Hamburg DOM

Hamburg DOM Summer 2022

Times were hard for previous DOM funfairs, but the beloved Hamburg tradition shone brighter than ever before! All you need to know about Summer DOM 2022.

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Summer DOM 2022—The latest news and information on Hamburg DOM

DOM fun in St. Pauli 

Summer DOM 2022 took place July 22 - August 21 at St. Pauli’s Heiligengeistfeld with spectacular new rides and attractions, summer events, and of course plenty of treats for visitors' tastebuds. 

The Summer DOM 2022 took place without any special corona-related measures.

Summer DOM 2022 attractions

The new attraction Police Department is the largest mobile fun house in the world and was a guest at the Hamburger DOM for the first time. Five adventurous parkour levels gave visitors 15 minutes of police-academy-style training, peppered with family-friendly adventures, obstacles and challenges. 

Also new was Rock & Roll, a completely new type of vehicle that premiered only two years ago and is unique in Europe. Passengers got to experience a whole new way of rolling over and rotating at a maximum height of 23 metres in the so-called ‘X-Drive’.

Pool Party is an absolute carousel classic. It’s a flying-carpet-style ride, but this time, the use of air mattresses really shakes things up. Once it picks up speed, it takes off 16 metres into the air giving riders some tingling in their tummy! It’s a family-friendly ride without any rollovers and brought summer fun for young and old. 

The novelty ride Krake XXL is known for its asymmetrical and unpredictable movements, which change almost every second, making for a ride that remains exciting at all times.

Airwolf - Sky Control celebrated a big comeback: after seven years, this iconic ride returned to the fairgrounds. Airwolf - Sky Control is a high-speed ride that makes the hearts of action fans beat faster. An industrial, space-y design with fire, light and special effects, this high-tech ride is an experience for passengers and spectators alike. The special feature for the occupants lies in the unique driving style of the ‘space glider’. Each ride is unique!


Rainbow Day: After a two-year break, the Hamburg DOM once again set an example for tolerance with its 6th Rainbow Day. In cooperation with Hamburg Pride e.V. and AHOI Events, Rainbow Day took place at Summer DOM. The rainbow parade for acceptance and diversity started at 7 p.m. in front of the ferris wheel and then proceeded through the rainbow-decorated DOM with lots of confetti, a samba band, and good vibes. Additional activities and a big after-show party rounded off the evening at 8:30 p.m. at DOCK 12.

Future Talk: On this special career orientation day, everything revolved around skilled crafts and trades. On 19 August, Hamburg’s Chamber of Handicrafts invited more than 1,000 schoolchildren to the 3rd #FutureTalk at the Hamburger DOM ferris wheel. At ‘Job Speed Dating’, potential trainees could find out about a wide range of trades, training paths and career prospects. Experts from companies, guilds and the Chamber provided information about diverse professions and answered all kinds of questions in 42 ferris wheel gondolas. The aim was to present the widest possible range of Hamburg trades, inspire young people to do an apprenticeship, and bring them together with future employers.

Fireworks: The spectacular lights, colours and explosive effects in the sky slowed the DOM hustle and bustle for a few minutes at 10:30 p.m. on Friday 22 July, 5 August and 19 August.

Premiere: Hamburg DOM - Back Then

This is what Hamburg DOM used to look like. The ‘Hamburg DOM - Back Then’ exhibition took guests back to the first half of the 20th century. The entrance alone gave an idea of what awaited visitors on the 2,000-square-metre site. The exhibits, rides and vehicles were not replicas, but originals from their respective times. As soon as guests passed through the entrance gate, they were transported back decades. The showmen opened their halls and collections for ‘Hamburg DOM - Back Then’ and found many rarities. Historical fairground rides and an exciting show with original exhibits from the respective time depicted DOM life at that time. The exhibition provided insights into one of the oldest and largest events in the Hanseatic city, which had never existed before.

How did the showmen travel back then? How did they live? What were the most popular attractions back in the day and when did the first rides appear? ‘Hamburg DOM - Back Then’ provided the answers to all these questions. A ride on the ferris wheel from 1928 or on the children's carousel from the 1950s completed the historical experience.


  • Large exhibition with unique historical exhibits and plenty of unique information 
  • Ferris wheel from 1928
  • Children's carousel from the 1950s
  • Fair organ from 1892
  • Original vehicles and caravans

Admission to the event area was free for all visitors. Admission to the special exhibition tent was €2 for visitors 13 and older, while children ages 6-12 could enter for €1; kids ages 5 and under received free admission.

‘Hamburg DOM - Back Then’ tours

Hamburg DOM offered guided tours of ‘Hamburg DOM - Back Then’ for companies and groups, which could be booked in advance online at Professional guides lead groups through the various decades and topics and answered visitor questions. Little anecdotes and family stories brought history back to life.

Upcoming DOMs:

  • Winter DOM 2022: 4 November – 4 December
  • Spring DOM 2023: 24 March – 23 April
  • Summer DOM 2023: 21 July – 20 August