Welcome to the 5th Hamburg Queer Cup!
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and our team from Startschuss SLSV 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 26th
- Competition on June 27nd
- Party on June 27nd
- Breakfast on June 28nd
- Townhall tour
- Getting around
- Discover Hamburg
Check-In on June 26th
At the Check-In you register for the whole weekend and meet new friends while we have a glass of sparkling wine together.
When: 26.6.2020, 17.00 – 21.00 h
Where: to be announced.
Your competition bag is filled with party and breakfast tickets that you can 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. (place before time if in one sentence)
Competition on June 27th
The competition takes place in Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg. The best way to get there is by S-Bahn. Parking is very limited. You’ll need a 1-EUR-coin for the lockers.
Ort: Schwimmhalle Inselpark, Kurt-Emmerich-Platz 12, 21109 Hamburg, S-Bahn Stop (S3/S31) Wilhelmsburg
The pool opens at 10:00 am. The warm up begins at 10:15 am. The competition starts at 11:00 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.
Party on June 27th
Our party “Badeanstalt” starts at 9.00 pm, so you can rest a little after the competition and look awesome again to meet us on the dance floor. At 10.00 pm we will announce the winner of this year’s Hamburg Queer Cup.
When: 27.6.2020, 9.00 pm
Where: Prinzenbar, Kastanienallee 20, 20359 Hamburg (S-Bahn Stop Reeperbahn or U-Bahn Stop St. Pauli)
Breakfast on June 28th
This year’s brunch venue is yet to be announced.
Please don’t forget your ticket! You also get a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate your achievements with your new friends.
When: 28.6.2020, 10.00 am
Where: to be announced.
City Hall Tour
Hamburg City Hall is the seat of local government of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and as such, the seat of one of Germany’s 16 state parliaments. Constructed between 1886 and 1897, the city hall still houses its original governmental functions with the office of the First Mayor of Hamburg and the meeting rooms for Hamburg’s parliament and senate.
All interested participants and friends are invited for a reception Sunday afternoon.
Hamburg has a great public transport with subway (“U-Bahn”) and metro (“S-Bahn”). A “9-am Day Pass” (“9-Uhr-Tageskarte”) costs 6.60 EUR and is valid all day on weekends. It is often cheaper than a regular return-ticket. For 2 people it is cheaper to buy a group ticket (12.40 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.
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 / Landungsbrücken / 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 cafés, 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 Café 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.