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Hamburg’s top five Christmas highlights for 2018: with Christmas markets, shopping, and culinary adventures

Hamburg, 26. November 2018 – There is always lots going on in Hamburg, and there are thousands of good reasons to visit this Hanseatic city. And yet in the coming weeks of December there are five highlights in particular you shouldn't miss out on:

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© Claudia Hohne

“Identity” as core theme of 2019 Hamburg International Music Festival: advance bookings available for over 50 concerts

Hamburg, 20/11/2018 – “Identity” will be the core theme of the fourth Hamburg International Music Festival, which will take place from 27 April to 29 May 2019.

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© Jörg Modrow

Christmas in Hamburg 2018: markets, shopping, and seasonal delights

Hamburg, 19 November 2018 (HHT) – Towards the end of this month, Hamburg will once again be transformed into the Christmas capital of Northern Germany: from 26 November, as many as 18 Christmas markets will dress the city in a festive robe, attracting over six million visitors.

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© Christian Spahrbier

Waterside events in Hamburg: a foretaste of the 2019 summer programme

Hamburg, 07 November 2018 - The 2018 summer in Hamburg was a real joy even before it had begun. With plenty of warm days, conditions were excellent for all those Hamburg events that were staged by or on the water. Naturally, anticipation is high for the events lined up for 2019, such as the Hamburg Port Anniversary, the Elbjazz Festival, the Hamburg Cruise Days festival and other highlights.

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© Christian Bruch

Culture at the waterside: Elbphilharmonie, Elbfest and Harbour Front Literature Festival invite you to discover HAMBURG’S URBAN SHORE

Hamburg, 14 September 2018 – Countless events in and around Hamburg’s port continue to attract culture lovers from all over the world. On 22 and 23 September, for instance, Hamburg will be celebrating its maritime heritage as part of the Elbfest Hamburg festival, with event venues that include historical ships, harbour facilities, and the Port Museum.

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© Christian Bruch

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg featured in TIME MAGAZINE’s “World’s Greatest Places 2018”

Hamburg, 23 August 2018 – The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has been selected as one of TIME Magazine's 2018 World's Greatest Places, its was announced today. The prestigious editorial ranking again puts Hamburg’s year-and-a-half old concert hall and iconic landmark building into the international Spotlight.

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URBAN.SHORE ©Jan Traupe

Hamburg means life at the waterside: HAMBURG`S URBAN.SHORE in midsummer

Hamburg, 31 July 2018 – Northern Germany is currently experiencing an exceptional summer straight out of a picture book. This is despite the fact that Hamburg, in particular, has a completely different reputation in other regions: “It rains for one half of the year and the rest of the time the weather is just bad”, they say. 

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Without Boundaries ©Asger Jorn

Asger Jorn trækker internationale kunstelskere til Hamborg

Hamborg, juni 2018 – En af de største danske kunstnere bliver en af sommerens helt store trækplastre i Hamborg, der sikkert også vil lokke mange danskere til den nordtyske kunst- og kulturby. Fra 22. juni til 23. september 2018 præsenterer Museum Deichtorhallen under overskriften “Asger Jorn – Without Boundaries“ et koncentreret udvalg af 60 værker af den danske billedkunstner, der også nød international berømmelse.

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© Martin Errichiello & Filippo Menichetti

"Breaking Point. Searching for Change": 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg now opening

Hamburg, May 2018 (HHT) – The 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, one of the world’s largest photography festivals, has opened its gates – and is more political than ever. Revolving around the core theme “Breaking Point. Searching for Change”, the 2018 programme is presented in cooperation with major museums, galleries and cultural institutions. With 120 events and exhibitions at 50 venues scheduled between June and September, Hamburg has become this summer’s hotspot for international photography.

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Hamburg Tourismus © Andreas Vallbracht

Hamburg’s cruise year 2018: from first female captain to the largest ocean giants

Hamburg, April 2018 (HHT) – The first highlight of Hamburg’s upcoming cruise season will be commanded by a woman: on 7 April 2018 the AIDAsol arrived in Hamburg under the navigation of Germany’s very first female cruise ship captain. The arrival of the AIDAsol will also mark the beginning of the 2018 port season, with an expected 220 arrivals by 50 ships operated by 26 shipping companies and more than 880,000 cruise passengers – an increase of 10 percent compared with 2017.

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