1.5 million flock to Hamburg's Summer Fair

24 August 2023
Expectations met despite bad weather on Heiligengeistfeld - lots of tourists enjoy fun of the fair

Around 1.5 million flocked to Hamburg's Summer Fair, which ended Sunday (August 20, 2023), to enjoy the ferris wheel and bumper car rides and many other amusements. Carnival people expressed satisfaction with the fair despite the bad weather in July. 

Fair met expectations

"Many tourists from different countries, who were on summer holidays, as well as residents of Hamburg attended the fair," said Dr Melanie Leonhard, Senator for Economics, adding that fair underway since July 21 had met expectations. North Germany's largest fair attracted people from the North Sea and Baltic Sea coasts and the entire metropolitan region despite the changeable weather in July. "We have no influence on the weather. But we can create an atmosphere and mood on the square and give people a great time for a few hours even if it rains. We have done that successfully and attracted 1.5 million visitors," said Sascha Belli, Chairman of the Landesverband des Ambulanten Gewerbes und der Schausteller Hamburg e.V. "

About 260 carnival people

This year's fair featured the first ever Summer Games. Children from eight years and adults tried their hand at duck fishing and can throwing among others. Organised by the Ministry for Economics and Innovation, the fair is held three times a year on a 2,500 square metre area featuring 260 carnival people at all kinds of food stands and offering lots of fun and entertainment. The next fairs will be held from November 10 to December 10, 2023, March 22 to April 21, 2024 and from July 26 to August 25, 2024.

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