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Alstertal

One can spend hours walking, biking or canoeing through Hamburg’s green Alster-valley, far removed from traffic-noise and the bustle of city-life.
It reaches from Ohlsdorf to Mellingburger Schleuse (lock) and to Alte Mühle (old mill), with the nature-reserves of Hainesch and Rodenbeker Quellental also beckoning.

Bycicle tour
Walking in Alstertal

Blankenese
Once a fishing village, it was first officially mentioned in 1301. It is now a popular destination for tourists especially for its picturesque captains’- and manor houses, all surrounded by beautiful, well-tended gardens. However, 58 stairs with 4864 steps in this hilly place pose a challenge to visitors.

Information about Blankenese
Further Information about Blankenese
Hamburg Blankenese on Wikipedia

Hafen mit dem Fahrrad
A bicycle-ride from Hafen-City to Finkenwerder via Wilhelmsburg, Harburg, Moorburg and Altenwerder offers a good impression of this most important part of Hamburg’s port.

Cycletour through the Port of Hamburg

Neustadt
This is where the music plays; there is no other place in Hamburg that boasts as many musical highlights as the Neustadt.
Here – in Peterstraße – you find museums with lots of information about Johannes Brahms, C.P.E. Bach and G.P. Telemann who all lived and worked in Hamburg. Not last to be mentioned in this quarter is Laeizshalle (concert hall). Of course, there are many more interesting places worth seeing.
Schanzenviertel
This part of town is known beyond Hamburg’s borders as the area where left-wing autonomous groups gather for demonstrations and riots.
It is also a former working class quarter with a slaughterhouse and with the manufacture of high-class pianos and exclusive writing equipment of the very best. Carl Hagenbeck founded his first zoo with exotic animals in 1874. Sternschanze was founded in 1682 as a fortification outside the gates of Hamburg,
and up to this day it is the quarter with left-wing autonomous movement, with “Rote Flora” as its centre. ”Flora” was founded in 1889 as a community and concert house and it has been used for various purposes ever since.
Gentrification attracted film production, sales promoters, fashion houses, bars and restaurants, the TV-cook Tim Mälzer, a coffee roasting plant, a brewery and a hotel in a water-tower. On a sunny day and in the evening, the street “Schulterblatt” is the place to be, one of the most sought-after places in Hamburg.

Further information about Sternchanze
Photogallery

St. Pauli
The heart of St. Pauli is, of course, Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s sinful mile. Almost every tourist visits it when in town. But this quarter offers far more than that. Not many people know what goes on in the innumerable little side streets and back-yards.
There are lots of little shops and second-hand outlets in Paul-Roosen-Straße; there is a hospice in Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße where terminally ill people on their last journey are cared for. There are cultural highlights in little clubs off the beaten tracks of big musical-stages where the next Beatles might perform one day, and you find hip bars with posh cocktails, burlesque and an honest Astra-beer.

Place of Interest St. Pauli

Winterhude
This is a large lively district. Along Mühlenkamp,”Little Fifth Avenue”, there are cafés and shops for every taste. A focal point is the Stadtpark with its landmark, the Planetarium. This is the largest recreation ground of the city with an outside swimming pool and an open-air stage. The Alster-lake, the Alster-river and beautiful townhouses border the area.

Place of Interest Winterhude
Further Informationen Winterhude

Altstadt und Kontorhausviertel
Hamburg’s Altstadt (oldest part) consists of the area between Alsterfleet, Zollkanal and the railway tracks of Central Station.
Speicherstadt (warehouse area) is no longer part of the Altstadt since the modern Hafen-City began to be constructed. Altstadt does not have a noteworthy number of timbered houses any more like Rotenburg o.d. Tauber and Celle. There are, however, little remnants of the past that have survived the centuries. Most and foremost it is some street-names that point to the past and Hamburg’s history.
Then there is the “Kontorhausviertel” such as Chile-Haus, which is closely connected with the construction of the warehouse-district; there is the downtown area as well as the four parish-churches of St. Peter, St. Nicolai, St. Katharinen and St. Jakobi with its world-famous organ. And, of course, there is the beautiful “Rathaus” (town hall) with its magnificent neo-Renaissance frontage.

Hamburg-Altstadt on Wikipedia

Eimsbüttel
The former working-class quarter has become one of the most attractive residential areas in Hamburg. The long-established older residents share this district with young folk, families, students and the present-day middle-class population.
This part of town offers several beautiful parks and the little stream called Isebek for rest, recreation, entertainment and relaxation. There are plenty of restaurants and shops for every taste.

