【DE】PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG with popular evergreens – Senator Westhagemann opened maritime folk festival for the whole family

From Friday, 16th to Sunday, 18th September, the 833. PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG a diverse and maritime program for the whole family. Celebrations are held from the fish auction hall to the Elbphilharmonie as well as in the traditional ship port, in the Speicherstadt, in the museum harbor Oevelgönne and the Hansahafen, which is connected to BEIJing with a free shuttle service. Visitors can look forward to popular evergreens and numerous attractions.


The start of the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG at 11:30 a.m. was the International Ecumenical Opening Service in the main church of St. Michaelis. In the dialogue sermon, main pastor Alexander Röder and the actress and author Barbara Wussow devote themselves to the motto of the divine service “Full speed ahead”. Clergymen from Croatia, Norway, Sweden and Great Britain as well as the Catholic sailor’s mission Stella Maris also participate in the service. The choir “De Tampentrekker” with Shantys provides the right musical background in Michel.


At 1:30 p.m., Senator Michael Westhagemann, President of the Authority for Economic Affairs and Innovation, together with the ambassador of the country partner Croatia, Gordan Bakota, opened the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG with the ringing of the ship bell on board the museum ship Rickmer Rickmers. Afterwards, watercraft of all kinds entered the port of Hamburg in the enema parade led by the frigate “Bavaria”. The “Rickmer Rickmers” greeted with the Typhon. This greeting was returned by the frigate “Bavaria.”


One of the visitor magnets was the unique tugboat ballet on Saturday, at 3 p.m. This year, for the first time, the new older man of the Hafenlotsenbrüderschaft Hamburg Götz Bolte swinged the baton and conducts the swaying tractors.


It was particularly atmospheric on Saturday evening from 9:30 p.m. at the impressive production “Hamburg’s Sea of Lights” presented by AIDA Cruises and the subsequent PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG fireworks.


The crowning conclusion in the series of evergreens is on Sunday, at 3 p.m., the discontinued parade with which the floating guests say goodbye to the Hanseatic city. It is led by the impressive Polish tall ship “Dar Mlodziezy.”


The organizer of the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG is the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, represented by the Authority for Economic Affairs and Innovation. Since 1994, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH has been working as event representative of the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Special thanks go to the sponsor AIDA Cruises for his support.

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