Port Anniversary Hamburg

Port Anniversary Kids

The PORT ANNIVERSARY is an event for the whole family. Kids can visit ships or become young sailors themselves. 

Port Anniversary - Kids

With hundreds of fairground booths, single events and Hamburg-bound ships, the PORT ANNIVERSARY offers more than enough for the entire family. It’s already impressive to see the 300 ship strong armada from the piers of Landungsbrücken or the Fish Market. Being able to enter the ships during Open Ship Events, however, is the icing on the cake for many fans of the PORT ANNIVERSARY. Being able to see the quarters and machine rooms from up close will fascinate kids and adults alike. Children can also learn nautical skills: on board the Can San Diego, for example, they can try out Morse Code and a radio operator’s licence. At Überseebrücke, they can learn how to tie sailing knots. What’s more, kids can even become little sailors themselves. In HafenCity district, they will be able to test the waters aboard small sailing boats.

Onshore activities 

And if the young ones don’t want to get their feet wet, there’s plenty more to do and see on land. Around St. Michael’s Church, a maritime children’s festival boasts the Hafenpiraten (lit. port pirates) area, where kids can dress up as pirates, join a "tattoo competition" and climb the masts and rigging like Blackbeard himself. And if that doesn’t deplete their energy, the bungee trampoline, underwater world and climbing wall will.  

Along the Elbe river and around the Fish Market, too, children can join many different activities. At the REWE Kinderland area, kids can challenge their parents in a game of soccer. In Speicherstadt district, a treasure hunt will keep young adventurers busy, while many different museums put on special exhibitions and activities during the world’s greatest port festival.

Child Finder service

At the 2018 edition of the PORT ANNIVERSARY, a free-of-charge “Child Finder” service provided children with special bracelets on which parents could write the name of their child and a telephone number. This simple initiative made it easier for parents and children to be reunited in case they became separated in the crowd.