Place of Interest Eimsbüttel

Hafencity
It is nice to stroll through Hamburg’s newest part of town with modern architecture. There is a lot to see above and below ground, like flood-protection installations, and you can get general information about the Harbour City’s history and development; there are the big bridges across the Elbe and some famous building sites.

More information and pictures

Ottensen
100 years ago, this part of town was just a quarter of trade and industry, where the labour movement had its origin. Today it is known as one of the liveliest part of town. It’s only a stone’s throw from the Elbe with its beach, which makes it particularly attractive.

Place of Interest Ottensen

Speicherstadt
It is the world’s largest warehouse area, all built on oak foundation poles. Here one can trace the past of quartermasters and “Pfefferkörner” (traders in spices). You can study the history of the customs and of the restructuring of the harbour. “Dialog im Dunkeln” and the trade with coffee, tea and spices are demonstrated here. Fleetschlösschen (a pub) as well as a coffee-roasting plant with an incorporated café invite you to study the process of roasting while you enjoy your coffee. Lovers of tea, on the other hand, can visit “Wasserschloss”, a former tea outlet, and savour and learn all about tea.
There is an information centre about Hafen-City in the old boiler-house where one can get an insight into pending building-projects.

More information and pictures

Uhlenhorst

This quarter benefits from its special position on the Alster-lake. There is the posh avenue “Schöne Aussicht” (Beautiful View), white villas, “Feenteich” (Fairy-Pond), lawns strewn in, the Mosque, many canals and old town houses. There is a wide choice of interesting sights; all this makes the district into an attractive quarter, only 15 walking-minutes from the city centre.
The quarter grew slowly in the second half of the 19th century. The first big villas stood in “Schöne Aussicht” with gardens and with access to the Alster-lake. A special rule existed, the “Uhlenhorst Conditions”, whereby any kind of trade on the Western side of Hofweg was forbidden, neither were blocks of flats allowed – assuring the residents of their exclusiveness.
One of the most beautiful places of worship is the neo-Gothic church of “St.-Gertrud” at Kuhmühlenteich. One of the oldest buildings is “Literatur-Haus” (House of Literature), with a grand ballroom. You see house-boats on Eilbekkanal, “Alsterperle” and other beautiful spots for taking a rest along the water-front.

Place of Interest Uhlenhorst

Bergedorf
It is the part of Hamburg which can boast the only remaining palace in town. AND it is here that the sun rises first in the morning. Bergedorf is surrounded by beautiful green countryside with the bordering Vierlande and Marschlande inviting cyclists to explore the area.

Information of Bergedorf
Place of interest Bergedorf
Pictures of Bergedorf

Eppendorf
It is a chic, elegant district with beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and lovely parks.
It is close to the Alster-lake and there is the longest, most colourful weekend market anywhere, which is frequented by people from far and near.
You find boutiques, restaurants and cafés, and there is the wedding church of St. Johannis.

Place of Interest Eppendorf

Innenstadt und alter Hafen
Ever since the Middle Ages, seafaring and trade have made Hamburg great. There is still evidence of this development in places of particular interest like the beautiful Rathaus (town hall), Börse (stock-exchange) and the old warehouse region. This area is in stunning contrast to the ultra-modern Hafen-City.
Here you find the yacht “Schaarhörn”, built in 1908, that is used by the senate for official gatherings in its parlour called “Hamburg Art Nouveau”. Further Information: www.schaarhoern.de
Rotherbaum
Built in the 19th century with villas, town houses, apartment houses and terrace houses. The architectural style is Wilhelminian and Jugendstil.
The Grindel district is the center of jewish life in Hamburg in the past as well, as nowadays.
Home of the university of Hamburg it is a vivid quarter.
It is the well-known for the International German Tennis Championship.

Place of Interest Rotherbaum
The Grindelviertel

St.Georg
This is a multifaceted little district right behind Central station (as seen from Rathaus).
It can be raffish and glamorous and it offers something to all age groups. It is, at the moment, the in-place. Its best-known street, “Lange Reihe”, offers all manner of shopping, and countless cafés and restaurants that one could wish for. Right in the centre there are St. George’s Church, Marien-Dom and the Islamic Mosque. The adjoining Außenalster-lake is St. George’s “Riviera”.

Place of Interest St. Georg

Wilhelmsburg
Wilhelmsburg covers the largest area in Hamburg. Together with the adjacent qarters of Veddel, Steinwerder and Kleiner Grasbrook, it forms an island surrounded by the Northern and Southern Elbe. On a bike, one can get a good impression of the port.
The island is used by many nurseries for growing trees, flowers and vegetables.
In 2013, Wilhelmsburg was the venue for the International Garden Exhibition, the grounds of which are now a park for the local population.

