Every year in Hamburg, the port celebrates the large cruise ships that visit the port with three days of maritime merriment including food, drink, music, markets, fashion, design, sport, activities and other entertainment. Alongside the large liners are many smaller private boats, filling the Elbe with movement and life.

Every second year (including 2014), Cruise Days coincides with Blue Port, an installation by artist Michael Batz that bathes the harbor and the ships floating within in an atmospheric blue light.

These events together make for an event as stimulating to the senses as it is spectacular! So of course we took the opportunity to record a time lapse of this special event.