State-of-the-art sports facilities
Hamburg has a rich culture when it comes to sporting events and as a result offers a huge cross-section of sports facilities across the city from stadiums and arenas to tennis courts and golf courses. Whether you are participating in an event such as the Haspa Marathon or Vattenfall Cyclassics, or are visiting the city as a spectator of your favorite sport such as tennis, this city knows how to put on a show.
Hamburg’s Haspa Marathon takes place in April each year and is one of the most anticipated sporting events on the annual calendar. The route attracts over 20,000 participants who receive massive support from the crowd. The marathon is supported with a packed program of events so whether you are running or there to support for your companions, everyone enjoys the carnival atmosphere.
Participating in major events
Other major sporting events include the annual pro and amateur Vattenfall Cyclassics. Over 22,000 hobby cyclists will bike through the streets of the city covering a distance of 55, 100 or 150km. Over 800,000 enthusiastic spectators are in place to cheer on the pack. The 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. For the most elite athletes, participate in the ITU World Triathlon in July for a grueling swim, cycle and run. Golf enthusiasts have their pick of Hamburg's excellent golf courses and driving ranges, including the stunning Golf Club auf der Wendlohe.
The city has something to offer sports enthusiasts of all kinds at the many world-class sport and leisure venues. Join the passionate fans of the local ice hockey team, the Hamburg Freezers, at the state-of-the-art O2 World Hamburg, or choose to enjoy a day of traditional horse racing at the historic Trabrennbahn Bahrenfeldt. If you are an avid football supporter, you can watch matches at Millerntor Stadium and Imtech Arena, or organize your own game at public sport facilities, Sporthalle Hamburg or Volksbank Arena.
For whatever reason sport brings you to this exciting city, you can enjoy stylish rooms at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport and find yourself adjacent to the airport terminals, convenient for travel and just 8km from the center and sporting venues. If you are participating in an event, keep up your sports regime at PACE Fitness Club or head out for a run in the unique surroundings on jogging tracks that encircle the airport grounds. Rejuvenate afterwards with a relaxing visit to the sauna and steam bath.