Alsterdorf Sommerkino

Events Outdoor Cinemas

Watch international classics, cult films and blockbusters at these open air cinemas in Hamburg’s great urban outdoors.

Outdoor Cinemas in Hamburg

Why choose between watching the starry night sky and a good film? Hamburg’s ample public parks, squares and open spaces provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy movie nights in the great urban outdoors. As soon as the weather allows, film screens pop up all over the city at locations like Schanzenpark, Altonaer Rathaus and even the Inner Alster Lake. From one-time events and film festivals to full programmes throughout the summer, we’ve selected some of our favourite outdoor cinemas in Hamburg. Grab your friends, a cold beer, a picnic blanket and enjoy the show!

Note: Original language screenings (with German subtitles) are marked as OmU in cinema programmes. Most outdoor cinemas show a mix of dubbed and undubbed films, so be sure to check programmes. For more information on language options, see Going to the Cinema.

ElbFilmKunst

2019 Dates TBA
Various locations
Taking 'outdoor cinema' to the next level, ElbFilmKunst screens cult films, classics and international favourites in historic parks, nature reserves and on the beach. Headphones with multilingual audio options ensure that nature remains undisturbed while you enjoy the film in the language of your choice.
ElbFilmKunst

St. Pauli Sommerkino

Daily, 30 May — 30 June 2019
Millerntor Stadium, St. Pauli
Trade in the football match for a unique movie experience inside FC St. Pauli’s home stadium where a giant 72-square-metre screen shows films starting at sundown every night. What’s more, all seats are shielded by the roof , so don’t let those Hamburg showers keep you away. Note: all films are in German.
St. Pauli Sommerkino

Zeise Open Air

Daily, 4 July — 24 August 2019
Altonaer Rathaus
It doesn’t get much more romantic than spending a long, summer night watching classic films and blockbusters alike inside the courtyard of the historic Altonaer Rathaus. Ticket sales begin half an hour before show start, so get there in time!
Zeise Open Air

Open Air Schanzenkino

Daily, 13 August — 9 September 2019
Schanzenpark, Schanzenviertel
Another great date night destination: the outdoor cinema in the lush surroundings of Schanzenpark. Settle down in a beach chair, or simply spread your blanket out on the grass and make it a movie picnic.
Open Air Schanzenkino

Freiluftkino Rathausmarkt

1 - 11 August 2019
Rathausmarkt, City Centre
For ten nights every summer, cinema lovers gather at Rathausmarkt square in front of City Hall to enjoy international classics and German favourites alike. The best part? Entrance is free!
Freiluftkino Rathausmarkt

Alsterdorf Sommerkino

Fridays, 26 July — 26 August 2019
Alsterdorfer Markt, Alsterdorf
Don't miss it as Alsterdorf Markt square is transformed into an outdoor cinema. All films are screened with subtitles — even the German ones — making this an excellent place to practise your language skills. Entry is free!
Alsterdorf Sommerkino

Binnenalster FilmFest

2019 Dates TBA
Jungfernstieg, City Centre
Watch anything from art house films to international blockbusters on a canvas floating directly on the Inner Alster Lake. Take a seat on the Jungfernstieg steps, buy a beer and a grilled sausage at the nearby stands and enjoy the Binnenalster FilmFest. It's a great way to end the summer, plus entry is free!

Outdoor Cinemas