The Hamburger Dom is a large carnival held at Heiligengeistfeld fair ground, in Hamburg. It is probably the longest fair in Germany since it consists of three parts being held in spring, summer and winter each. For all those adventurous people who love thrilling rides, funfair games and just the glamour and lights of a carnival, the Dom is the perfect place to be.
It attracts the largest number of tourists in the whole of Germany. The winter festival is called the Winterdom or Dommarkt, the summer festival is called Sommerdom or Hummelfest and the spring festival is called the Frühlingsdom.
The fireworks seen here are one of the major attractions. This fantastic display of lights in the sky is a sight to behold and will leave you speechless. It takes place every Friday evening at 11:30 P.M.
If you are planning to treat your family with a visit to this funfair, the best day would be Wednesday. This is the day when the entire park is designed for families. It includes acrobats, jugglers, fire-eaters, clowns, balloon men even Easter bunnies for the entertainment of your kids. The delight of your kids upon laying eyes on these artists will be enough to make you happy.
The transport to the Dom is also extremely easily available. If you do not wish to drive out this far, you can simply travel by the HVV bus or train. The Dom has its very own station for both. A few bus lines that will lead you to the Dom are bus line 9, Station Feldstraße or bus line 112, 36 and 37, Station St. Pauli.
If you are visiting Germany during the time of this Dom do not make the mistake of returning home without coming here even once. It’s so extravagant that you may even compare its glory to a Disneyland!