About Duckstein festival
The Duckstein Festival takes place in the welcoming atmosphere of Hamburg.
It is a summer highlight in Hamburg Harbour City.
The theme of the Duckstein festival is Kunst Kultur Kulinarisches (art, culture, gastronomy).
Duckstein Beer Festival has long been a tradition in Hamburg with Music, design, international street theatre, fine dining and of course, the Duckstein beer.
This open-air festival moved to the Magdeburger Hafen in HafenCity 2014.
The new venue offered the additional space needed and allowed for a conceptual change, having grown in popularity.
There are two main venues for the street performers and the aerial acrobatics.
Besides, the music tent at Dar-es-Salaam Platz is where you’ll enjoy the artists performing in an unexpected and delightfully unplugged atmosphere.
There will be live music acts – jazz, soul, lounge – where you can kick back and enjoy a glass or two of Duckstein beer.
The program also includes:
Handmade and design market. Stand-up comedy and Fleamarket
While in Hamburg, you might like to join one of the two exciting beer seminars run by Duckstein.
These seminars offer an informative and interactive opportunity to learn more about the art of beer making.
This out of the ordinary and distinctive beer has been brewed in Konigslutter with passion since the 17th century.
What’s special about the Duckstein festival?
Hamburg is the original home city of the Duckstein festival.
But if you can’t make it to Hamburg, then there are three other Duckstein festivals taking place in northern Germany in 2020:
- Kiel 2 – 6 September 2020
- Lubeck 31 July – 9 August 2020 (Cancelled)
- Rugen 21 – 30 August 2020 (Cancelled)
Hotel close to the festival in CityHafen Hamburg
Ameron Hotel is a lovely hotel right next to the Duckstein Festival venue.
Some rooms have a fabulous view over the water and Hamburg city.
How to get to Duckstein Festival, Hamburg
Hamburg is a major port city situated on the Elbe River in northern Germany.
There is an international airport, and there are great road and rail connections.
You can travel by car and park in the local parking garages.
However, as places are limited the festival organisers recommend you use public transport.
To reach Magdeburger Hafen and HafenCity (Harbor) take:
Bus Line 6 to Singapurstrasse
U-bahn U1 to Messberg or U4 to Ueberseequartier
More about Hamburg
Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany and the eighth largest in Europe.
It is a wonderful city to explore on foot, with many of the centre’s main attractions within walking distance.
Public transport is also a great way to get around.
To learn more about what to see and do in this northern Hanseatic city, see our page: What to see and do in Hamburg.