Welcome to the 6th Hamburg Queer Cup!

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and our team from Startschuss Queerer Sportverein Hamburg e.V. are very happy to welcome you to the Hamburg Queer Cup!

This overview gives you all the information you need to enjoy the Hamburg Queer Cup.

Check-In on June 23th

At the Check-In you register for the whole weekend and meet new friends while we have a glass of sparkling wine together.

When: 23.6.2023, 17.00 – 21.00 h

Where: Hein & Fiete, Pulverteich 21, 20099 Hamburg

Your competition bag is filled with party and breakfast tickets that you could pre-order with your initial registration.

If you cannot make it to the check in, just get your bag at the buffet at the pool on Saturday.

Competition on June 24th

The competition takes place in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. The best way to get there is by S-Bahn S-Bahn Stop (S3/S31) Wilhelmsburg). Parking is very limited. You’ll need a 1-EUR-coin for the lockers.

Ort: Schwimmhalle Inselpark, Kurt-Emmerich-Platz 12, 21109 Hamburg

The pool opens at 08:30 am. The warm up begins at 08:45 am. The competition starts at 10:00 am.

It is important that you are at your lane on time. Please be nice to the judges and don’t stand in their way 🙂

As soon as the results are published, you can receive your Gold-, Silver-, or Bronze- Medal.

During the competition you can get food and drinks at the buffet.

We’re planning to run the following competitions:

  • WK 1 200 m Breast
  • WK 2 50 m Backstroke
  • WK 3 400 m Freestyle
  • WK 4 50 m Butterfly
  • WK 5 100 m Breast
  • WK 6 50 m Freestyle
  • WK 7 100 m Medley
  • WK 8 4×50 m Breast (female)
  • WK 9 4×50 m Breast (male)
  • WK 10 4×50 m Medley (mixed)

Break (45 min)

  • WK 11 100 m Freestyle
  • WK 12 100 m Butterfly
  • WK 13 200 m Medley
  • WK 14 50 m Breast
  • WK 15 100 m Backstroke
  • WK 16 4×50 m Freestyle (female)
  • WK 17 4×50 m Freestyle (male)
  • Fun relay 🙂

Relays can be announced by the team leads after sign up.


Party on June 24th

Our party “Badeanstalt” starts at 10.00 pm, so you can rest a little after the competition and look awesome again to meet us on the dance floor. At 11.00 pm we will announce the winner of this year’s Hamburg Queer Cup.

When: 24.6.2023, 10.00 pm

Where: Hörsaal, Talstraße 12, 20359 Hamburg


Breakfast on June 25th

When: 25.6.2023, 10.00 am

Where: T.R.U.D.E, MaurienstraĂźe 13-15, 22305 Hamburg


Getting around

Hamburg has a great public transport with subway (“U-Bahn”) and metro (“S-Bahn”). The Deutschlandticket (49 EUR) is valid for a whole month and allows to use the city’s public transport including harbour ferries. Alternatively, a “9-am Day Pass” (“9-Uhr-Tageskarte”) costs 6.90 EUR and is valid all day on weekends. It is often cheaper than a regular return-ticket. For 2 people it could be cheaper to buy a group ticket (12.90 EUR). All U-Bahn and S-Bahn trains stop at Hamburg Central (“Hauptbahnhof”).

If you consider coming by bicycle, the “StadtRAD Hamburg” bike system has docking stations all over the city. The first 30 minutes of each ride are free of charge! You simply need to register for 5.00 EUR once and in advance.

You can also use the various car sharing systems. They have cars at every corner.


Discover Hamburg

There is much to see and do in Hamburg. If you have some time left, here are some ideas and tips.

Elbphilharmonie: The new concert hall is just over three years old and already a landmark. For the viewing platform (Plaza), you can get a free ticket on site (or in advance for 2 EUR). You get there via the largest curved escalator in the world and enjoy a spectacular view over the HafenCity and the harbour.

Hamburg Harbour / LandungsbrĂĽcken / Old Elbtunnel: Why not admire some ships, old and new, during a stroll along the harbour jetties? Or walk through the historic Elbtunnel to the free-port side of the Elbe? From there you have a fantastic view of the city and the Elbphilharmonie. By the way, did we mention that you can take the ferry (number 62) the jetties to Finkenwerder and back and enjoy the view of the harbor and the Elbe suburbs. The ferry is included in the HVV tariff. When it comes to local eateries, the best fish sandwiches can be found at the fish bun king on Bridge 6 .

St. Georg and Lange Reihe The heart of Hamburg’s gay and lesbian community is St. Georg and in particular Lange Reihe. Enjoy the many cozy cafĂ©s, trendy bars, and fantastic restaurants taking a rest from your shopping and sampling the local eye-candy. Our tip: a slice of homemade cake at the cult CafĂ© Gnosa.

Miniatur Wunderland: The attachment located at Hamburg Speicherstadt is not only just for kids and nerds. It is easy to get lost for hours admiring the different landscapes, cities and scenes. It is not only railways here, but also ships, lovers, bog bodies and even an airport. Best to buy a ticket online so you do not have to wait in line. The Speicherstadt Incidentally, is the world’s largest continuous warehouse complex and, since 2015, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.