Hamburg – the sustainable destination right at your doorstep

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The Hamburg Convention Bureau

your trusted advisor




Looking for a safe pair of hands to make your event in Hamburg a success? We will provide you with any advice and support you need. Our team is here to help you find suitable hotels, create social programs or incentives and choose locations for your evening events. The city’s network is priceless. With us at your side you can be sure to get the best out of Hamburg.

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at a glance


Smart City Index 2019

Smartest City in Germany

Monocle Magazine

Quality of Life Survey 2019

Among the 10 most livable Cities in the World

The Economist

The world’s most livable cities

Rank 10 of 140

Lonely Planet

Hamburg – a must see destination in 2018

Top 10 cities

Gateway to the world, beautiful seafaring hub, maritime capital of the north – even the usually reserved locals find it hard to conceal their pride for their home city, its ambience and its cosmopolitan charm. Located on the river Elbe, only 65 miles from the North Sea, the Hanseatic metropolis Hamburg offers countless unique things to see and to do.

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Population of Hamburg

Second-largest city of Germany

as well as one of the country’s 16 federal states

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Population of the Metropolitan Region

Hamburg is the largest city in Europe

that is not a national capital

Hamburg has become a new trend destination and one of the most exciting cities in Germany in terms of culture and quality of life.

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Local Flavour

Boundless choice
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by Tradition
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Maritime Beauty

meets lakeside charm
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Metropolis of Culture

Culture making waves
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Shopping Metropolis

The Finer Things in Life
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economic clusters
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for research an innovation
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is more

than just an


green approach

The Hanseatic city offers the perfect setting for eco-friendly events. More and more hotels and service providers are training their staff on sustainability and obtain Green Globe certification to meet worldwide standards. Short distances between hotels, event locations, points of interest and cultural hotspots as well as an excellent public transport system contribute to reducing Hamburg’s ecological footprint.

Meeting options range from sustainable transport and accommodation concepts to green venues and catering. And, most prominently, the recently renovated CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, is committed to responsible business practices and meets the latest sustainability standards.


all the way

Train Stations

Hamburg has three centrally located long distance train stations. Thanks to the high-speed ICE train (up to 170mph), you can reach Copenhagen in 5 hours.

Duration: from 5 h 9 min
Frequency: 9 trains per day

Duration: from 4 h 21 min
Frequency: 12 trains per day

Odense St.
Duration: from 3 h 28 min
Frequency: 9 trains per day

Vejle St.
Duration: from 3 h 40 min
Frequency: 12 trains per day


Serving a wide range of global destinations at considerable frequency Hamburg airport is located within city limits. A local train (“S-Bahn”) takes you downtown in just 20 minutes. The journey by car is nearly as fast, even during rush hour.

Flight connections
Hamburg – Copenhagen (Scandinavian Airlines)
Duration: 1 hour

Winter timetable
Monday – Friday at least
three times daily
09.00 / 16.00 / 19.00
Saturday – Sunday at least
twice daily
09.00 / 16.00

Summer timetable
Monday – Friday
five times daily
06.00 / 09.00 / 13.00 / 16.00 / 19.00
Saturday – Sunday at least
three times daily
06.00 / 09.00 / 16.00

Getting around with sustainable urban mobility

You don’t need a car to get around Hamburg. There is a lot of walkable urban space as well as a tight network of underground lines, trains, buses and ferry services. If you prefer individual transport, you can always rent a city bike and enjoy the city’s splendour on two wheels.

Move around on two wheels
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Sustainably housed

In Hamburg, you will find a number of hotels that are built in climate-friendly ways and set a focus on bio-dynamic, fair and regional products. Many of them support social projects and are committed to sustainability in their work culture.

Park Hyatt Hamburg ★★★★★

The historic Lavantehaus is home to the luxury hotel with over 1000sqm wellness and fitness area and the Apples Restaurant with open LIVE kitchen. The Apples Restaurant specializes in regional cuisine with innovative accents and offers a modern and elegant ambience. The dishes are prepared in the open show kitchen directly in front of the guests.

Located in the historic Levantehaus building in the heart of the city, the hotel features Hanseatic architecture and an unparalleled maritime elegance.

This luxury hotel with 283 luxurious rooms, suites and residences is located in the “Levantehaus”, a traditional former office building directly in the heart of Hamburg. All of the most important signs are accessible by foot. The central station is only two minutes away. Elegance and timelessness combined with high functionality characterize.

All of the guest rooms are spacious, comfortable and equipped with advanced technology including high-speed Internet access free of charge and IP TV systems. The well reputated Apples Restaurant receives the ingredients from local suppliers. The 1.000 sqm spa area of the hotel with pool, it’s the largest one in the middle of the city offers gym, sauna, steam baths and 20 metre pool. Valid car parking is available.


25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity ★★★★

In the style of the seafarers, the design hotel was equipped with 170 cozy berths and spoils the guest team with cosmopolitan dishes.

