World-class sports facilities in Hamburg
Hamburg has a rich culture when it comes to sporting events and as a result the city offers a huge cross-section of sports facilities from stadiums to arenas, tennis courts and golf courses. Whether you are participating in an event such as the Haspa Marathon or Vattenfall Cyclassics, or just visiting the city as a spectator, Hamburg knows how to put on a show.
Haspa MarathonHamburg’s Haspa Marathon takes place in April and is one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year. Over 20,000 participants take part, with an equally impressive crowd, offering their support along the route. The marathon is supported with a packed program of events so regardless if you’re competing or cheering along, you’ll enjoy an exciting carnival atmosphere.
Vattenfall CyclassicsAt the annual pro and amateur Vattenfall Cyclassics over 22,000 hobby cyclists bike through the streets of the city, covering a distance of 55, 100 or 150 kilometers. During the race an epic 800,000 enthusiastic spectators come along to cheering on the cyclists.
Other major sporting eventsThe German Open in July is one of the clay court highlights in the European tennis circuit, taking place in the country’s largest tennis courts at Rothenbaum Tennis Center. Elite athletes also come to the city in July to participate in the ITU World Triathlon, a grueling swim, cycle and run race.
Just spectating?Join the passionate fans of the Hamburg Freezers, the local ice hockey team, for a match at the state-of-the-art Barclaycard Arena, previously known as O2 World Hamburg, or get outdoors and enjoy a day of traditional horse racing at the historic Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeld. If you are an avid football supporter, watch FC St. Pauli at Millerntor Stadium, or Hamburger SV at Imtech Arena, also known as Volksparkstadion.
For those who are feeling sporty, you can organize your own fun at public sport facilities Sporthalle Hamburg or Volksbank Arena. Golf enthusiasts have their pick of Hamburg's excellent golf courses and driving ranges, including the stunning Golf Club auf der Wendlohe.
With its convenient transportation links, the Radisson Blu Airport Hotel in Hamburg offers a great base for taking advantage of many of Hamburg’s sporting events. If you are participating in an event, maintain your fitness regime at PACE Fitness Club or head out for a run in the unique surroundings on jogging tracks that encircle the airport grounds.