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"Summer on the Magellan Terraces" becomes "Summer in HafenCity"

The picture shows a group of dancing people on the Magellan Terraces

"Summer Tango" on the Magellan-Terrassen (© ELBE&FLUT)

From 2006 the program for "Summer on the Magellan Terraces" was focused solely on the Magellan Terraces as a location, with a series of themes such as "summer tango", "author readings taking the stage", "BauTraum – planning and building for children", and street theater.

But in the meantime HafenCity’s development has been moving on apace. Now there are more parks, squares and promenades on the waterfront. So the series of events planned for summer 2011 is growing too, taking over new locations and new themes.

The new event concept, "Summer in HafenCity", invites visitors to take a stroll through HafenCity and discover surprising happenings for themselves in a variety of places.

The basic concept remains the same:

  • Events always take place on Sundays, from June through August
  • Entry is free
  • Events have an individual, non-commercial character
  • The stage settings are the different squares and promenades throughout HafenCity (open air).


New themes are:

  • Swing summer: swing under the open sky (with Swingwerkstatt Hamburg )
  • Poetry slam: poets take the stage and battle in a "flood of words"
  • Leselotte ahoi: family picnic with readings in the park (with Literaturkontor Hamburg)
  • Games, fun and more: experiments and joining in the maritime fun for children (with International Maritime Museum Hamburg)
  • Street music on the quay: live music, sophistication and zest for life (with CARLS an der Elbphilharmonie / Quartierskultur)

The success of this series of events is thanks to the involvement of many who have put together cultural events and programs; from HafenCity itself as well as supporters and sponsors. All have contributed to the success and diversity of the events. “Summer in HafenCity” includes altogether 24 different events.

We extend a warm welcome to all Hamburgers and visitors to come on a Sunday tour of discovery and get to know HafenCity as a multifaceted and lively part of Hamburg.