In a good mood and changeable weather, more than 800,000 visitors celebrated the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG again after two and a half years of corona-related break. The maritime folk festival took place exceptionally in September and presented an eventful non-stop program with popular classics, new attractions and numerous top concerts. Along the Elbe 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 Hansahafen, visitors could experience pure variety. Numerous actors, partners, Hamburg institutions and associations participated with special actions and ensured that the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG became a unique celebration.
“I am very pleased that it was finally possible to celebrate the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG again. Visitors were able to experience carefree hours together with friends and family. At the same time, showmen, the tourism industry, the hotel industry and gastronomy again had numerous guests and thus good earning opportunities after the failures of recent years. The implementation of the PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG has a positive signal effect on the tourism of our Hanseatic city,” said Senator Michael Westhagemann, President of the Authority for Economic Affairs and Innovation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
Consul General Kristijan Tusek, Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Hamburg, also expressed very positively: “The Croatia Festival with dance, music and specialties of the country was very well received by visitors despite the changeable weather. We are pleased about the positive response from all parties involved. Croatia thanks for this wonderful opportunity to present the country and culture within the framework of the country partnership.”
The next PORT BIRTHDAY HAMBURG will take place from the 5th to the 7th. May 2023.
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.