More information and pictures

Alstertal
One can spend hours walking, biking or canoeing through Hamburg’s green Alster-valley, far removed from traffic-noise and the bustle of city-life.
It reaches from Ohlsdorf to Mellingburger Schleuse (lock) and to Alte Mühle (old mill), with the nature-reserves of Hainesch and Rodenbeker Quellental also beckoning.

Walk along the Alster from Poppenbuettel to Ohlsdorf
Walking in Alstertal

Altstadt und Kontorhausviertel
Hamburg’s Altstadt (oldest part) consists of the area between Alsterfleet, Zollkanal and the railway tracks of Central Station.
Speicherstadt (warehouse area) is no longer part of the Altstadt since the modern Hafen-City began to be constructed. Altstadt does not have a noteworthy number of timbered houses any more like Rotenburg o.d. Tauber and Celle. There are, however, little remnants of the past that have survived the centuries. Most and foremost it is some street-names that point to the past and Hamburg’s history.
Then there is the “Kontorhausviertel” such as Chile-Haus, which is closely connected with the construction of the warehouse-district; there is the downtown area as well as the four parish-churches of St. Peter, St. Nicolai, St. Katharinen and St. Jakobi with its world-famous organ. And, of course, there is the beautiful “Rathaus” (town hall) with its magnificent neo-Renaissance frontage.

Hamburg-Altstadt on Wikipedia

Bergedorf
It is the part of Hamburg which can boast the only remaining palace in town. AND it is here that the sun rises first in the morning. Bergedorf is surrounded by beautiful green countryside with the bordering Vierlande and Marschlande inviting cyclists to explore the area.

Information of Bergedorf
Place of interest Bergedorf
Pictures of Bergedorf

Blankenese
Once a fishing village, it was first officially mentioned in 1301. It is now a popular destination for tourists especially for its picturesque captains’- and manor houses, all surrounded by beautiful, well-tended gardens. However, 58 stairs with 4864 steps in this hilly place pose a challenge to visitors.

Information about Blankenese
Further Information about Blankenese
Hamburg Blankenese on Wikipedia

Eimsbüttel
The former working-class quarter has become one of the most attractive residential areas in Hamburg. The long-established older residents share this district with young folk, families, students and the present-day middle-class population.
This part of town offers several beautiful parks and the little stream called Isebek for rest, recreation, entertainment and relaxation. There are plenty of restaurants and shops for every taste.

Place of Interest Eimsbüttel

Eppendorf
It is a chic, elegant district with beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and lovely parks.
It is close to the Alster-lake and there is the longest, most colourful weekend market anywhere, which is frequented by people from far and near.
You find boutiques, restaurants and cafés, and there is the wedding church of St. Johannis.

Place of Interest Eppendorf

Hafen mit dem Fahrrad
A bicycle-ride from Hafen-City to Finkenwerder via Wilhelmsburg, Harburg, Moorburg and Altenwerder offers a good impression of this most important part of Hamburg’s port.

Cycletour through the Port of Hamburg

Hafencity
It is nice to stroll through Hamburg’s newest part of town with modern architecture. There is a lot to see above and below ground, like flood-protection installations, and you can get general information about the Harbour City’s history and development; there are the big bridges across the Elbe and some famous building sites.

More information and pictures

Innenstadt und alter Hafen
Ever since the Middle Ages, seafaring and trade have made Hamburg great. There is still evidence of this development in places of particular interest like the beautiful Rathaus (town hall), Börse (stock-exchange) and the old warehouse region. This area is in stunning contrast to the ultra-modern Hafen-City.
Here you find the yacht “Schaarhörn”, built in 1908, that is used by the senate for official gatherings in its parlour called “Hamburg Art Nouveau”. Further Information: www.schaarhoern.de
Neustadt
This is where the music plays; there is no other place in Hamburg that boasts as many musical highlights as the Neustadt.
Here – in Peterstraße – you find museums with lots of information about Johannes Brahms, C.P.E. Bach and G.P. Telemann who all lived and worked in Hamburg. Not last to be mentioned in this quarter is Laeizshalle (concert hall). Of course, there are many more interesting places worth seeing.
Ottensen
100 years ago, this part of town was just a quarter of trade and industry, where the labour movement had its origin. Today it is known as one of the liveliest part of town. It’s only a stone’s throw from the Elbe with its beach, which makes it particularly attractive.

Place of Interest Ottensen

Rotherbaum
Built in the 19th century with villas, town houses, apartment houses and terrace houses. The architectural style is Wilhelminian and Jugendstil.
The Grindel district is the center of jewish life in Hamburg in the past as well, as nowadays.
Home of the university of Hamburg it is a vivid quarter.
It is the well-known for the International German Tennis Championship.

