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On the go with Martin

This is Martin's Hamburg

As the manager of the former Hamburg scene-bar "Golem" at the harbour, Martin really knows his way around Hamburg's nightlife. But Martin is not only at home in the nightlife scene, but is also a fountain of information about the Hanseatic city during the day. For him, a perfect day means exploring Hamburg on his bicycle, browsing Hamburg's art scene or enjoying Peruvian cuisine at his best friend's. Find out more about Martin's personal Hamburg and discover his favorite places with your own eyes!

With the ferry to Finkenwerder for bicycling

It is early in the morning; Hamburg is still asleep. The only thing going on is at the fish market: the ferry is bringing the first people to their work places around the Große Elbstraße. Martin is already on the go with his bicycle. His destination: Finkenwerder. The ferry brings him to the former Elbe island in around 20 minutes.

In this part of the Alte Land, he can really give gas on the rural roads (Finkenwerder Landscheideweg, Wiet). He rides fully undisturbed and completely frees his head while racing past old estates and apple trees heavy with fruit. When he cycles, Martin not only dedicates himself completely to his hobby, but also discovers some of Hamburg's remotest corners.

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Interview with Martin Siegmann Martins personal Hamburg

Cycling at Finkenwerder, strolling through Hamburger Kunstverein & having dinner at Leche de Tigre in Ottensen – we followed Martin Siegmann to his favorite spots in the city and asked him some questions about his personal way of living in Hamburg.

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Inspiring contemporary art in the Hamburg Kunstverein

After the stiff breeze that has Swept around his ears in Finkenwerder, Martin now goes to the heart of the city where the hustle and bustle has taken root. But this is his place to downshift: In the diverse, open and modern art scene.

The Hamburg Kunstverein is one of his favourite places for young, contemporary art from all over the world. Between installations, video art and huge projection screens, he takes in the upper floor with Director Bettina Steinbrügge for inspiration from the current exhibition.

A pisco sour at Leche de Tigre in Altona

In the evening, Martin is in need of a snack. He jumps on his bicycle again and heads for Altona, where his good friends Tschabi and Aurelio opened "Leche de Tigre" in November 2016. The hip cevicheria in the heart of Ottensen has dedicated itself to Peruvian cuisine with heart and soul – and with complete success. Spontaneous visitors hardly ever find a free table.

But when Martin drops by, there is always a free place for him somewhere in the restaurant – preferably directly on the bar. Here, not only can he order his favourite dish, "Causa de Pulpo", but also sits in close proximity of the tasty pisco sours, which are definitely not found anywhere else in Hamburg.

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