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Press services: Overview

The Media Relations Team of Hamburg Marketing GmbH offers comprehensive information and content for media representatives, journalists and bloggers. Our media services include texts, features, listicles, story ideas, photos, videos, television footage,  as well as related links. What is more, we establish relevant contact, organise press trips and provide comprehensive research services relating to core topics from the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. Our press section is updated on a regular basis, supplying you with latest news and interesting stories from Hamburg.


Upon consultation, our press articles, features and dossiers from the fields of tourism, business, culture and city life can be used free of charge for press purposes. Photos and videos available on our Media Server can be used free of charge for the purpose of editorial coverage .

If you have questions regarding any of the core topics, please do not hesitate to contact our team - we look forward to your ideas and projects.

Latest press releases

© Geheimtipp Hamburg

Hamburg is bringing Flying Taxis, Female Founders, and the Future of Media from Europe to SXSW 2019

Austin, TX / Hamburg (Germany), March 09, 2019. From March 9 to 14, the north German city of Hamburg will be contributing to the most topical issues at SXSW Interactive – including urban air mobility, the media industry, and women in tech and music.

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© Jörg Modrow

Hamburg’s top five Christmas highlights for 2018: with Christmas markets, shopping, and culinary adventures

Hamburg, 26. November 2018 – There is always lots going on in Hamburg, and there are thousands of good reasons to visit this Hanseatic city. And yet in the coming weeks of December there are five highlights in particular you shouldn't miss out on:

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© Claudia Hohne

“Identity” as core theme of 2019 Hamburg International Music Festival: advance bookings available for over 50 concerts

Hamburg, 20/11/2018 – “Identity” will be the core theme of the fourth Hamburg International Music Festival, which will take place from 27 April to 29 May 2019.

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© Jörg Modrow

Christmas in Hamburg 2018: markets, shopping, and seasonal delights

Hamburg, 19 November 2018 (HHT) – Towards the end of this month, Hamburg will once again be transformed into the Christmas capital of Northern Germany: from 26 November, as many as 18 Christmas markets will dress the city in a festive robe, attracting over six million visitors.

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© Christian Spahrbier

Waterside events in Hamburg: a foretaste of the 2019 summer programme

Hamburg, 07 November 2018 - The 2018 summer in Hamburg was a real joy even before it had begun. With plenty of warm days, conditions were excellent for all those Hamburg events that were staged by or on the water. Naturally, anticipation is high for the events lined up for 2019, such as the Hamburg Port Anniversary, the Elbjazz Festival, the Hamburg Cruise Days festival and other highlights.

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© Christian Bruch

Culture at the waterside: Elbphilharmonie, Elbfest and Harbour Front Literature Festival invite you to discover HAMBURG’S URBAN SHORE

Hamburg, 14 September 2018 – Countless events in and around Hamburg’s port continue to attract culture lovers from all over the world. On 22 and 23 September, for instance, Hamburg will be celebrating its maritime heritage as part of the Elbfest Hamburg festival, with event venues that include historical ships, harbour facilities, and the Port Museum.

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© Christian Bruch

Elbphilharmonie Hamburg featured in TIME MAGAZINE’s “World’s Greatest Places 2018”

Hamburg, 23 August 2018 – The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has been selected as one of TIME Magazine's 2018 World's Greatest Places, its was announced today. The prestigious editorial ranking again puts Hamburg’s year-and-a-half old concert hall and iconic landmark building into the international Spotlight.

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URBAN.SHORE ©Jan Traupe

Hamburg means life at the waterside: HAMBURG`S URBAN.SHORE in midsummer

Hamburg, 31 July 2018 – Northern Germany is currently experiencing an exceptional summer straight out of a picture book. This is despite the fact that Hamburg, in particular, has a completely different reputation in other regions: “It rains for one half of the year and the rest of the time the weather is just bad”, they say. 

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Without Boundaries ©Asger Jorn

Asger Jorn trækker internationale kunstelskere til Hamborg

Hamborg, juni 2018 – En af de største danske kunstnere bliver en af sommerens helt store trækplastre i Hamborg, der sikkert også vil lokke mange danskere til den nordtyske kunst- og kulturby. Fra 22. juni til 23. september 2018 præsenterer Museum Deichtorhallen under overskriften “Asger Jorn – Without Boundaries“ et koncentreret udvalg af 60 værker af den danske billedkunstner, der også nød international berømmelse.

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© Martin Errichiello & Filippo Menichetti

"Breaking Point. Searching for Change": 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg now opening

Hamburg, May 2018 (HHT) – The 7th Triennial of Photography Hamburg, one of the world’s largest photography festivals, has opened its gates – and is more political than ever. Revolving around the core theme “Breaking Point. Searching for Change”, the 2018 programme is presented in cooperation with major museums, galleries and cultural institutions. With 120 events and exhibitions at 50 venues scheduled between June and September, Hamburg has become this summer’s hotspot for international photography.

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Elbphilharmonie: Ode to Joy - Grand Opening Light Show