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Hamburg Summer Beer Festival
The Hamburg Summer Beer Festival offers visitors the chance to attend one of the largest fun fairs in Germany. Book your trip with Fred. holidays, today!

The origin of the DOM dates back as far as the 1300s when there used to be regular markets held by merchants, jugglers and craftsmen etc. outside of the old cathedral, or Dom. The story says that the name was given to this market after it became a habit of theirs to head inside the cathedral when the weather took a turn for the worse.

Initially, the Archbishop took umbrage with this but, after heavy protest from the people in his congregation, they were eventually granted permission to continue this act of evading the weather. As the years went by, the old cathedral grew tired and was eventually torn down, but the market-like celebrations have continued ever since.

Now held on Heiligengeistfeld, the thrice-yearly festival has grown from being a place where merchants and craftsmen could come to sell their wares to a full-on fairground which regularly includes exciting roller coasters, numerous beer tents and fun at every turn. The area of around 3kms is filled with thousands of revellers looking for a good time. You'll find plenty of local food stalls and chances to taste the town's brew, whilst the never-ending lights and music of Hamburg's 'Reeperbahn', or sinful mile, are on hand to aid you in continuing your celebrations well into the night.

To plan your trip to The Hamburg Summer Dom, request a quote via our contact form.

For a festival that rivals Munich's Oktoberfest, there is no alternative to the Hamburger Dom.

Don't forget you can also visit Hamburg's spring and winter beer festivals with Fred. Holidays.

  • Flight time from London: 1 hour 25 min
  • Hamburg Airport: 11km from the city centre; transfer time about 20 min
  • Nearest railway station: Hamburg Hauptbahnhof
  • Currency: Euro
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Hanover Beer Festival
July brings with it the start of the world's biggest shooting festival in Hanover, which happens to include its fair share of beer as well. Book today!
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Bremen Beer Festival
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