The Hurricane Festival first hit Germany in 1997, and today it is the country’s biggest music festival. Around 77,000 people attend this event every year. This whirlwind musical event was also nominated in European Festival Awards 2015 as Europe’s best major festival.
There is always a long list famous artists who performed in Hurricane Festival. However, this event is not only limited to well-known artists and bands. The Hurricane also brings in new-comer bands and artists to discover new musical thrills and vibe to all kinds of songs, old and new. In the recent years people from all over the world have started attending this event as the Hurricane became bigger and deadlier!
“Hurricane Festival, it’s more than music to us.”
On the other side, there is a twin festival of Hurricane which takes place in the south of Germany and offers the same lineup as the original Hurricane Festival. Around 130,000 visitors were recorded In Hurricane and Southside Festival collectively.
In the town of Scheeßel, there is a motorcycle track named Eichenring. This is the main location of Hurricane Festival. It is located around 70 km southwest of Hamburg. You can reach the festival by taking the city’s efficient public transport. Only 1.5 km away from the festival ground they have the Scheeßel train station.
It takes just 50 minutes to reach Scheeßel as the train departs every hour from Hamburg central station. Campsites are designed for the visitors as well. There are both basic campsites and luxury accommodations available.
Travelling by foot is always considered the best option because almost all of the city attractions are located within walking distance to each other.
The transport system in Hamburg is well-organized and fast, and it comes at a very reasonable price. The suburban train (S-Bahn) and Subway (U-Bahn) are also great options to choose when you don’t feel like walking or travelling far on your own.
You can opt for Uber service or local taxis but it is going to cost a little bit more than travelling in public transport. Hamburg is a city famous for its river, lakes and canals. Ferries are considered more fun than any other transport. Note that the ferries run more frequently in the summer season.
Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city that caters to travelers all around the world, all year long. The city boasts of a world class art collection, not to mention a pretty amazing nightlife.
There is an option to stay in Rotenberg or Wümme as it is not so far from Scheeßel and takes around 10 minutes to reach by by foot. The best recommendable option is to stay in the tents when attending the festival – it’s the most fun!
Even after the festival ends, while you are in Hamburg you will want to enjoy the other excitements it offers as well. In that case, you should then stay somewhere near the city center of Hamburg. You can find many Airbnb’s and hotels there which are quite reasonably priced on the map below.
As Hamburg is a watery city, you simply must take a complete tour around the port of Hamburg. There are parks to visit, historical sites and museums to see, and water bodies to stroll across all over the city.
Galão, a famous espresso with steamed milk and a custard tart is very famous in Hamburg. You can find it in the Portuguese quarter. The shrimp roll at the St. Pauli fish market is a pure treat. Also the Le Lion, a very famous bar in Hamburg, serves the finest cocktail.
The Hurricane Festival is expected to take place from June 21st – June 23rd 2019.
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