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KKE_Thomas_Hermanns_QCC_HHHamburger Comedy Pokal
Hamburg comedy competition, established in 2003. 20 comedians duel with jokes.
›› Last weekend in January, various locations
www.hamburgercomedypokal.de

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February


Weinmesse Hamburg
Biggest wine event in Northern Germany, more than 8,000 visitors.
›› 3 days, Hotel Intercontinental, Fontenay 10, www.hamburgerweinmesse.de


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March


KKE_Dom_5058Hamburger Frühlings-Dom
Northern Germany’s biggest fun fair, held three times a year, 160,000 sq m festival grounds, 3 km of sideshows and rides, more than 260 show people and about 9 million visitors annually.
›› 4 weeks, Heiligengeistfeld, www.hamburger-dom.de

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April


KKE_bucerius-kunst-forumLange Nacht der Museen
More than 40 museums and exhibition sites are open until 2 am in the morning.
›› 1 evening, various locations
www.langenachtdermuseen-hamburg.de

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May


KKE_Hafengeburtstag_7368Hafengeburtstag
The world’s largest harbor festival, more than 1 million visitors, highlights are arrival and departure processions of tall sailing ships and traditional ships. In 2010 the harbor celebrated its 821th birthday.
›› 3 days, Speicherstadt/HafenCity, www.hafengeburtstag.de

 

 

 

 
Hamburg-Sport-RennenHaspa Marathon Hamburg
Traditional Hamburg Marathon across town, more than 23,000 participants.
›› 1 day, Start: Hamburg Messe, St. Petersburger Str. 1, Start: 9 am, Tel. 61 67 73, www.marathon-hamburg.de

 

 

 

 


KKE_japanische_bluetenJapanisches Kirschblütenfest
Traditional festival organized by Japanese citizens who live in Hamburg, fireworks and colorful cultural program plus cherry blossom princess pageant.
›› Around May 19, Außenalster, www.hamburg-tourism.de

 

 

 

 


KKE_HAG_Dschungelnaechte_RGBDschungel-Nächte
Hagenbeck’s jungle nights have been famous way beyond the city limits for more than 20 years; colorful program featuring animals and people, music and show acts throughout the park.
›› 3 evenings between May and June, 6 pm-12 am, Stellingen, U-Bahn U2 or busses 22, 39, 181, 281 bis Haltestelle "Hagenbecks Tierpark", Tel. 5 30 03 30, www.hagenbeck.de

 

 

 
Hamburg-Queen-Mary-2Queen Mary 2
The giant Queen Mary 2 ocean liner will attract thousands of admiring sightseers when the “Lady” drops anchor in Hamburg’s harbor on May 4, 8 and 28; June 1; August 5 and 13. You can see it best from the the View Point in HafenCity.
›› 6 days, HafenCity

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June


KKE_altonale-300dpialtonale
Largest regional cultural festival with street festival, stage acts, antiques & art market, flea market and more.
›› 14 days, Altona, diverse Orte, Kontakt: Bleickenallee 5, Tel. 39 80 69 70, www.altonale.de

 

 

 

 

Eppendorfer Landstraßenfest

One of Hamburg’s largest district festivals, with artists’ market, gourmet section and live entertainment on two stages.
›› 1 weekend, Eppendorfer Landstr., www.ubagentur.de

 Nacht des Wissens
Lectures, experiments, exhibitions, concerts and workshops at universities and other educational institutions, shuttle bus service.
›› 1 evening, various locations, www.nachtdeswissens.de

 
KKE_HHD-07-207Hamburg Harley Days
Motorcyclists’ get-together lasting several days, with large Sunday parade across the city.
››1 weekend, St. Pauli, Landungsbrücken www.hamburgharleydays.de

 

 

 

 

Open-Air Jazzfestival
Free jazz concerts at Plan­ten un Blomen.
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2 days, Planten un Blomen, Info: Jazzbüro, Tel. 6 89 87 68 41 www.jazzhamburg.de

 
Hamburg-Queen-Mary-2Queen Mary 2
›› See May, HafenCity



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July


Hamburger Ballett-Tage
Ballet premieres and repertoire presentations, guest performances and the legendary Nijinski gala will enchant any ballet fan.
›› 2 weeks, Hamburgische Staatsoper, www.hamburgballett.de

Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival
Music festival for fans of classical music, more than 130 concerts, venues all over the state of Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg.
›› July to end of August, www.shmf.de

