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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: https://youtu.be/O2Ch167xlMo.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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 www.hamburg-tourismus.de/urbanshore to discover its urban coastline, using videos, 360° photographs, and social media.

The Blue Port Hamburg installation designed by the light artist Michael Batz has been attracting international attention since 2008. Blue light once again transforms the Hanseatic city’s night-time port into a magically glowing stage. In 2017 the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and a number of the other buildings in the Northern European City are bathed in mystical blue light until 10 September.

Following a slightly rainy start to the event on Friday, the weather picked up on the second day of the Hamburg Cruise Days 2017 – attracting the usual number of visitors to the Port of Hamburg and making  the Cruise Days again to the cruise industry’s largest public event worldwide. The highlight of the day was the Grand Hamburg Cruise Days Parade – the biggest in the history of the event, even without one of the originally planned six cruise ships …

Særudstillingen ”Melbye. Maler des Meeres“ på Altona Museum viser fra den 20.9.2017 til den 4.2.2018 et omfattende retrospektiv af en af guldalderens store malere. I anledning af 200 årsdagen for hans fødsel vises et stort antal malerier og tegninger af Anton Melbye for første gang offentligt.

Hamburg, 1 September 2017 (HMG) – This weekend marks the opening of the Elbphiharmonie’s first regular season. Cosmopolitan and full of contrast, Hamburg's new concert hall will be backing its claim to be a house for everyone. In the 2017/2018 season, music lovers from across the globe will be able to enjoy a packed programme, with more than 600 top-class concerts taking place on the premises of this new cultural flagship in Northern Germany. The Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg’s new landmark, is thus all set to continue its amazing success story.

Hamburg, 1 September 2017 (HMG) – From 1 September 2017, the European XFEL – the world’s biggest X-ray laser – will be in regular operation. The €1.22 billion research facility in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region involves eleven European countries.