harbor festival. But the banks of the Elbe are not the only places to party. The Hamburger Dom carnival takes place three times a year at Heiligengeistfeld close to Reeperbahn. A total of 9 million visitors come to the stalls and rides of Northern Germany´s largest carnival every year.