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.
32.000 visitors from 40 nations, 400 concerts, 200 events and 220 conference items transformed the district of St. Pauli / Hamburg during the last days into Europe´s most creative neighborhood. The Reeperbahn Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary from September 23 to 26 and confirmed its status as Europe´s largest club music festival and hotspot for the international music- and digital industry.
Since 2008, the installation “Blue Port Hamburg” by Artist Michael Batz evokes international awareness. For the Hamburg Cruise Days, the installation puts the Port and the City`s main sights like the new Elbphilharmonic Concert Hall, the St. Michaelis church and the museum ship Cap San Diego in scene and shines a bright blue light on those points of interest every night until September 13th.
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.
The German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB) has voted in March in favour of Hamburg as the official German nominee for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The north German city of Hamburg prevailed over Berlin and aims to present games with short distances, on the water and in the heart of Europe's second largest port.
In recent years, Hamburg / Germany has become an international hotspot for the cruise industry. This September the north German port city will bundle its cruise-themed events: based on the motto "Hamburg welcomes you on board", both the general public and professionals from the cruise sector are invited to join the ten-day programme of events in Hamburg from 04 September to 13 September 2015.