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Completing the Happy Go Hamburg Specialist Training will enable you to effectively assist your clients in planning their next trip to Europe. As a token of our appreciation for your interest in our lovely city on the water, we are happy to offer some great benefits to all participants who successfully complete the training.

1. Win a trip to Hamburg

Follow our sweepstakes winner on last year's prize trip to Hamburg and stay tuned to be the first to know all about the unique prizes we're planning for you next year!

Want to increase your chances to win? Easy! Just recommend the Happy Go Hamburg Specialist Training to your colleagues in the travel industry! Your name will be reentered into the raffle up to 5 times when the people you refer successfully complete the training. So, if five of your colleagues complete the training, your name will be entered into the raffle 6 times: 1 time for your own success, and 5 times for the successes of others!

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2. Advertise yourself!

Once you complete the training, you can download your personalized Hamburg Specialist Certificate so you can advertise your new status to clients and other travel professionals.
In addition, you can also download the Hamburg Specialist badge to use on your website or in your email signature!

3. Earn your "Hamburg Card"

We would love for you to come and visit us in Hamburg! That’s why we will give you a complimentary Hamburg CARD upon request once you complete the training. If you’re planning a trip to Hamburg, simply send us an email. We’ll send you a voucher that you can redeem for your Hamburg CARD once you arrive in the city. With the Hamburg CARD, you can explore the city affordably at any time, with significant discounts to attractions, restaurants, and public transportation. Don't miss it!

Prize trip 2015

The trip took place from December 4, 2015 until December 8, 2015. We planned the perfect itinerary with the following highlights:

Read more about last year's winner experiences in Hamburg

Jan and Maria Vislocky from MJV Travel in New Jersey won a 5 day trip to Hamburg in December 2015 and this is what their adventure was like:

"We're happy to share our wonderful experience in Hamburg. Our flight with Air Berlin was excellent with very nice and friendly service. In our hotel we were welcomed by a representative from the Hamburg tourist board, who gave us brief, but very helpful information about our stay. Our hotel Mercure Hamburg Mitte was located very close to a subway, so with the Hamburg Card it was very convenient for us to reach any place.

HafenCity and Speicherstadt

To be more familiar with Hamburg we took a Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing tour and visited most attractive places. After that we met our tour guide who took us for a walking tour through the HafenCity. It is a wonderful combination of old and new buildings, a lovely area along the water with many bridges, galleries, parks, museums, etc.

Our next stop was Ballin Stadt Emigration Museum, where we discovered the history of emigration in Hamburg. It was lovely to listen to the audio tour of various immigrants and their stories.

To be in Hamburg we did not want to miss the Reeperbahn - best nightlife district and a great mix of people, blend of adults' clubs, sports bars and souvenirs shops.

We went shopping in the Europapassage and Neuer Wall, visited St. Michael Church, stopped for lunch in local restaurants and enjoyed a delighted dinner in the Coast by East restaurant.

Jan and Maria in Hamburg

But the true highlight of the trip was visiting the various Christmas markets. We most liked Jungfernstieg with its romantic tent decoration and the biggest Christmas market in town in front of the Rathaus - especially beautiful on Saturday, when there is a parade through the streets and Santa flies in his sleigh across the market in the sky to deliver Christmas messages.

Thank you very much to give us the opportunity to visit Hamburg. It was a great experience. We really enjoyed our trip to Hamburg and we are planning to come back in summer time."

Our sponsors of last year's trip

© airberlin
© airberlin
© Betriebsgesellschaft BallinStadt
© coast by east
© Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
© MERCURE Hotel Hamburg Mitte
© Die Roten Doppeldecker
© Hamburg Tourist Board
© Betriebsgesellschaft BallinStadt
© Die Roten Doppeldecker
© Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
© MERCURE Hotel Hamburg Mitte

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BallinStadt - Emigration Museum Hamburg
More than 100 years ago the Emigration Halls in Hamburg were the last homestead to the European emigrants. Located on historic ground, the BallinStadt Emigration Museum is dedicated to these five million emigrants who made Hamburg to their gateway to a new world. The award-winning concept begins with living pictures, which depict the emigration from 1850 until 1934. Learn more about the reasons why the emigrants left their homeland and how they experienced the ship passage to the New World.

BallinStadt Emigration Museum
Hamburg CARD
Enjoy free travel by bus and train (HVV - Hamburg Transport Association) and ferry for five days. Get a discount admission on more than 150 offers! With the Discovery ticket you can explore Hamburg conveniently, flexibly and affordably at any time.

Hamburg Tourist Board

The Hotel Atlantic Kempinski
a true Grand Hotel of our time, is more than a hotel. For more than 100 years it has been synonymous with hanseatic nobility, culture, and lifestyle. Its Art-déco Atlantic Bar and the Atlantic Atrium are two of the city's most secluded oases where you can settle back with a well-mixed cocktail after a busy day.

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg

Die Roten Doppeldecker

Explore Hamburg on board of the red double dekcer tour bus. Hop and hop off wherever you wish to stop! Along line A you can discover Hamburg's landmarks and will gain the perfect impression of this beautiful city. With a total of 28 bus stops you can create you individual sightseeing tour around Hamburg.
Die Roten Doppeldecker

MERCURE Hotel Hambur
g Mitte

Whether you are here to discover tourist attractions or to visit a trade fair, as a guest at our hotel you will find all the highlights of the Hanseatic city right on your doorstep: The 4-star Mercure Hotel Hamburg Mitte is close to Rathaus, Alster River, Harbour and Schanzenviertel district, and right next to the CCH and trade fair. All 180 rooms are air conditioned and have free WIFI. To relax, a delicious snach, a cool beer, a fine wine or jsut your favourite cocktail will be offered at our Lemon Bar.
MERCURE Hotel Hamburg Mitte

coast by east

The coast by east, located in the new part of Hamburg "HafenCity", presents exquisite gastronomic delights. Besides helthy dishes and grills, the head chef also conjures up a range of sushi specialities and snacks. There is ample room to while away the hours and enjoy a panoramic view of the new concert hall Elbphilharmonie.
coast by east


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