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Spectacular cruise ship christening of the new AIDAprima during the 827. PORT ANNIVERSARY HAMBURG

German cruise company AIDA Cruises took the opportunity to present its newest fleet member at the 827. PORT ANNIVERSARY, the AIDAprima, in this stunning setting in the Port of Hamburg. With the spectacular christening ceremony and the impressive AIDA-fireworks it has been the perfect backdrop and the grand finale of the 827. PORT ANNIVERSARY HAMBURG on Saturday evening.

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg is giving away 1,000 tickets for the opening concerts

Hamburg/Los Angeles, May 6, 2016 - The clock is ticking: on January 11 and 12, 2017 the new landmark of the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, the Elbphilharmonie concert hall will celebrate its grand opening. Seats for the two opening concerts in the spectacular new concert hall on the river Elbe are highly coveted and not available on the free market. But the good news is: 1,000 exclusive tickets will be given away in a raffle.

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The world’s biggest maritime festival: Hamburg celebrates its 827th PORT ANNIVERSARY with a four-day party programme

Hamburg, May 4th, 2016 (HHT) – This coming weekend, the north German city of Hamburg is once again hosting the world’s biggest port festival. The 827th PORT ANNIVERSARY will be held from 5 to 8 May – with a four-day programme, and 300 ships and sea-faring vessels that will set the perfect scene on the River Elbe and in the port and attract more than 1.5 million visitors.

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg presents program for inaugural season

On 11 and 12 January 2017, the grand opening of the Elbphilharmonie adds a one-of-a-kind concert hall to Hamburg and unveils a new symbol for the Hanseatic city. Today Christoph Lieben-Seutter, General and Artistic Director of the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle, together with Hamburg’s First Mayor Olaf Scholz, announced the programme for the 2016/17 concert season of both venues.The programme of the very first season that will be played at the concert hall by the Elbe will be top-class, multifaceted and open for everyone.

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MIPIM 2016: Urban, sustainable and innovative – HafenCity Hamburg displays full spectrum of forward-looking urban development

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.

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Hamburg’s tourism sector is looking forward to the city’s new landmark: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to open in January 2017

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.

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Hamburg to present its future high-profile real estate projects at the MIPIM in Cannes

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.

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G20 Summit 2017 to be held in Hamburg

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.”

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#MiniView in Hamburg: World´s biggest model railway digitalized for Street View

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.

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg opens one year from now

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.

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