Schlagermove
Procession of pop song fans with decorated trucks across St. Pauli, up to 500,000 participants.
›› 2 days, Heiligengeistfeld, www.schlagermove.de

Internation. Salsafestival
Workshops, shows and parties dedicated to salsa.
›› 3 days, CCH, www.salsafestival-hamburg.de


KKE_Dom_5058Hamburger Sommer-DOM
›› 4 weeks, see March

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duckstein Festival
Art, culture and culinary delights on Fleet Island, comedy, aerial acrobats, music and international street theater.
›› 1 week, Neustadt, Fleetinsel, www.ducksteinfestival.de

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August


KKE_CSD3_6697Christopher Street Day
Gay Pride street festival with large downtown parade and many parties.
›› 1 week, www.csd-hamburg.de

 

 

 

 

 

Romantik Nächte
Three romantic evenings of classical music and culinary delicacies staged against the backdrop of Hagenbeck Zoo.
›› 3 evenings, Hagenbecks Tierpark, www.hagenbeck-tierpark.de


Hamburg-Queen-Mary-2Queen Mary 2
›› See May, HafenCity

 

 

 

 

 


bike2Vattenfall Cyclassics
Cycle race for pros and amateurs, 20,000 participants, extensive program with cycling fair.
›› 1 day, Mönckebergstr., www.vattenfall-cyclassics.de

 

 

 

 


Hamburg-Astra-TagWelt-Astra-Tag
Open air music festival at the landing stages, lots of beer and great atmosphere.
›› 1 day, Landungsbrücken, www.weltastratag.de


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September


Hamburg-AlsterAlstervergnügen
Giant spectacle around the Inner Alster, theater, shows and international fireworks festival.
›› 4 days, Binnenalster, www.alstervergnuegen.net

 

 

 

 

Drachenbootfestival
The Inner Alster becomes a showplace for the popular dragon boat regatta for two days in September.
›› 2 days, www.enter-dragon.de


hamburg-theater-mm-mich-traegt-eintraumHamburger Theaternacht
Theater, opera, dance, musical, shows, stand-up comedy and vaudeville, more than 30 venues, shuttle bus service between theaters.
›› 1 evening, www.hamburger-theaternacht.de

 

 

 

 

 KKE_Events_Quitscheente_dreamstime_7034954Hamburger Entenrennen
A rubber duck race hotly contested by 10, 000 of the little yellow birdies on the Binnenalster.
›› 1 day, www.entenrennen-hamburg.de

 

 

 

 


KKE_Kai-Wiesinger_filmfestFilmfest Hamburg
About 140 international feature films, eight categories, German, European or world premieres.
›› 10 days, various cinemas, www.filmfesthamburg.de

 

 

 

 


mopslogoKinderKinder-Festival
International music and theater festival for children.
›› 2 months, various locations, Information: KinderKinder e.V.
Holsteinischer Kamp 104, Tel. 29 99 11 37, www.kinderkinder.de

 

 

 

 

Harbour Front Literaturfestival
This international literature festival includes more than 60 events covering the whole harbor area, including a Salonbar on the Cap San Diego museum freighter ship.
›› 10 days, www.harbour-front-hamburg.com

Pyro Games
German and foreign fireworks professionals compete to prove their pyrotechnic skills.
›› 1 day, Trabarena Bahrenfeld, www.pyrogames.de

Reeperbahn-Festival
3-day music festival on the Reeperbahn.
›› 3 days, Spielbudenplatz, www.reeperbahnfestival.com

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October


Hamburger Jazztage
Bands from Hamburger and international guests perform on a large stage.
›› 2 days, Kampnagel, information: Jazzbüro, Tel. 6 89 87 68 41, www.jazzhamburg.de

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November


KKE_HOLIDAY-ON-ICEHoliday on Ice
Ice skating show, featuring colorful costumes and lighting effects.
›› 5 days, Color Line Arena, www.holidayonice.com

 

 

 

 

 

H_KKE_Dom_5045Hamburger Winter-DOM
›› 4 weeks, see March
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December


Weihnachtsmarkt1Weihnachtsmärkte
›› Altstadt, Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz, daily 10 am-10 pm
›› Altstadt, Rathausmarkt, daily 11 am-9 pm
›› Neustadt, Gänsemarkt, daily 11 am-9 pm
›› Eimsbüttel, Osterstraße
›› Ottensen, at EKZ Mercado

 

 

 

New Year´s Eve
At midnight on the dot, all of Hamburg comes together on the landing stages to enjoy the spectacular fireworks.
›› Fireworks at Landungsbrücken

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