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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

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 www.hamburg-tourismus.de/urbanshore 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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European XFEL: world’s largest X-ray laser to launch in Hamburg

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.

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Miniatur Wonderland Hamburg once again ranked as Germany’s number one tourist attraction

Hamburg, 24 August 2017 (HHT) – A tremendous honour for both Miniatur Wonderland and Hamburg / Germany: for the second consecutive year, international guests to Germany have voted Miniatur Wonderland, the world’s biggest model railway, the number one tourist attraction in Germany. The survey was conducted by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB). Europapark Rust, an adventure park, was ranked second, and Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria came third. As a new entrant to the top 100, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, which opened its gates only recently, shot in at 51st place.

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The meeting of the icons: Elbphilharmonie Hamburg greeted by Queen Mary 2

Yesterday evening witnessed the first meeting of the cruise liner Queen Mary 2 and the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, as the ship was taking a tour of Hamburg’s port. In 2004, when the elegant ocean liner first arrived in Hamburg, it started an unprecedented cruise boom in Northern Germany. It has since been regarded as a maritime icon by the city’s locals and is most warmly welcomed whenever it calls at the port of Hamburg.

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The need-to-know music festivals in Hamburg this summer: MS Dockville and Reeperbahn Festival

MS Dockville Festival: 18 – 20 August

Now in its 11th year, music and visual arts festival MS Dockville is a go-to for the alternative music scene. Revellers can look forward to a diverse line-up of headline names supported by an array of emerging musicians, set against the backdrop of Hamburg’s industrial docklands.

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg as a stage for world politics: political leaders meet at Hamburg’s new landmark as part of G20 summit

This year’s G20 summit of heads of state and government takes place in the north German port city of Hamburg on 7 and 8 July. In addition to venues at the Hamburg Messe exhibition grounds in the heart of the city, Hamburg’s new concert hall, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, which opened in January 2017, will play an important role. In the context of the summit, Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited the heads of state and government, as well as the representatives of the international organisations and guest countries to attend a concert in the Elbphilharmonie on the first night of the G20 summit.

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Elbphilharmonie: Ode to Joy - Grand Opening Light Show