Blick über die Binnenalster in Hamburg
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Day of German Unity 2023

Teaser Day of German Unity 2023
Opening Horizons at the Day of German Unity 2023 Image: © Gina Rosas Mocanda
  • LocationBinnenalster Hamburg
  • HostStadt Hamburg

One country, one celebration, one festival. This year on October 2nd and 3rd, Hamburg is hosting the celebrations of the Day of German Unity.

With the motto "Opening Horizons", this year's event will not only look back on 33 years of German reunification, but will also focus on perspectives for the present and on an outlook for the future - diversity, modernity and internationality are the themes of the citizens' festival. These keywords will be experienced with the help of a mixture of information, action and entertainment - for young and old.

Around the Binnenalster there will be many highlights in the program:.

From the North Sea and the Baltic Sea to the Alps - on Mönckebergstraße, each federal state will show what makes it unique. On Rathausmarkt, constitutional bodies and state organizations will provide information about the rule of law, democracy and their tasks. The hotspot for the world and environment of tomorrow will be on Gänsemarkt, where the "Young Future Lab" will highlight important future issues.

Various associations, institutions, initiatives and companies have also addressed the topics of internationality, sustainability and progress. A large part of the event area will therefore present these important topics in relation to Hamburg, Germany and the world.

Another highlight will be the Night of Unity on October 2nd. With music and culture, it offers live entertainment for night owls. There will be something to discover, hear and see everywhere until midnight.

The Helmholtz-Center Hereon on the event:

Together with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel and with the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel (CAU), the Helmholtz Center Hereon organizes the information stand of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein again. Besides sustainable fisheries, green hydrogen production, garbage in the sea, ammunition remains, measuring instruments for ocean observation and remote sensing, a miniature offshore wind turbine as well as climate outlooks for the different regions in Germany, there will be much more to discover!

The Institute for Material and Process Design will also take part in the festivities and will present the topic "Research for Sustainable Mobility" at Ballindamm, especially in relation to lightweight construction in vehicles and aircrafts.

The event is barrier-free and accessible free of charge.

General map of the event area