Tourism Development

Hamburg’s tourism industry is showing one of the highest growth rates in Europe. More and more visitors from all over the world are discovering our maritime city, drawn by tourism highlights, such as our new landmark, the Elbphilharmonie, or the Miniaturwunderland, rated Germany’s no. attraction. In this section, we provide you with lots of background information on this exciting development.

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Tourism Development

Where everyone wants to be

Lonely Planet has declared Hamburg one of the most popular travel destinations for 2018. So it’s no wonder more and more hotels are being built. Room occupancy averaged 80 percent in 2017, the highest level in Germany, well ahead of Berlin and Munich. And we haven’t finished!

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Happy Birthday, Elbphilharmonie!

Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie celebrated its first birthday on 11 January. Just one year old and it has already had 4.5 million visitors to the plaza and some 850,000 concertgoers. The spectacular riverside venue is already one of Europe’s most popular attractions, with three times as many visitors as Neuschwanstein Castle. And Hamburg is feeling it, with 4.5 percent year-on-year growth in overnight stays (13.9 million for 2017). “Elphi“ put the city in the world’s press, and the lure of Hamburg continues to grow.

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