Europe Week 2017

Plakat zur Europawoche 2017

Europe Week

With a long and colourful list of cultural events, Hamburg celebrates the inception of the European Union.

Europe Week

Every year in May, Hamburg celebrates Europe Week. The festivities commemorate two decisive days in European history: While May 5th, 1949 is remembered as the founding date of the European Council, May 9th 1950 marks the Schuman Declaration which paved the way for the establishment of the European Union.  

Beginning with the opening event that covers topics like city, nation and globalisation, Hamburg hosts around 100 cultural happenings spanning from lectures, exhibitions, workshops, and performances, to movie screenings and concerts. A diverse selection of locations including the Elbphilharmonie music hall, the Kunsthalle museum, St. Nicolai memorial and Thalia theatre will host the events.  

Europe Week is extended into the annual Long Night of the Consulates. Visitors are invited to take a closer look at 30 participating consulates as well as four cultural institutions. The consulates will be open between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. 


2 — 15 May, 2018

For more information, please see the Europe Week e-paper (in German).

Europe Week