If luxury liners are your thing, then Hamburg is the place to be from 11 to 13 September 2015, when the maritime city welcomes everyone aboard for its major cruise ship festival, Hamburg Cruise Days. The main event takes place on the Saturday evening with a huge parade of beautifully illuminated cruise liners sailing down the Elbe while fireworks light up the sky. Another highlight is the Blue Port light installation that bathes the waterfront in a magical blue glow. Spread out between the two cruise ship terminals in HafenCity and Altona, the festival also offers an extensive programme on dry land, themed on cruises, culture and cuisine. Don't miss out!
More good news: this autumn a new musical, Disney's Aladdin, will be celebrating its European premiere in Hamburg. Immerse yourself in the world of Arabian Nights and the magical sounds of the Orient.