The population of the small town of Wacken, approximately 80 km away from Hamburg, will swell from 1,797 to well over 80,000 in early August when the massive Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival takes place. The music event is one of the biggest of its kind, drawing fans from around the world.
For visitors who want to cut loose and experience the energy of this event while enjoying the comfort of a first class hotel Hamburg Airport has the answer. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport allows heavy metal music fans to unwind in comfort after a day at the Wacken Open Air music festival.
A festival like no other
Wacken Open Air is now entering its 23rd year, growing from a small event for local German bands to one of Europe’s biggest music festival, pulling in the biggest names from the heavy metal scene. The popularity of Wacken Open Air has grown quickly, and the event frequently sells out months before it starts.
Each year the festival is scheduled to take place in August but for those unlucky enough to miss out on a ticket, a taster of Wacken’s atmosphere is available at the Hamburg Metal Dayz event which will take place later in the year. From 26-28 September, during the already popular Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg Metal Dayz will host heavy metal concerts, readings, meet and greets and workshops with musicians.
Plan a Hamburg trip
From heavy metal festivals to the Hafengeburstag Hamburg offers events for every taste. Visitors with a taste for rock music will find that Wacken Open Air offers a tremendous musical experience.
With a special bus service running from Wacken to Hamburg Airport for the duration of the event, the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport is within easy reach of this extraordinary festival.