Alsterdorf Sommerkino

Events Outdoor Cinemas

Watch international classics, cult films and blockbuster movies 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 for it, 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.


19 May to 30 September
Various locations
Taking “outdoor cinema” one step further, ElbFilmKunst screens cult films, classics and international favourites in historic parks, nature reserves and on the beach in western Hamburg. Headphones with multilingual audio ensure that nature remains undisturbed while you enjoy your movie.

St. Pauli Sommerkino

Daily, 1 June — 8 July 2018
Millerntor Stadium, St. Pauli
No football match but a unique movie experience: inside FC St. Pauli’s home stadium awaits a giant 72 sqm screen with movies starting at sundown every night. What’s more, all seats are roof covered, so don’t let those Hamburg showers keep you away. Note: all films are in German.
St. Pauli Sommerkino

Zeise Open Air

Daily, 13 July — 25 August 2018
Altonaer Rathaus
It doesn’t get much more romantic than spending a long, summer night watching classic films and blockbuster movies 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, 20 July — 9 September 2018
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

2 — 12 August 2018
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, 3 — 31 August 2018
Alsterdorfer Markt, Alsterdorf
Every Friday night in August, 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

Dates to be announced
Jungfernstieg, City Centre
Watch anything from art house films to international blockbusters on a canvas floating directly on the Inner Alster Lake. At the Binnenalster FilmFest, have a seat on the Jungfernstieg steps, buy a beer and a grilled sausage at the nearby stands and enjoy the show. Entry is free!

Outdoor Cinemas