Find the best events taking place during your stay in Hamburg.
The Hamburg Fischmarkt is the most popular and traditional market of the city and a meeting point for locals as well as for visitors from around the world. Stroll through all the market stalls offering fresh fish, baskets full of fresh fruits, tropical flowers, clothes, souvenirs and much more. This world-famous market takes place every Sunday down by the river Elbe in Hamburg Altona and is a must-see during your stay in Hamburg. Enjoy live music at the market hall in the early morning and experience the special atmosphere.
Authentic market experience
Traditional and most popular market in Hamburg
ITU World Triathlon Hamburg
Take part in the world's biggest triathlon in Hamburg: Join one of the sprint distances, the Olympic distances or the relay. The route of the ITU World Triathlon Hamburg leads through the beautiful city centre along Alster, Elbchaussee and Rathausmarkt.
World's biggest triathlon
6 - 7 July 2019
Altonale is the largest cultural district festival in Hamburg. Visitors can look forward to music, sport, art and culinary highlights during this festival. For over two weeks, several places througout the city will be characterized by literature, film, art, theatre and music. The highlight of the Altonale is a street festival at the end. Feel welcome and enjoy the festivities from 31 May to 16 June 2019.
Art, music, literature
31 May to 16 June 2019
Lion King musical
"The Lion King” is a musical based on the 1994 Disney animated film of the same name with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice along with the musical score created by Hans Zimmer with choral arrangements by Lebo M. The musical features actors in animal costumes as well as giant puppets.
Lion King Disney musical
During the festive season, the city of Hamburg invites you to several Christmas markets. You can marvel at Santa's sleight in the sky at the historic Rathausmarkt Christmas market daily at 4.00 pm, 6.00 pm and 8.00 pm. Enjoy great views of the bustling Christmas market from the top of the historic big wheel at the Christmas market along the Alster.
A colourful and pleasant parade through the festive and decorated city centre takes place every advent Saturday.
Christmas market Rathausmarkt: 26 November - 23 December 2018
Christmas market Jungfernstieg: 26 November - 23 December 2018
Long night of the museums
Visit Hamburg's museums the whole night. Different museums in the whole city open their doors until 2 am.
Long Night of the Museums
About 60 selected museums
Opening hours until 2am
Discover, enjoy, experience and be amazed
Each year the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg celebrates the birthday of its harbour. More than a million domestic and foreign visitors come annually to the maritime people's festival of superlatives and let themselves be inspired in the heart of Hamburg by ships from all over the world. On shore, there are more than 200 programme items, with music, cultural and culinary displays, giving a wide range of activities and fun for adults and children.
World's greatest port festival every May
Maritime programme for the whole family
More than 200 programme items
10 - 13 May 2019
This is an event with a tradition and a celebration for the entire city. Everybody visiting the inner Alster during the Alstervergnügen festivities may expect a mixed bag of amusements including a family and cultural programme on various stages, exciting shows on the water, a dance floor, cabaret and street theatre, a Ferris wheel and fireworks in the evening.