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The northern German city of Hamburg will be presenting with the “HafenCity Hamburg” the full spectrum of successful, urban, sustainable and innovative city development at the MIPIM international real estate fair in Cannes.

Hamburg has established itself as one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe. With the opening of the concert hall “Elbphilharmonie Hamburg” on 11 and 12 January, 2017, the city now offers a unique new travel occasion with high international visibility.

From 15 to 18 March 2016, the world’s real estate scene is going to experience Hamburg’s new landmark – the new Elbphilharmonie Hamburg – at the MIPIM, the international real estate event in Cannes, France. The Elbphilharmonie concert hall is one of the most glamorous and bold upcoming real estate projects in Europe for 2017. This unparalleled architectural icon will travel to the Mediterranean shores to present itself at the MIPIM trade fair.

The city of Hamburg is to host the G20 summit in July 2017. The German chancellor Angela Merkel and the First Mayor of Hamburg Olaf Scholz announced this during the traditional Matthaie-Mahl Friday in the Hamburger Town Hall. Merkel said: “I believe that it is well suited to Hamburg’s cosmopolitanism.”

As of now, Google-Maps user can explore in Hamburg the world´s biggest model railway in Street View. For the first time, miniature Street View cameras have been developed to be able to get unique insights into Hamburg´s Miniatur Wunderland model railway.

Exactly one year before the opening of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg the opening act is definite: the NDR Symphony Orchestra in the hands of Thomas Hengelbrock will be playing on 11th and 12th January 2017 in the great hall. The construction as well as the planning of the concert business are now in their final stages. The new concert house, which is located at Hamburg’s harbor and was designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & De Meuron, is already the new landmark of the city and will be one of the best opera houses worldwide.

The rings are the symbol of the Olympic Games – just like the Olympic flame. 13,000 Hamburg residents showed their enthusiasm for the 2024 Olympic Games today in the Stadtpark Hamburg by forming five huge interlinking rings in the Olympic colours, thereby creating a gigantic 300x300 metre picture that could even be detected by satellite. The event was honoured by Guiness World Records as the largest formation of human Olympic rings.

Hamborg/ København - Hamborg styrker sine relationer til Danmark. Præsidenten for det dansk-tyske handelskammer og koncerndirektør for Rambøll, Jens Peter Saul, blev i dag udnævnt til ulønnet HamburgAmbassador i København af Hamborgs overborgmester Olaf Scholz.

Hamburg strengthens its ties with Denmark. Today, Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz has been appointing Jens-Peter Saul, president of the German-Danish Chamber of Commerce and CEO of Ramboll Group, as honorary HamburgAmbassador in the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

Big fireworks and thousands of visitors said farewell to the “Norwegian Escape” in Hamburg / Germany yesterday evening. The vessel is the world`s newest cruise ship and the largest ship started a cruise from Hamburg so far. The Escape left Hamburg for a maiden voyage taster to Southampton, before setting out for its first transatlantic crossing to Miami on  October 29 where it will be christened on November 9.