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Photo Release: Hamburg Cruise Days 2019: Spectacular Parade of Cruise Ships in the Port of Hamburg

Hamburg, 16 September 2019 - More than 500.000 visitors partied this weekend in Hamburg / Germany during the 7th Hamburg Cruise Days. With a record number of twelve participating cruise liners, the event is the biggest public cruise festival in the world.

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“Hamburg Cruise Days”: Hamburg celebrates its unique maritime culture with the world’s largest cruise festival

Hamburg, 3 September 2019 (HHT) – Hamburg’s love for cruise-related and maritime events of all kinds will reach its peak between 13 and 15 September, when, during the 7th Hamburg Cruise Days, the city’s port will be setting the stage for the cruise industry and cruise fans alike.

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First autonomous shuttle bus

Hamburg, 31 July 2019 - It’s here – the new minibus for HEAT (Hamburg Electric Autonomous Transportation), Germany’s unique research and development project to integrate an autonomous shuttle bus into regular street traffic. Five meters long, weighing just under three tons, powered emission-free with electricity: The minibus will provide space for up to ten passengers traveling through Hamburg’s HafenCity as of mid-2020.

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Elbphilharmonie Hamburg welcomes 10 millionth visitor

Hamburg, 9. Juni 2019 – This weekend, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg has cleared the 10 million mark in the number of visitors to the Plaza.

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Hamburg welcomes Rotary members from across the world: 2019 Rotary International Convention in Northern Germany

Hamburg, 29 May 2019 - Over the coming days, Hamburg will be transformed into “Rotary City” as more than 25,000 Rotary members from around the globe will be getting together in Hamburg from 1 to 5 June 2019 for the annual international meeting.

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Three innovative startups from Europe have been honoured with the Future Hamburg Award

Hamburg, 09/05/2019 – This year’s Online Marketing Rockstars (OMR) Festival saw the first awards presentation of the new Future Hamburg Award. With Heptasense (Lisbon, Portugal), LignoPure (Hamburg) and Humanising Autonomy (London, UK) on the winner’s rostrum, the new award was bestowed on startup teams from three leading entrepreneurial hubs in Europe.

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Hamburg is taking the pole position in trailblazing shared mobility

Hamburg, 16/04/2019 – This week the new ride pooling service of MOIA, the newest company of the Volkswagen Group, is being launched in Hamburg. Up to 500 electric vehicles will be available across Germany’s second largest city. With the start of this trail-blazing mobility service Hamburg is assuming the leading position in eco-friendly ride pooling on the European continent.

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Volkswagen tests highly-automated driving on new inner-city test route in Hamburg

Hamburg/Wolfsburg, April 3, 2019 – Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated vehicles in urban traffic in Hamburg. This is the first time Volkswagen has begun to test automated driving to Level 4 at real driving conditions in a major German city.

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Hamburg is bringing Flying Taxis, Female Founders, and the Future of Media from Europe to SXSW 2019

Austin, TX / Hamburg (Germany), March 09, 2019. From March 9 to 14, the north German city of Hamburg will be contributing to the most topical issues at SXSW Interactive – including urban air mobility, the media industry, and women in tech and music.

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Hamburg’s top five Christmas highlights for 2018: with Christmas markets, shopping, and culinary adventures

Hamburg, 26. November 2018 – There is always lots going on in Hamburg, and there are thousands of good reasons to visit this Hanseatic city. And yet in the coming weeks of December there are five highlights in particular you shouldn't miss out on:

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