Congress metropolis Hamburg
A destination that leaves nothing to be desired
Exciting and diverse locations, an impressive range of hotels, good accessibility and one of the largest and most modern congress centres in Europe – these are the first attributes that describe Hamburg as a congress metropolis. Today we would like to take you with us and introduce our city from a MICE point of view. We can promise you right now: you will be thrilled!
A look back to the future!
Numerous world-class events have already taken place in Hamburg and have always proven that Hamburg is a city that can accommodate any kind of event. Not only because we provide the necessary infrastructure in Hamburg, but also because people in Hamburg work hand in hand in a spirit of partnership and passion.
Some examples of conventions that have been visible worldwide were the Lions Clubs International Convention in the summer of 2013 with around 23,000 guests from all over the world and the Rotary International Convention 2019, which attracted more than 26,000 guests from 170 countries to Hamburg.
Especially in the scientific field, Hamburg is a city that can boast world-class congresses and conferences. These include the ITS World Congress 2021 with around 13,000 participants or the 22nd Euretina Congress with a total of 6,600 guests.
In Hamburg, we may say “Yesterday’s newspaper only wraps up the fish”, but we take past events as a yardstick to constantly develop ourselves further and look full steam ahead to the future.
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Facts & Figures
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green city area
The city is the star. And the city has it all! Around 1.8 million inhabitants within the city limits and 5.2 million people living in the metropolitan region. Hamburg is a port and Hanseatic city – with a great tradition, because Hamburg was the first container port in Germany.
Today Hamburg is the third largest container port in Europe. Nevertheless, it is an extremely green metropolis: with over 200 parks and 4,900 hectares of public green spaces, 72 % of the city area in Hamburg is green. This can be seen and felt in every corner of the city. More than 2,500 bridges cross the numerous canals and waterways that criss-cross the city.
If we look at the MICE location, Hamburg has around 362 hotels with over 66,000 beds and almost 35,000 rooms – across all star categories. As you can see, Hamburg is a city worth visiting. Especially if you are planning your own MICE event.
Locations & Hotels
Of course, one of the most important components of a successful congress event is the accommodation of the MICE guests. In Hamburg you will find all the options: From small, charming boutique hotels to 5-star superior grand hotels, Hamburg offers an impressive range of accommodation options for every requirement and budget. Many hotels are close to the city centre and there is a suitable hotel for almost every congress location in the immediate vicinity. Would you like a little treat? Our congress centre, the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, is centrally located in Hamburg’s city centre. In the immediate vicinity there are around 100 hotels of all categories with around 3,500 hotel rooms. Can you ask for more?
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Conference and congress participants have it easy in Hamburg. Both the journey and the possibilities for getting around within the city are almost ideal. The central location in Northern Europe and the excellent public transport services ensure mobility. Hamburg is also a city of short distances, so that many parts of the city can be reached on foot. And if the walk is too long, you can simply take our innercity train transport the S-Bahn.
Would you like an example? The Rotary International Convention 2019 in Hamburg was the first annual meeting of the service club for which no shuttles had to be used and for which only public transport was used. And that with more than 26,000 guests! We also looked in detail at the topics of accessibility and mobility.
Das neue CCH – Congress Center Hamburg
Das modernisierte und umgebaute CCH besticht durch eine lichtdurchflutete moderne Architektur, durchdachte Raumkonzepte und hochkarätige AV-Technik. Maßstäbe setzt es auch in Sachen Lage, Flexibilität und Individualität. Schon der neu gestaltete Congressplatz und der Eingangsbereich lassen die Einzigartigkeit des Hauses erahnen, und dieser grandiose Eindruck setzt sich in der großzügigen Eingangshalle und im Belvedere fort.
Das neue CCH – Congress Center Hamburg ist eines der modernsten und mit einer Gesamtfläche von 36.000 Quadratmetern größten Kongresszentren in Europa. Dabei kommt der Zahl 12.000 eine ganz besondere Bedeutung zu: Die Veranstaltungsfläche beträgt 12.000 Quadratmeter, die Foyerfläche liegt ebenfalls bei 12.000 Quadratmetern, und insgesamt 12.000 Besucherinnen und Besucher können sich zur selben Zeit im CCH aufhalten. Die bis zu 50 multifunktionalen Säle für Kongresse und Veranstaltungen jeder Art verteilen sich auf vier Ebenen und die drei Veranstaltungsbereiche West, Mitte und Ost. Die drei Bereiche sind über getrennte Zu- und Abgänge erreichbar.
Dabei bleibt die Lage des CCH – Congress Center Hamburg unverändert attraktiv und macht es zu einem Kongresszentrum auf internationalem Top-Niveau. Und das nachhaltig und barrierefrei.
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Incentives & social programmes
A good event delivers knowledge, generates exciting projects or gives rise to sustainable networks. A perfect event, however, is characterised by the fact that, in addition to the experience in the conference room, it also delivers an exciting supporting programme that fits the event, or that immerses the participants in the organising city, makes them feel it. These are the memories that stay in participants’ minds and will always be linked to the congress or conference. Since we are well aware of the importance of social programmes, we have built a larger stage for the topic of Incentives and social programmes. You are sure to find one or two exciting ideas here. We can only say one thing: often typically North German, but always unique!
Hamburg is a green metropolis. A city that is always evolving and where the issues of the future are always at the centre of attention. Whether it’s the topic of mobility of the future or the modern port – Hamburg is constantly working on bringing the topic of sustainability into focus. Of course, this is also an essential factor for conferences and congresses. That’s why we also took a closer look at sustainable solutions for meetings.
Despite all the world congresses we have hosted, Hamburg is still a sleeping beauty. A “hidden gem” within the international meetings industry. But believe us: Hamburg will surprise you – we are sure. Because this is where profession meets professionalism. Passionate hosts, Hanseatic teamwork and an ideal MICE network make our city stand out.
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