The Hamburg experience

The city is known to have more bridges than Amsterdam and Venice together, but what strikes even more is that it bridges maritime tradition and modernity in many ways. The city brims with architectural greatness, an abundance of culture and nightlife beyond compare. On top of that, it offers space to relax. One of its rambling municipal parks, Planten un Blomen, is located vis-à-vis the Central and the East Entrance to SMM. Only a few steps away from the action on the trade fair floor, you will find idyllic ponds,tropical greenhouses and a classic Japanese Garden, the largest of its kind in Europe.

Of course, the port is particularly rich in superlatives. It’s home to the Speicherstadt, which is the world‘s largest warehouse complex and Germany’s 40th UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the International Maritime Museum, which harbours the world’s largest private collection showing maritime history from 3,000 years ago until today. What highlights are at your taste?

Restaurants in der Nähe Restaurants in the near

Our neighbourhood is more than just a premier spot for trendy and alternative lifestyles – it's also the perfect host.

Ausblick auf Hamburg bei Nacht Rooftop Bars

Hamburg’s rooftop bars belong to the most spectacular locations for private and business conversations.

Elbphilharmonie ©Raetzke Elbphilharmonie

Inaugurated in 2017, the magnificent construction is considered to be the new landmark of the city.


Speicherstadt UNESCO Site Speicherstadt

Welcome to the world's largest harbour warehouse complex: Speicherstadt (lit. warehouse city).

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Did you know that the Hamburg Messe location is surrounded by some of the city’s hippest districts? 

Alternative lifestyle shopping Alternative Lifestyle Shopping

Did you know that the Hamburg Messe location is surrounded by some of the city’s hippest districts?


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Particularly interesting: the International Maritime Museum harbours the world’s largest private collection showing maritime history from 3,000 years ago until today.

Nordseestrand Trips to the sea

Your visit to SMM can easily be combined with a trip to the coast or to one of the idyllic islands in the Northern or Baltic Sea. 

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Vis-à-vis the Central and the East Entrance to SMM, you have access to the famous green heart of Hamburg: Planten un Blomen. 

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Leaving the South Entrance to SMM you literally step into one of Hamburg's hottest locations: the Caroline Quarter.

Disneys König der Löwen – das Musical in Hamburg Musicals

Hamburg is the musical capital of Germany. It's here where you get hours of marvellous entertainment.

Containerschiffe im Hamburger Hafen, / Andreas Vallbracht harbour & river tours

The port is one of the reasons why people from all over the world fall in love with this city.

waterfront locations Through the night

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