Events and Dates of the Region
Here you will find all events and dates around the Elbe.
28th April 2019
The Elbe River Course Day

Bleckede. The Elbe River Course Day is traditionally celebrated on the banks of the Elbe in Lauenburg in Schleswig-Holstein and in Hohnstorf in Lower Saxony on Sunday, 28 April 2019. In both directions of the Elbe, the ships and boats between Hamburg and Wittenberge come to join this maritime event and to celebrate the start of the season in 2019. The varied program on both sides of the Elbe with live music, maritime markets and water activities offers fun and entertainment for everyone. The highlight is the joint ship parade, which visitors can enjoy on the ships or from the banks of the Elbe.
The opening is on the stage in front of the Hohnstorfer jetty at 11 am. This major maritime event ends around 6 pm after the ship parade. Attending the event is free of charge.

The highlight at 3 pm might be once again the big ship parade, in which the following will take part: them the salon ship "Aurora", the "Lüneburger Heide", the "Herzog von Lauenburg", the historic ships, paddle steamer "Kaiser Wilhelm", the barges "Piep" and "Erich Schröder", harbor tug "Elbe", "President Schäfer", "Ottenstreuer" and "Sperber". Of course, it is possible to visit a variety of ships or participate in tours.

The Elbe River Course Day "Kurs-Elbe-Tag" was initiated as part of the cooperation project "Kurs Elbe. Hamburg to Wittenberge ". The event is organized by the city of Lauenburg (Elbe), the joint municipality of Scharnebeck and the municipality of Hohnstorf (Elbe) in cooperation with the project office, the Elbe boaters and the fire brigades from Artlenburg, Hohnstorf and Lauenburg. The event is supported by the German Life-Saving Association.

We are currently working on the program for 2019.



10:00 - 18:00 Open Maritime Museum (for free). Guided tours upon request,

                        Elbschifffahrtsmuseum, Elbstrasse 59

11:00 - 12:30 Opening with the shanty choir "Die Kielschweine",

                        stage LöLa-Platz

11:00 - 17:00 Pirate camp for big and small children,


11:00 - 17:00 Guided tours of the Hitzler shipyard: 11:00, 13:00, 16:00,

                        Entrance Bahnhofstrasse

11:00 - 18:00 Long strolls - boat trips, food and drink and much more,

                        LöLa Square and Elbstrasse

11:00 - 18:00 Fish variations and barbecue, music and maritime flea market,

                        Marina Lauenburg, Hafenstrasse 14a

11:30 - 17:00 Crafting ships and twisting ropes for children,

                        Elbstrasse 111

From 12:00    Painting of an Elbstone at the Viking landing pier

12:00 - 13:45 Concert with the Shanty choir "Neuengörs",


13:15 - 14:45 North German popular tunes with the band "Gebrüder Graf",

                        stage LöLa-Platz

13:00              Guided tour through the old town of Lauenburg,

                        meeting point at the castle

15:00              ship's parade,

                        On the Elbe

16:00 - 17:00 Concert with the "Lübecker Freibeutermukke - Die Nordgugge",

                        stage LöLa-Platz



11:00 - 11:05 Opening speech by the mayor of Hohnstorf, André Feit

11:00 - 17:00 Colorful mile along the Hohnstorfer bank of the Elbe including:

                        - German Salt Museum with the boiling pan (also children can try it)

                        - Lüneburger city guard

                        - Vierländer Gemüseewer open ship

                        - Historische Reeperbahn

                        - Fairy tales teller

                        - Fishery Museum of Hohnstorf

                        - Swing carousel and candy stand

                        - Food and drink: from savoury to sweet

                        - Point of light shooting

                        - and much more.

11:05 - 11:45 Shanty choir "Achtern Elvdiek" from Lüdersburg

11:45 - 12:30 Weapons exhibition of Lüneburg city guard

12:30 - 13:00 ZUMBA

13:00 - 15:00 Jessen and Melzer

15:00              Ship parade (boarding at 14:30)

16:00              Winner draw of the "2-Länder-Loses"