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Important Dates

Important Dates

From public holidays to the Port Anniversary and the Reeperbahn festival ─ here's the calendar with Hamburg's most important dates.

Dates you can't miss in Hamburg

Not entirely sure about public holiday regulations? Or just looking out the window and wondering what all the fuzz is about, or why the shops are closed? Here’s a list of important dates for your Hamburg calendar.    

Date

Event or Holiday

Description

January 1st

New Year's Day

Public Holiday

March ─ April

FrühlingsDOM (lit.: Spring Dome)

Funfair

Fri, Sun, Mon ─ varies, late March ─ late April

Easter and Karfreitag (Good Friday)

Public Holidays

May 1st

Tag der Arbeit (Labour Day)

Public Holiday

May

Osterstrassenfest

Eppendorfer Landstrasse Fest

St.Georg Stadtteilfest

Street Festivals

Around May 7th

Hafengeburtstag (Port Anniversary)


Hamburg's most important City Festival

Thu; 40 Days after Easter

Christi Himmelfahrt (Ascension of Christ)

Public Holiday

Sun, Mon; 50 Days after Easter

Pfingsten (Pentecost)

Public Holiday

Late June

Harley Days

Motorcycle Festival

July

Altonale

Music & Arts Festival in Altona

July

Schlagermove

Music Parade

July ─ August

SommerDOM (lit.: Summer Dome)


Funfair

Early August

Pride Week & Christopher Street Day

LGBTQI Festival and Parade

August

Dockville

Music and Arts Festival

August

Bernstorffstrassen Fest

Street Festival

Early September

Alstervergnügen

City Festival

September

Schanzenfest

Street Festival in Schanzenviertel

Last weekend of September

Reeperbahn Festival

Music Festival

October 3rd

Tag der Deutschen Einheit (German Unification Day)

Public Holiday

November ─ December

WinterDOM (lit.: Winter Dome)

Funfair

Late November ─ late December

Weihnachtsmärkte

Christmas Markets

December 24th

Heiligabend (Christmas Evening),

Most shops etc. close at noon

December 25th ─ 26th

Christmas

Public Holidays, shops are closed

December 31st

New Year's Eve

Most shops close at noon

See this link for an even broader overview of Hamburg events!

Important Dates