An Eventful Summer in Hamburg

Indulge in a summer of arts and culture in the harbour city of Hamburg.

by Eileen Bernardi


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Opened in January 2017, the impressive new philharmonic building is an architectural delight and 21st century landmark. Situated in the Sandtorhafen, Hamburg’s historic harbour, the wave-like façade with glass roof-top construction by Herzog & de Meuron sits atop a late 19th-century brick warehouse. Boasting three concert halls, restaurants and hotels, the site also features ‘The Plaza,’ a public viewing area with spectacular 360° views of the entire city.

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International Summer Festival

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Taking place every year over 3 weeks in August, the Summer Festival is led by András Siebold, who presents an exciting programme of dance, theatre, music, visual arts and site-specific performances. Kampnagel is among Europe’s biggest venues for contemporary performing arts, with a year-round programme that includes international productions.

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Max Pechstein, A Modern Artist @ Bucerius Kunst Forum

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‘A Modern Artist’ is the second part of the Modern Art Trilogy held at the Bucerius Kunst Forum in 2017 and 2018. For the first time an exhibition in Hamburg is exploring the work of the Expressionist Max Pechstein (1881–1955). It will recognize the artist as a pioneering representative of modern art.

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