…because Hamburg would not be the same without its huge portfolio of great events!
Whether the port anniversary, Hamburg Cruise Days, Hamburg Cyclassics, the Schlagermove, the Hamburg DOM, the various theatre- and musical plays or the numerous Christmas markets in the Christmas season – Hamburg is always worth a visit! Get to know the city's best events and find out which event will take place while you will be staying at the ARCOTEL Rubin Hamburg!
There is no event as famous and popular as the annual port anniversary. In the year 2019, the Hanseatic city is even celebrating its 830th anniversary – a giant celebration involving more than 300 ships. Whether tall ships, museum ships, traditional barges or the big cruise giants - look forward to the largest harbor festival in the world, attracting more than 1 million visitors each year. Do not miss the ships entry and exit parade – a special highlight you will never forget! Next year, there is even another giant event taking place – the Hamburg Cruise Days. 12 cruise ships will array the city's harbor and some arrivals are already confirmed such as of the AIDAperla, Mein Schiff 4, the MSC Preziosa and the Europa by Hapag Lloyd Cruises. Every two years you can enjoy this special event, whose great cruise ships parade will enthrall, accompanied by a spectacular light and pyro show. Do not miss the Blue Port! The Blue Port captivates every visitor - more than 100 objects, buildings, ships or cranes in Hamburg will be illuminated in a mystical, blue light. WOW!
Each year, Hamburg is hosting a great variety of events catering the needs and wants of sport lovers. If you love cycling – the Hamburg Cyclassics may be appealing to you. Whether 60,100 or 160 kilometres – get involved in a cycling race! You are a passionate runner? Participate in the HASPA Marathon Hamburg – Germany's largest spring marathon with more than 25.000 runners. Are you ready?
Hamburg is known for its diverse and large portfolio of cultural offers. Especially the theatre plays of the Schmidt Tivoli and the St. Pauli Theatre are popular in Hamburg. To name a view – "die heiße Ecke" or "Monsieur Claude und seine Töchter" gained much attention and recognition, however, can be viewed in the German language only. Nearby the ARCOTEL Rubin Hamburg you will find the Hansa Varieté Theater – Germany's oldest varieté- theatre. If you like acting, acrobatics and fine food – PALAZZO is your place to go to!
Pictures: Brinkhoff/Mögenburg, Palazzo Produktionen GmbH, Oliver Fantitsch
Every summer, Hamburgs citizen are looking forward to a very special event - the Schlagermove. With the Schlagermove – the world's biggest pop party is taking place throughout the streets if St. Pauli. Starting at the Heiligengeistfeld, a parade is heading to the Landungsbrücken, attracting more than 350.000 pop fans every year. Three times a year the Hamburg DOM excites tourists as well as locals. Look forward to fast roller coasters, spooky ghost trains, a nostalgic chain carousel and a ferris wheel, offering a gigantic view over St. Pauli. More than 200 attractions can be found on the 1.6 kilometre so-called "DOM mile" and also gourmet fans will find their perfect meal. The special highlight: Every Friday at 10.30 pm, the DOM fireworks enchant Hamburgs sky.
During the Christmas season, Hamburg is turning into a Christmas Wonderland. In every part of the city, you will find numerous Christmas markets. Especially the following gained much popularity – the historical Christmas market at the town hall, the "Weißer Zauber" at the Jungfernstieg, the Santa Pauli at the Reeperbahn and the Winter Pride in St. Georg. Our recommendation: Find out in advance at what times Santa Claus is flying with his sleigh over the Christmas market at the town hall - a special experience for all ages. You are looking for an extravagant, different Christmas market? Visit the Santa Pauli – here you will find live-music, a strip tent and special drink creations far away from the usal ones you get at a Christmas market.