The 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity is located at the junction between the hypermodern Hafencity, Hamburg’s dynamically growing district on the Elbe, and the traditional Speicherstadt. Attractions such as the International Maritime Museum, Elbphilharmonie Concert Hall, harbor and city center are within easy walking distance.

The design of the 170 berths is inspired by stories of 25 seafarers from around the world. Guest rooms are designed as cozy and warm retreats, accented with individually crafted maritime elements. 9 spacious XL berths offer plenty of room and comfort.

An event area with business infrastructure cozy living room feeling is available to the hotel guests of the 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity. The highlight is the harbor sauna on the sixth floor. The restaurant “HEIMAT Küche + Bar” serves down-to-earth and cosmopolitan dishes with ingredients from the region. The 25hours Hotel Hamburg HafenCity has various function rooms from 10-120 people and has direct access to a large parking garage.


JUFA Hotel Hamburg HafenCity ★★★★

Modern architecture, a central location directly on the water, spacious rooms and proximity to the highlights of HafenCity characterize the newly opened family hotel.

In addition to a sun terrace, the four-star hotel offers a huge hotel lobby that impresses with its original design and diverse range of services.

In the café bar and the restaurant you can experience international palate joys. A fish stand right at the quay outside the hotel offers tasty snacks in typical Hamburg style. The city center can be reached in about 7 minutes by subway (stop right in front of the door). A bike base and the bike path right in front of the hotel invite you to explore the surroundings on two wheels.


Scandic Hamburg Emporio ★★★★

Scandinavian hospitality, highest environmental standards and the extensive wellness area characterize this first class non-smoking hotel.

The Scandic Hamburg Emporio, centrally located five minutes away from Gänsemarkt and in the immediate vicinity of the Laeiszhalle, is a top address for tourists as well as business travelers. The hotel offers Scandinavian hospitality and places great importance on top environmental standards, the health and well-being of its hotel guests. Furthermore, the entire hotel is barrier-free.

The hotel combines contemporary design and sustainable action based on the theme “water”, thus it offers guests a unique hotel experience. All 340 non-smoking rooms in eco-friendly décor are furnished with hardwood floors, windows to the floor, full or shower bathrooms, LDC television and a mini-refrigerator. The hotel also has special treats for the little ones. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the hotel.

In addition to the hotel restaurant and bar “H2O” the Scandic Hotel Hamburg Emporio offers guests a hotel spa featuring gym and sauna, as well as hotel parking facilities. In addition, our event area “Conference Hall Emporio” offers you an extraordinary event location for your event for up to 350 people.


Raphael Hotel Wälderhaus ★★★

In the spirit of nature, the ecologically oriented hotel impresses with the highest possible sustainability, high comfort and cordial service.

Located on the Elbe island of Wilhelmsburg, Raphael Hotel Wälderhaus is situated directly at the entrance to the 2013 international garden show. Hamburg city center and Central Station are only 10 minutes away by rapid transit train and the rapid transit station Wilhelmsburg is within direct proximity to the hotel. The adjoining network of motorways makes arrival by car just as easy.

The eco-designed, 3-star superior hotel offers guests 82 comfortable rooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology. All rooms in the hotel are non-smoking and feature shower bathroom, hair dryer, flat screen TV, desk, telephone, safe and free wireless Internet access.

The hotel is integrated in the WÄLDERHAUS, a multi-functional building based entirely on a concept of eco-compatibility and sustainability. The WÄLDERHAUS opened the 1st Excellence Project of the International Building Exhibition (IBA). The grounds of the 2013 international garden show hamburg and the IBA are growing and taking on shape around the WÄLDERHAUS. Adjacent to the hotel inside the WÄLDERHAUS are the Restaurant Wilhelms, conference rooms and the Science Center Forest.


Check out Hamburg’s map of sustainable hotels!

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From sports to restaurants and venues – find more eco-friendly service providers in Hamburg!


Explore Hamburg’s outdoors and waterways in climate-friendly ways.

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Find sustainable breakfast, lunch and dinner for every taste.

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Choose from a variety of sustainable food, drinks and service options.

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Check out where and how to celebrate green events.

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GREEN EVENTS HAMBURG is an open, participatory and future-oriented network dedicated to ecologically and socially responsible events. Get in touch if you are looking for green event MICE suppliers in Hamburg.


metropolitan region

The Hamburg Metropolitan Region stretches from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea and far into the interior. Both coastal areas are accessible within a very short time, and the surrounding areas offer visitors the chance to discover inviting towns such as Stade, Lüneburg, Lübeck and Wismar with their vast range of leisure and cultural attractions. Tourists from all over the world revel in the whole region’s maritime atmosphere as well as wide expanses of unspoiled nature just outside the teeming metropolis.

Did you know that Hamburg and Copenhagen are joining forces to drive green growth?

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Useful information on Corona for event planners

Hamburg is getting ready! We look forward to welcoming you again as the attractive maritime destination for your event! Find here all the latest information on the Corona pandemic.
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