Blue Port Hamburg – Magical Colour, Enchanted Harbour
Blue Port Hamburg is being held this year from 1 to 10 September, which means it will be bathing the harbour and Hamburg’s loveliest landmarks in a magical blue light on Hamburg Cruise Days weekend, too.
The grand official light-up ceremony takes place on 1 September – and then each following day, the installation will extend a little further out into the harbour so that dozens of illuminated buildings, bridges and objects along the waterfront gradually merge to form a single, unforgettable artwork.
The creator of Blue Port Hamburg is the international light artist Michael Batz. His award-winning light projects and concepts have been seen in Salzburg, Florence, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Berlin. Batz first made a name for himself with Blue Goals, the city-wide light installation he created to coincide with the 2006 World Cup. He staged his Blue Port Hamburg concept for the first time at the first Hamburg Cruise Days festival in 2008. This year will be the sixth time the installation has been mounted.
As in previous years, partners and sponsors will be supporting Batz in 2015 Batz will be staging Blue Port Hamburg with the support of partners and sponsors – a sensational event for the city, a sensuous experience for the people.
>> See impressions of the Blue Port 2015