CCH - forecourt and main entrance

Multifunctional and highly flexible

The people of Hamburg are known not only for their straightforwardness, cosmopolitan attitude and warmth but also for their understatement. But when it is about the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, understatement just doesn't hit the mark. Why? Because the new CCH is unique. As one of Europe’s most advanced and largest convention centers with 36,000 square meters of available space, it breaks the mold. The number "12,000" has an almost magical significance: 12,000 square meters of event space, another 12,000 square meters of foyer space, and a total number of 12,000 visitors who can attend events at the CCH simultaneously. The complex can provide up to 50 multifunctional halls for conventions and events of any kind with 500 or more persons, spread across four levels and three event sections – West, Center and East. Each of the three sections has its own entrances and exits. Flexibility cubed, as we put it!

The new CCH in numbers

CCH - forecourt and hotel

50 halls and rooms

High flexibility

36,000 m²

of combined surface area

12,000 Persons

visitor capacity

12,000 m²

of exhibition space

CCH - Hall 3

A conference and a dance at the same time? Not a problem at the CCH!

Nearly all of the halls have one unbeatable advantage: they can be downsized, enlarged, subdivided or expanded to suit your needs. We call it “Grosse Freiheit", Great Freedom – which is also the name of a proverbial street in our city. What is more, the vertical and horizontal layout of the CCH allows several events to take place simultaneously. State-of-the-art technical equipment on all levels and in every hall, and free Wi-Fi throughout the complex are services you can take for granted. At this center you have unlimited options that you may look for in vain at other venues in Europe. So go for it!

CCH - entrance hall

Event venue in Hamburg: Flexibility cubed

The event rooms of the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg can be divided into three separate areas over four floors: west, middle and east. What makes this room layout special is that you can use the space both horizontally and vertically. It is possible to hold parallel events in the individual segments without disturbing each other. You may also rent two or all three areas of the venue – the new CCH – Congress Center Hamburg offers you great conditions for individual planning of events, for 500 or more persons.

CCH - Belvedere Fassade

A unique complex for events

The modernized and upgraded CCH – Congress Center Hamburg enthralls visitors with its light-flooded modern architecture, expertly designed room concepts and state-of-the-art AV systems. It sets new standards in terms of location, flexibility and individuality. As soon as you set foot into the new entry area you get a foretaste of the unique character of this building – a magnificent impression that continues to build as you walk through the generously-dimensioned entrance hall and Belvedere. Throughout the CCH, an innovative lighting system provides perfect lighting conditions by day and night. Sustainability was a top priority in the remodeling project. The CCH is the first, and thus far, the only existing German convention center to earn Gold certification in the Revitalization category from the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). This is the highest DGNB sustainability certification level awarded to an existing convention building to date.Needless to mention, the entire complex is barrier-free!

CCH - Foyer Hall Z

A well-seasoned team

Whether company anniversary, specialist convention, festive ball, product presentation, annual general meeting, conference, exhibition or concert: The CCH event team will personally take care of you, offering a full range of services for any event. Comprehensive expertise and 50 years of experience are a firm basis you can rely on when planning and implementing conventions, unforgettable experiences and events of any type. Our team has a creed: whatever our customer has in mind, we make it happen, even if it means 'weathering a storm'! Because here in Hamburg, we have a saying: We don't call it a storm until the sheep have lost all their curls!

Hamburg - Harbour City and Elbphilharmonie

Building bridges has a long tradition in Hamburg

Hamburg is not only one of the world's most beautiful cities, but also one of the most cosmopolitan and hospitable metropolises. What is more, Hamburg, one of Germany's leading economic and scientific hubs, boasts more bridges than most other major cities in the world. With more than 2,500 bridges, the city by the Elbe river even beats Amsterdam and Venice. And just like the entire city of Hamburg, the CCH itself is a bridge-builder. It is surrounded by Planten un Blomen, one of the most popular green areas in the city, where people of all ages enjoy spending leisure time. When an event at the CCH has ended, visitors have a wide range of choices for fun activities, from recreational sites to cultural programs to sitting down with friends for a chat. There are international restaurants for any budget, shopping districts, museums, musical and theater performances, the world-famous Reeperbahn, or the iconic new Elbphilharmonie concert building, affectionately dubbed “Elphie” by locals.

CCH - Bird's Eye View

Right in the center: uniquely situated and easy to reach

Right in the middle of the beautiful city of Hamburg is the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg: The Hamburg Messe und Congress exhibition campus, with 87,000 square meters of exhibition space, and the inner city can be reached on foot in a matter of minutes. The Dammtor mainline train station (with access to high-speed and commuter trains) is just a few steps away. Even the city's airport (with flights to and from approximately 130 destinations in 02/2020) is located no more than 25 minutes away and well connected to the public transportation network. And, last but not least, more than 100 hotels of all categories with a total of roughly 3500 rooms can be found nearby.

CCH - Catering

Topping it off

Käfer Service Hamburg GmbH is our catering partner. In the events and conventions sector, the old German saying "Food and drink keep body and soul together” applies more today than ever before. At the CCH, Käfer, one of the world’s leading catering and food service companies, is exclusively in charge of providing culinary delights for visitors. No standardized products or menus will ever be offered to our guests. Our top-of-the-line catering partner serves fine, high-quality meals prepared individually from fresh ingredients, giving preference to seasonal produce from local suppliers and organic growers. Enjoy!

Photo credits
Elbphilharmonie: ©
Catering: © Käfer Gruppe
Bird’s eye view: © Photo / Animation: Hamburg Messe und Congress / CADMAN
CCH photos: © Hamburg Messe und Congress / Piet Niemann<