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It attracts approximately nine million visitors annually. Just like the Oktoberfest, this Volksfest (lit. peoples fair) is a mix of both beer festival and funfair.
A market in or in front of Hamburg's cathedral was first recorded in 1329, at the beginning only in special seasons like Christmas. With the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century the fair was also held on other times. After the demolition of the cathedral (1804–1807)
Winterdom or Dommarkt (winter fair or cathedral market): 30 days in late autum
Sommerdom or Hummelfest (summer fair or Hummel market) since 1947: 31 days during summer
Frühlingsdom (spring fair): since 1948, 30 days in spring