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„Hood of Stairs“ – The Treppenviertel

If you think Hamburg can only offer flat landscapes you are wrong! The Treppenviertel in Blankenese, Altona is a small neighbourhood located at a steep slope directly going down to the Elbe river. About 5.000 stairs lead through a cozy bunch of small mansions and ancient houses with a beautiful view on the container ships entering and leaving the Hamburg port. It is definitely worth to make a short trip to the Treppenviertel and climb up 88 meters while passing through meandering alleys and by white-painted houses enjoying the relaxing atmosphere.

It’s also easy to get there: If you take the S-Bahn #1 until Blankenese and from there bus #48 to Krögers Treppe (Fischerhaus) you are in the middle of the „Hood of Stairs“ – as I like to call the Treppenviertel – and can walk down the narrow stairs towards the Elbe.

In case, you are more keen of biking, you can rent a bicycle and take a ride along the Elbe river promenade (Strandweg) which is truely beautiful and not tiring at all. It’s a nice ride from Altona of about 10 kilometers and you’ll pass by the old villas of Övelgönne, the historical museum port, the Elbe beach, a few parks, a small, cute yacht harbour and maybe get to see one of the Airbus planes from afar which appear like flying wales. You will see a lighthouse after about 30 minutes of bicycling which is directly infront of the Treppenviertel. Get a drink directly at the Kajüte SB 12 or a little earlier at the Ponton op’n Bulln restaurant on a ponton on the river and then climb up the stairs until you reach the top, enjoy the view from a seemingly Mediterranean part of Hamburg.

During winter time, kids love to sledge on the adjacent sled tracks.

For cyclists and campers: The Waseberg right next to the Treppenviertel is well-known for its steep slope. If you keep going a little more along the promenade you will reach the Falkensteiner Ufer with the unique Elbe Camp – a hippie like camp ground with art, a beautiful and cleaner beach, a good restaurant, a playground for children and very nice people! In case, you are on your way with a caravan, please check out how to get there with a navigation system because it is not as easy to reach with a car of you don’t know the way. Don’t hesitate to ask people on the street – they usually know how to get there. It’s a wonderful place!

 

Photo: wikipedia / JoachimG

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The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is an incredibly unique place. Whether your’e a resident or a visitor, I’m sure you will agree that there is something very special about this town; a thriving energy that cannot be explained, only experienced. Delve inside the heart of Hamburg, and you will find that it is the exceptionally friendly and open-minded people that fuel the invincible flame of the city. As well as the people though, it is also the fascinating and diverse places that stir this spirited fire.

Everyone has their favourite little hideout in Hamburg, perhaps you enjoy watching the ships stirring up the harbour as the sun sets, or maybe you like to find recluse under a shady tree in Planten Un Blomen. Whether it’s the local beachfront fish and chip shop, a quaint coffee shop tucked away from the hustle and bustle or a dingy music club that serves cheap beer and plays your favourite bands, we are here to help you find your favourite Hamburg hideouts and hangouts.

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