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Harbour Birthday 2023 in Hamburg

Each year Hamburg celebrates the greatest port festival in Germany - the Hamburg Harbour Birthday For three days in May Hamburg turns its attention to the habour, cruises, boats and maritime topics. 

From the open parade on the 05th May 2023, to the AIDA fireworks on the 7th May 2023 and 08th May to the grand departure parade on thousands of people sit by the river Elbe and enjoy the fresh fish sandwiches. 

Pay Hamburg a visit from the 05th until the 07th May 2023 and be there to celebrate the Hamburg Harbour Birthday with us.

Since 1977, the Port of Hamburg attracts annually more than one million visitors and is thus the largest harbor festival in the world. There are windjammers, sailing ships, museum ships and cruise boats, emergency rescue boats as well as motor boats. Most of the ships invite you to have a look around and more than 500 entertainers contribute to the fantastic atmosphere. There is something for everyone at the Hamburg harbor festival.

The highlight at the Habor festival

After the spectacular opening parade, there are various events at the harbor festival to discover. On all four days, the approximately 3.5 km long harbor mile invites you to stroll. From the Kehrwiederspitze to the fish auction hall, stalls, handy craft, culinary delights and fairground rides ensure you will have a great time. Live music is played on many stages and visitors are invited to relax. The tugboat ballet at the landing bridges is unique and inspires the spectators worldwide. For an hour the ships move and turn to the beat of the music. A further highlight of the harbor birthdays is the colorful fireworks, which illuminate the evening sky in the most varied colors and give the Hanseatic city a stunning effect. The finish of this unique event  is the grand departure parade.

Travel and accommodation

Around the harbor many streets will be blocked and parking spaces in the immediate vicinity are not available. However, the public transport lines U1 and U3 as well as S1 and S3 will quickly bring you to the highlights of the festival. Choose the relexa hotel Bellevue to stay in Hamburg during this amazing event. We are directly located by the Alster lake and are very centrally. Here you can relax, but also are only 10 minutes away from the main train station. Close to the amusement district of St. Pauli, you can also easily reach other highlights. The relexa hotel Bellevue is ideally suited for a maritime city tour with a visit to Hamburg's harbor birthdays.

Your room at the harbor birthday 2023 at the relexa hotel Bellevue can be booked directly online here or inquire. Please note: The demand for accommodation during this festival is always high. If you would like to book your room at the relexa hotel Bellevue for the Hamburg Habour Birthday, simply complete the form below or book diractely here.

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