When to Visit - Arts and Events
A highly cultural city, Hamburg has a cultural tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages. World-famous composers, such as Händel and Mahler, have left their marks on Hanseatic cultural history. Gustav Gründgens made theatrical history here with his legendary production of "Faust" and the Beatles made their debut at the Star Club.
The Hamburg State Opera was founded in 1678 and is famous the world over. Mozart and Verdi as well as contemporary works are performed here. There are also exciting ballet performances. The theatre scene is no less active with the high point of dramatic arts performed at the renowned Deutsche Schauspielhaus and in the Thalia Theatre.
Comedy can be seen at the Ohnsorg Theater and in the Winterhuder Fährhaus.