Place of Interest Rotherbaum
The Grindelviertel

Schanzenviertel
This part of town is known beyond Hamburg’s borders as the area where left-wing autonomous groups gather for demonstrations and riots.
It is also a former working class quarter with a slaughterhouse and with the manufacture of high-class pianos and exclusive writing equipment of the very best. Carl Hagenbeck founded his first zoo with exotic animals in 1874. Sternschanze was founded in 1682 as a fortification outside the gates of Hamburg,
and up to this day it is the quarter with left-wing autonomous movement, with “Rote Flora” as its centre. ”Flora” was founded in 1889 as a community and concert house and it has been used for various purposes ever since.
Gentrification attracted film production, sales promoters, fashion houses, bars and restaurants, the TV-cook Tim Mälzer, a coffee roasting plant, a brewery and a hotel in a water-tower. On a sunny day and in the evening, the street “Schulterblatt” is the place to be, one of the most sought-after places in Hamburg.

Further information about Sternchanze
Photogallery

Speicherstadt
It is the world’s largest warehouse area, all built on oak foundation poles. Here one can trace the past of quartermasters and “Pfefferkörner” (traders in spices). You can study the history of the customs and of the restructuring of the harbour. “Dialog im Dunkeln” and the trade with coffee, tea and spices are demonstrated here. Fleetschlösschen (a pub) as well as a coffee-roasting plant with an incorporated café invite you to study the process of roasting while you enjoy your coffee. Lovers of tea, on the other hand, can visit “Wasserschloss”, a former tea outlet, and savour and learn all about tea.
There is an information centre about Hafen-City in the old boiler-house where one can get an insight into pending building-projects.

More information and pictures

St.Georg
This is a multifaceted little district right behind Central station (as seen from Rathaus).
It can be raffish and glamorous and it offers something to all age groups. It is, at the moment, the in-place. Its best-known street, “Lange Reihe”, offers all manner of shopping, and countless cafés and restaurants that one could wish for. Right in the centre there are St. George’s Church, Marien-Dom and the Islamic Mosque. The adjoining Außenalster-lake is St. George’s “Riviera”.

Place of Interest St. Georg

St. Pauli
The heart of St. Pauli is, of course, Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s sinful mile. Almost every tourist visits it when in town. But this quarter offers far more than that. Not many people know what goes on in the innumerable little side streets and back-yards.
There are lots of little shops and second-hand outlets in Paul-Roosen-Straße; there is a hospice in Simon-von-Utrecht-Straße where terminally ill people on their last journey are cared for. There are cultural highlights in little clubs off the beaten tracks of big musical-stages where the next Beatles might perform one day, and you find hip bars with posh cocktails, burlesque and an honest Astra-beer.

Place of Interest St. Pauli

Uhlenhorst
This quarter benefits from its special position on the Alster-lake. There is the posh avenue “Schöne Aussicht” (Beautiful View), white villas, “Feenteich” (Fairy-Pond), lawns strewn in, the Mosque, many canals and old town houses. There is a wide choice of interesting sights; all this makes the district into an attractive quarter, only 15 walking-minutes from the city centre.
The quarter grew slowly in the second half of the 19th century. The first big villas stood in “Schöne Aussicht” with gardens and with access to the Alster-lake. A special rule existed, the “Uhlenhorst Conditions”, whereby any kind of trade on the Western side of Hofweg was forbidden, neither were blocks of flats allowed – assuring the residents of their exclusiveness.
One of the most beautiful places of worship is the neo-Gothic church of “St.-Gertrud” at Kuhmühlenteich. One of the oldest buildings is “Literatur-Haus” (House of Literature), with a grand ballroom. You see house-boats on Eilbekkanal, “Alsterperle” and other beautiful spots for taking a rest along the water-front.

Place of Interest Uhlenhorst

Wilhelmsburg
Wilhelmsburg covers the largest area in Hamburg. Together with the adjacent qarters of Veddel, Steinwerder and Kleiner Grasbrook, it forms an island surrounded by the Northern and Southern Elbe. On a bike, one can get a good impression of the port.
The island is used by many nurseries for growing trees, flowers and vegetables.
In 2013, Wilhelmsburg was the venue for the International Garden Exhibition, the grounds of which are now a park for the local population.

More information and pictures

Winterhude
This is a large lively district. Along Mühlenkamp,”Little Fifth Avenue”, there are cafés and shops for every taste. A focal point is the Stadtpark with its landmark, the Planetarium. This is the largest recreation ground of the city with an outside swimming pool and an open-air stage. The Alster-lake, the Alster-river and beautiful townhouses border the area.

Place of Interest Winterhude
Further Informationen Winterhude