Hamburg’s port has been vital to the prosperity of the city throughout its history and it is still important today, providing trade links to the world and housing the Hamburg Cruise Center. The people of Hamburg recognise this importance and each May the port area comes to life during the three-day Hafengeburstag, the world’s biggest port celebration.
Each year the Hafengeburstag Hamburg promises to be another maritime extravaganza. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport is the perfect place from which to enjoy this spectacular event.
The Hamburg Port anniversary
The port of Hamburg was established on 7 May 1189 and since then people with ties to the city’s shipping industry have marked the date. What began as a fairly low-key event has grown into a great three day festival, offering attractions for the whole family.
Vessels from around the world, including tall ships, museum ships and sports boats all converge on the Hamburg port for the Hafengeburstag. Along the promenade and its adjoining port areas there are concerts, displays and musical performances as well as a range of organised events for visitors to enjoy. The whole region comes alive with nautically themed entertainment.
A link to the past
The Hafengeburstag is a celebration of Hamburg’s history as a sea-trading city. More than one million people from Germany and around the world travel to appreciate the unique Hamburg port anniversary.
As the finest of the hotels near Hamburg Airport, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport offers travellers who want to enjoy this event exceptional service and first class amenities.