Between marina and animal park
Harburg’s inland harbour is always busy. Old silos and oil mills blend with modern residential and office buildings. The former granary, which houses the Italian restaurant Silo 16 (Schellerdamm 16), is always a great option for lunch or dinner. While enjoying your dish, you can watch the ducks in the water and have a walk through the marina afterwards. The Archaeological Museum Hamburg (Schlossstraße 2) offers insights into Harburg’s history and has more than 2,5 million catalogued objects. It has, therefore, the largest archaeological collection in northern Germany. Back in Finkenwerder, I stop for a bite in Landungsbrücke (Benittstraße 9), directly at the Elbe. The grilled salmon here is just exquisite. Then I get on my way to the Osterfeld dike, passing old farmhouses. Fruit and walnut trees can be found everywhere as well. The path will lead you directly to the Westerweiden conservation area. If you’re in luck, you might even spot wild geese here. The Airbus manufactories are nearby, too (Kreetslag 10).