A tradition since 1892
Committed to tennis history. The Hamburg EUROPEAN Open is the oldest tennis tournament in Germany and one of the most historic tennis events in the world.
The “International German Open” debuted in 1892 on the grounds of the “Eisenbahnverein auf der Uhlenhorst,” Hamburg’s oldest tennis club. Beginning in 1924, the facility at Rothenbaum in the Harvestehude district became the tournament’s permanent location. Since the introduction of the ATP World Ranking in 1973, all 27 of the world’s top ranked players have appeared at Rothenbaum.
The Swiss player Roger Federer has captured the most titles since the beginning of the professional era with four.
Walk of Champions
Tennis fans can dive deep into the history of the Hamburg European Open via QR codes attached to the display boards and relive spectacular rallies and highlights in many videos.
Whether it’s the appearances of Rod Laver, Yannick Noah, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the history of the women’s tournament from Steffi Graf’s unforgettable six titles in a row to her comeback in 2021 or the numerous underdog successes – Hamburg’s Rothenbaum has stood for extraordinary tennis stories and tennis history since 1892. And this has now been given a state-of-the-art makeover.
Take a look at the Walk of Champions during your next visit to the facility!