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Press services: Overview

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

© Christian Bruch

Culture at the waterside: Elbphilharmonie, Elbfest and Harbour Front Literature Festival invite you to discover HAMBURG’S URBAN SHORE

Hamburg, 14 September 2018 – Countless events in and around Hamburg’s port continue to attract culture lovers from all over the world. On 22 and 23 September, for instance, Hamburg will be celebrating its maritime heritage as part of the Elbfest Hamburg festival, with event venues that include historical ships, harbour facilities, and the Port Museum.

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© Christian Bruch

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg featured in TIME MAGAZINE’s “World’s Greatest Places 2018”

Hamburg, 23 August 2018 – The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has been selected as one of TIME Magazine's 2018 World's Greatest Places, its was announced today. The prestigious editorial ranking again puts Hamburg’s year-and-a-half old concert hall and iconic landmark building into the international Spotlight.

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URBAN.SHORE ©Jan Traupe

Hamburg means life at the waterside: HAMBURG`S URBAN.SHORE in midsummer

Hamburg, 31 July 2018 – Northern Germany is currently experiencing an exceptional summer straight out of a picture book. This is despite the fact that Hamburg, in particular, has a completely different reputation in other regions: “It rains for one half of the year and the rest of the time the weather is just bad”, they say. 

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Without Boundaries ©Asger Jorn

Asger Jorn trækker internationale kunstelskere til Hamborg

Hamborg, juni 2018 – En af de største danske kunstnere bliver en af sommerens helt store trækplastre i Hamborg, der sikkert også vil lokke mange danskere til den nordtyske kunst- og kulturby. Fra 22. juni til 23. september 2018 præsenterer Museum Deichtorhallen under overskriften “Asger Jorn – Without Boundaries“ et koncentreret udvalg af 60 værker af den danske billedkunstner, der også nød international berømmelse.

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© Martin Errichiello & Filippo Menichetti

"Breaking Point. Searching for Change": 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg now opening

Hamburg, May 2018 (HHT) – The 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, one of the world’s largest photography festivals, has opened its gates – and is more political than ever. Revolving around the core theme “Breaking Point. Searching for Change”, the 2018 programme is presented in cooperation with major museums, galleries and cultural institutions. With 120 events and exhibitions at 50 venues scheduled between June and September, Hamburg has become this summer’s hotspot for international photography.

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Hamburg Tourismus © Andreas Vallbracht

Hamburg’s cruise year 2018: from first female captain to the largest ocean giants

Hamburg, April 2018 (HHT) – The first highlight of Hamburg’s upcoming cruise season will be commanded by a woman: on 7 April 2018 the AIDAsol arrived in Hamburg under the navigation of Germany’s very first female cruise ship captain. The arrival of the AIDAsol will also mark the beginning of the 2018 port season, with an expected 220 arrivals by 50 ships operated by 26 shipping companies and more than 880,000 cruise passengers – an increase of 10 percent compared with 2017.

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Hamburg Tourismus © Cooper Copter GmbH

Panik City: Udo Lindenberg’s interactive exhibition in the heart of Hamburg’s St Pauli neighbourhood

Hamburg, 20 March 2018 (HHT) – German rock legend Udo Lindenberg and Hamburg have been bound by strong ties for decades: Hamburg is the place where Lindenberg kicked off his music career in the wild 70s, the place where he has given countless iconic live concerts, and the city is even home to a dedicated Udo Lindenberg musical. And now Lindenberg, a long-term resident of Hamburg’s eminent Atlantic hotel, has been looking to create something even more lasting. Needless to say that a traditional museum was not what he had in mind – which is why he decided to go with an interactive, digital approach. Since 20 March 2018 visitors can experience the life and works of Udo Lindenberg as part of Panik City, a spectacular multimedia exhibition in the very heart of the St Pauli neighbourhood. For all those looking to explore this world of experience first-hand, Hamburg Tourismus is offering a package deal for a short break in Hamburg that includes arrival by Deutsche Bahn (ICE within Germany) as well as three overnight stays in Hamburg – available from €189.  

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3-Tage-Kunstmeilenpass © Matthias Schönebäumer

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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Hamburg Tourismus © Cooper Copter GmbH

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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Elbphilharmonie: Ode to Joy - Grand Opening Light Show