4 special days for HPA and more than 1 million visitors

From 10th to 13th May 2018 there will be a fantastic atmosphere along and on the River Elbe. This year, there will be even another day to enjoy, since Thursday is a holiday. Of course, HPA will be in the middle of it all. We're going to contribute to the outstanding success with our port management and our committed employees. Will the Port Anniversary set new records again this year? We are looking forward to finding out!

HPA will present itself again during the celebration. At a common organized booth with Hamburg Marketing e.v. interested visitors can learn about the universal port and logistics location Hamburg with its various professional entry points. 

You can find us from 10th - 13th May 2018 at the location "Am Sandtorkai", close to Wilhelminenbrücke. In a renovated event container, we will present to you our occupations that require training, dual courses of studies, internships, final assignments as well as varied tasks for specialist and executive officers at HPA. Drop in at our booth - We are looking forward to seeing you!

Cruise calls of ships and watercrafts
Mio visitors from Germany and foreign countries
Cruise liners are coming to congratulate
items on the agenda landside and waterside

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What's there to see?

Full flow, full agenda. (Subject to alterations) 

Hafenmeile: 10th to 13th May 2018
Thursday: 10 am to 10 pm
Friday and Saturday: 10 am to 12 am
Sunday: 10 am to 9 pm

International ecumenical opening service
Thursday, May 10th, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Grand Arrival Parade including the official opening
Thursday, May 10th, 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

Tugboat ballet
Saturday, May 12th, 6 pm to 6.45 pm

AIDA fireworks
Saturday, May 12th, 9.45 pm

Grand Departure Parade
Sunday, May 13th, 6 to 7 pm

HPA and the Port Railway on tour

During the Port Anniversay, we are going to 'open' our tracks for a tour with the historical Port Railway train Fridolin.

A third of all goods transferred in the Port of Hamburg are transported on tracks. The necessary infrastructure is being provided by HPA's Port Railway with its extensive and perfectly organized rail network. Learn about our profession on the occasion of the Port Anniversary from a different point of view - a historical railcar. 

A launch will take the participants of the tours, which are offered by Hamburg Port Authority, from the jetty Kajen (address: Hohe Brücke 2) to the Port Museum. From there on they will go on a two-hour trip with the historical railcar 'Fridolin' through the Port of Hamburg on the tracks of the Port Railway. Back at the Port Museum, the visitors get the chance to get a glance at the exhibition about Hamburg's history of the port or to get a snack. Afterwards a launch or a bus will take them back to the jetty Kajen. 

Friday, May 11th 2018
Tour 1: 11 pm – 3 pm
Tour 2: 2 pm – 5.30 pm

Costs: per per­son: 31, - €.
Length: 4 hours
No Child reduction available.
Children unter the age of 14 are prohibited; children between 14 and 17 exclusively accompanied by an adult.

Go-to-guy: Ha­fen Ham­burg Mar­ke­ting e.V.

Meeting point: An­le­ger Ka­jen, Hohe Brü­cke 2, 20457 Ham­burg

Booking: Click here

What to do in case of a storm surge

If your residence or business is located in an endangered area, you should be aware of the dangers, the warning channels and escape routes from the danger zone. You can get all the information here.

Bridges and locks

A total of 133 bridges link the islands on the River Elbe. We are responsible for their conversion and new construction. In order to have a free journey, you will find all opening and operating times as well as contact details for the registration.


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