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Kunstmeile Hamburg presents new 3-day pass at ITB Berlin

Hamburg, 7 March 2018 (HHT) The Kunstmeile Hamburg, an association of five renowned art institutions in Hamburg’s city centre, presented a new ticket type at this year’s ITB Berlin: the 3-day pass provides visitors with unlimited access to all five museums on three consecutive days. At a price of 25 euro, the 3-day pass is ideal for a city break in Hamburg with a cultural twist. The pass is valid for the following institutions: Kunsthalle Hamburg, Museum for Arts and Crafts Hamburg (MKG), Bucerius Kunst Forum, Deichtorhallen Hamburg as well as Kunstverein Hamburg. 

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Elbphilharmonie & music city of Hamburg: selected highlights for 2018

Hamburg, 09 March 2018 (HHT) – This week, visitors to ITB Berlin, the world’s largest tourism trade fair, will have the opportunity to experience the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg in 3D and in 360° views via an interactive mega touchscreen. The iconic new concert hall underscores Hamburg’s world repute as a dynamic city of music that doesn’t fit into any particular musical pigeonhole.

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"The Chug Club 2017 © Tim Gerdts"
The Chug Club 2017 © Tim Gerdts

Star-studded restaurants and culinary geeks: exploring Hamburg’s vibrant food and drink scene

Hamburg, 08 March 2018 (HHT) – Hamburg is a city of contrast and seeming opposites, and this is particularly true when it comes to wining and dining. Today, Hamburg boasts more Michelin-star restaurants than ever – and at the same time the city is increasingly turning into a hotspot for a young, creative food and beverage scene, with original concepts that are definitely worthwhile trying.

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Hamburg’s booming hotel market: new concepts in 2018

Hamburg, 05 March 2018 (HHT) ­– Opened but a year ago, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has proven to be a true magnet for visitors from near and far: in 2017, the number of overnight stays in Hamburg increased by almost four percent when compared to the preceding year. The BBC recently published a list of the world’s eight most accomplished buildings in 2017, and of course Hamburg’s new concert hall is one of them. Other international media, such as Lonely Planet and the LA Times, celebrate Hamburg as one of the most exciting travel destinations worldwide.

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Hamburg Ballet: Tour to Japan with three ballet productions by John Neumeier (Feb. 2-17)

Performances of the Hamburg Ballet in Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo and ROHM Theater, Kyoto

The Hamburg Ballet has started its eigth tour to Japan during which the company will perform three ballet productions by John Neumeier from the 2nd until the 17th of February: "Lady of the Camellias", "Nijinsky" and "The World of John Neumeier", a ballet gala with narration by the Chief Choreographer of the Hamburg Ballet himself.

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“Window Waltz”: a musical New Year’s greeting from the window cleaners of the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Hamburg (HMG). Ever since its grand opening in January 2017, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has been providing a stage for unforgettable music events. And now, as the new year is here, the concert hall has issued a very special musical New Year's greeting: the “Window Waltz”. As a tongue-in-cheek tribute to Viennese New Year's traditions, four industrial climbers from the façade cleaning team of Hamburg's new landmark are playing the Blue Danube Waltz – from outside the building and with their work equipment. Youtube link:

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Topp 10 städerna 2018 – kärleksförklaring till Hamburg

Hamburg (HHT). Redan i januari utsåg New York Times Hamburg till en av "52 Places to Go". Elbemetropolen var som enda tyska stad med på rankingen och hamnade till och med på plats 10. Nu har en redaktör på den ansedda tidningen tillbringat en helg i Hamburg inom ramen av reseserien "36 Hours". Och han är lyrisk över hansestaden vid floden Elbe. Dessutom har den kända reseguiden Lonely Planet utsett Hamburg till ett av topp 10-stadsresmålen för 2018. Hansestaden ligger på plats fyra.


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Top 10 byer 2018: Kærlighedserklæring til Hamborg

Hamborg (HHT). Allerede i januar udnævnte New York Times Hamborg til et af de 52 steder i verden, man skal have set ("52 Places to Go"). Som eneste tyske destination kom den nordtyske metropol ind på listen og landede på en tiendeplads. Nu har en redaktør fra selvsamme avis så tilbragt en weekend i Hamborg i forbindelse med rejseserien "36 Hours" – og han kan næsten ikke få armene ned igen. Herudover har den populære rejseguide Lonely Planet tildelt Hamborg en fjerdeplads på listen over byernes top 10 i 2018.


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Lonely Planet and The New York Times declare love for Hamburg

The New York Times sounds like a “Hamburg fan” in a recent article of the “36 Hours in …” series, published on October 19, 2017. This comes just as the Lonely Planet travel guide put Hamburg fourth among the “Top 10” cities to visit in 2018. In January, The New York Times ranked Hamburg tenth among “52 Places to Go“ in 2017, and the only German destination on the list.

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Hamburg is bringing back the summer: URBAN.SHORE presents the rawness and beauty of Hamburg’s waterside

Autumn is inevitable in the north and the pre-Christmas mood leaves something to be desired. This is the best time to call back a bit of that summer feeling and remember the warm season by the water.  Through its URBAN.SHORE campaign, the German city of Hamburg invites you to visit to discover its urban coastline, using videos, 360° photographs, and social media.

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