Events in Hamburg
Seven attractive "worlds of experience" are being created, at the very heart of this metropolis on the River Elbe, on a site covering more than 100 hectares on the largest inhabited river-island in Europe, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. Taking as its motto "Around the world in 80 gardens", inspired by Jules Verne's fantasy novel, the International Garden Show Hamburg (IGS 2013) will welcome visitors on a highly varied world-tour through the culture, climate and vegetation of our earth, from 26 April to 13 October 2013.
Shaping the future of the city in the 21st century... This is a challenge that has been taken up by the IBA Hamburg International Building Exhibition, with projects that make an innovative and sustainable contribution to current issues of urban development.
Between 2007 and 2013 and in the heart of the Hanseatic city, IBA Hamburg will be staging around 60 social, cultural and building-related projects and programmes as a blueprint for the 21st century, showing how the metropolis can continue to grow in a socially and ecologically balanced way.
The IBA project occupies an area of 35 square kilometres on Hamburg’s Elbe islands of Wilhelmsburg and Veddel and in the Harburg Upriver Port. It aims to be a model of sustainable and future-oriented inner city development. This is an area inhabited by 55,000 people of more than 100 different nationalities.
Photo: www.mediaserver.hamburg.de, C. Spahrbier
Hamburg celebrates its harbour! From Thursday, 9th of May, to Sunday, 12th of May 2013, the Hanseatic city will be celebrating the 824rd birthday of the Port of Hamburg. For three whole days the world's largest harbour festival offers unlimited attractions on the water, on land and in the air.