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Hamburg, Germany Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 339
Total Sleeping Rooms 30,700
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 556
Committable Meeting Rooms* 44
Convention Center Space 36,000 Sq. Mtr.
Average Hotel Room Rate EUR 180
Average Daily Meal Cost EUR 89
Average Weekly Car Rental EUR 116
*Maximum for a single hotel

Hamburg, Germany Airport Information

Hamburg Airport (HAM)

Sixty airlines fly direct from Hamburg to 120 destinations around the world. Between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., an average of 420 aircraft take off and land at Hamburg Airport every day, and more than 15 million passengers pass through Hamburg Airport every year. The airport is situated only 8.5 kilometer from the city center and is connected to Hamburg's comprehensive public transport network via S-Bahn.

Hamburg, Germany Public Transportation

Arriving by Car

Mobility has always played a major role in the region, and Hamburg is embedded in a close-knit network of state roads. Germany's longest motorway, the A7, runs from north to south, while the A1 runs from the Baltic Sea to the Saarland region. Hamburg is connected to Berlin via the A24 and to Schleswig-Holstein via the A23. In the coming years, the motorway network in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region will be further expanded to the tune of 2.5 billion euros.

Arriving by Rail

Hamburg is also easily accessible for all those arriving by train from other parts of Germany or Europe, and Berlin is less than two hours away by rail. The city alone has four long-distance train stations. Hamburg's main rail hub is the central train station, which opened in 1906. Anyone organizing a meeting or congress in Hamburg can benefit from Deutsche Bahn's Veranstaltungsticket, which offers the best value for the money to congress participants.

Local Public Transport

In Hamburg, you can get around the city very easily without a car, thanks to its comprehensive local public transport network, which even includes water travel. Six S-Bahn lines, four underground lines, and numerous bus connections ensure excellent transport links even beyond the city boundaries. In addition to local public transport, the surrounding region can also be accessed via national railway links.

HVV KombiTicket for Congress Participants

Offered by the Hamburg Convention Bureau and the Hamburg Transport Association (HVV), the HVV KombiTicket for meetings, conventions, and seminars is available for events with 250 participants or more. It offers participants free travel within Hamburg's local public transport network and is valid in the entire area covered by HVV (tariff rings ABCDE). As part of this offer, event organizers are obliged to issue a HVV travel permission to all participants for the duration of their stay. This takes the form of a conference badge that incorporates a HVV KombiTicket stamp stating the relevant dates.

Hamburg CARD for Groups

For conferences and events with a lower number of participants, you can benefit from the Hamburg CARD, which is available as an online/mobile ticket. The Hamburg CARD provides free travel by bus, S-Bahn, and port ferry, as well as a 50% discount at more than 150 tourist attractions, from museums and guided tours to boat trips on the Elbe and the Alster. There are two commissionable booking options for groups: If the event organizer wishes to include the Hamburg CARD in the event, the booking will be processed based on numbers and booking codes. Alternatively, event participants can book their own Hamburg CARD via a special link.

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