Nothing planned yet for the Easter holiday? Then we thoroughly recommend a short break in Hamburg where there is a whole lot more going on than just Easter egg hunts – a wealth of interesting things to see and do over the holiday.
A popular attraction are, of course, the traditional Easter bonfires (Osterfeuer) which will be lit at several locations along the river Elbe on Easter Saturday (7th April) as part of the Easter celebrations. And if you really can’t make up your mind which one of the many bonfires to go to, why not enjoy the atmosphere of an Easter bonfire boat trip along the Elbe and get the best possible view of all the bonfires? The trip departs from the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken pier and the journey takes around two hours. With refreshments available on board, you can just sit back and enjoy this amazing spectacle.
Fans of the music of Johannes Brahms, Hamburg’s most famous citizen, will also not be disappointed over Easter. His music is to be the focus of the seventh Hamburg Ostertöne festival to be held at the city’s Laeiszhalle. Now an established part of the musical calendar the festival, which runs from 6 – 9 April, is under the artistic direction of Simone Young, Director of Hamburg’s State Opera. The central theme running through this year’s concerts will be a series of musical arrangements, written for the piano, reflecting the interplay between past and present.
Let’s just hope that the April weather is kind to us and that we will see at least some sunshine over the Easter weekend!