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The Media Relations Team of Hamburg Marketing GmbH offers comprehensive information and content for media representatives, journalists and bloggers. Our media services include texts, features, listicles, story ideas, photos, videos, television footage,  as well as related links. What is more, we establish relevant contact, organise press trips and provide comprehensive research services relating to core topics from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Our press section is updated on a regular basis, supplying you with latest news and interesting stories from Hamburg.

Upon consultation, our press articles, features and dossiers from the fields of tourism, business, culture and city life can be used free of charge for press purposes. Photos and videos available on our Media Server can be used free of charge for the purpose of editorial coverage .

If you have questions regarding any of the core topics, please do not hesitate to contact our team - we look forward to your ideas and projects.

Latest press releases

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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“Blue Port” Illumination starts spectacular Cruise Week in Hamburg: Seatrade Europe and Hamburg Cruise Days will transform the port of Hamburg into one big stage for the cruise industry

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.

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Hamburg Cruise Days 2017: spectacular parade of cruise liner

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 …

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Hamburg hædrer ”havets maler” fra Danmark

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.

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New season opens on 3 September - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to continue its success story: with a varied programme and world-class music performances

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.

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Elbphilharmonie: Ode to Joy - Grand Opening Light Show