The former fishing and pilot village to the west of Hamburg is located right on the Elbe and is a popular destination and residential area for wealthy citizens of Hamburg. One of Germany's most beautiful hiking trails runs along the banks of the Elbe to Blankenese.
Picturesque lanes, winding stairs and houses standing close together: with its Mediterranean feel, the Blankenese Treppenviertel on the Elbe has something of a resort on the Riviera. Blankeneser Bahnhofstrasse is like a small city in itself with its church, weekly market, many well-stocked shops, restaurants and ice cream parlors. Cafés and restaurants with views of the ships invite you to stay for a while. There is also a lighthouse which you can also visit during your trip to Blankenese.
During a harbour tour you can enjoy Blankenese from the water. A scheduled HADAG service runs regularly from the St. Pauli Landungsbrücken to Blankenese from April to September.