G20 Summit in Hamburg 2017

(Click into picture to download / Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and historic warehouse district / © Jörg Modrow)

Hamburg will host the twelfth G20 Summit on the 7th and 8th of July, 2017. More than twenty Heads of State or Government as well as representatives of international organisations will meet at the Messehallen Convention Centre.

A major trade hub, Hamburg boasts Europe's third-largest port, cutting-edge architecture, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and a history of international relations — an excellent location for the twelfth G20 Summit. Get familiar with the city of Hamburg and its Hanseatic legacy.

In the run up and during G20 Summit 2017 you will find here information, text material and photos helping you in your editorial work. More information about activities and events at G20 Summit in Hamburg 2017.

For residents and visitors to Hamburg, information about the planned security measures, public transport and accessibility during the Summit has been provided here, too.

First Mayor's Greeting and Statements

First Mayor Olaf Scholz

Welcome of the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and official statements concerning G20:

English: Greetings from the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

English: Statements of the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

German: State­ment vom Erster Bürgermeister der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg

Chinese: Statements of the First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Further information about Hamburg

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

With its opening in January 2017, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg became the centre of attraction for all who live in Hamburg as well as for visitors from all over the world. In the flow of the Elbe and surrounded on three sides by water, the spectacular building houses three concert halls, a large music education area, a hotel and the public Plaza, which offers visitors an unparalleled panoramic view over the city.


On Friday night the G20's political Leaders will enjoy a concert at Hamburg's new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie. There will be a livestream available here.

If you would like to embed the livestream on your website please contact joerg.neuenfeld@bpa.bund.de.

Further Information on the satelite stream for TV is available here.

Hamburg Messe und Congress

Hamburg Messe and Congress Center Hamburg is a cutting-edge trade fair and convention complex in a very central location. Altogether, 87,000 m² of exhibition space are available to exhibitors and visitors. More than 400 events visited by over a million people are held annually in the grounds of Hamburg Messe and Congress GmbH.

For further information please visit the website of Hamburg Messe und Congress 

HafenCity Hamburg

Hamburg is reinventing itself – and grasping a unique opportunity to grow its city centre by around 40 percent. HafenCity Hamburg, the largest urban development project in Europe, is being built on 157 hectares in the former harbour district. Located directly on the Elbe and directly at the port, a new city district is being created to provide a unique mix of culture and leisure, urban living and working, shopping and dining.

For further information please visit the website of HafenCity Hamburg

Facts & Figures about Hamburg

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg lies in the North German plain on the lower reaches of the Elbe, around 100 kilometres from the river’s estuary on the North Sea. With 1.8 million inhabitants on an area covering 755.3 square kilometres, Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city after Berlin.


Internationality in Hamburg

There is always a fresh breeze in Hamburg – and not just weather-wise. The vibrant port city of Hamburg attracts businesses, workers and tourists from all around the world. The city’s economy is flourishing amid a multi-cultural environment. Cosmopolitan, creative and colourful: that’s Hamburg in a nutshell.

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Business in Hamburg

World-famous company brands such as Airbus, Beiersdorf, Hapag-Lloyd, Helm, Montblanc, Olympus, OTTO and Tchibo, along with the major publishing houses, all contribute to Hamburg’s economy. Ten of the 100 German companies with the largest turnover (excluding banks and insurance firms) are based in Hamburg.


Tourism in Hamburg

Diversity is certainly one of Hamburg’s strongest assets. The city offers plenty of choice for guests and residents alike. Because Hamburg has that certain something – with a Hanseatic twist. Whether it is music, fashion or multimedia, Hamburg offers something for everyone.



Culture in Hamburg

The UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has approved Hamburg’s application for the “Speicherstadt and Chilehaus with Kontorhaus District” to be included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The decision was made at today’s Committee meeting in Bonn, Germany.



Urban Life in Hamburg

Would you prefer glamourous or alternative, international or tranquil, down-to-earth, maritime or hip? In Hamburg, you don’t have to settle for a particular lifestyle: the city’s 103 districts cater for any atmosphere you would expect from a vibrant, modern metropolitan region – ranging from lively urban settings to idyllic rural neighbourhoods.