Global Active City

Hamburg is an Active City

How sport and physical activity can make life in the metropolis better

Sport and physical activities are important components to everyday life in the metropolis. Designated a Global Active City by the Association For International Sport for All (TAFISA) in 2018, Hamburg offers the perfect conditions to get active: in addition to hundreds of sports halls and sport facilities, pools, and gyms, the city’s parks, green spaces, and rivers and lakes also provide plenty of opportunities to get active. In addition, we have schools and school yards that promote physical activity, good cycling routes, and attractive and safe paths for jogging and walking. Hamburg’s Active City strategy aims to take advantage of the positive effects of sport and physical activity for many different areas of society: to promote health, integration and inclusion, mobility, and the economy. A central goal is to take advantage of and increase awareness for the health benefits of sport and physical activity. Many common illnesses can be positively influenced by sport and physical activity, some can even be prevented or healed.

Discussions in various scientific disciplines and fields as well as debates between researchers and practicians provide valuable insights for all parties.

The Sports, Medicine and Health Summit is a large, interdisciplinary, and international format, and the Global Active City Hamburg is proud to welcome all participants in our lovely and active city on the Elbe.