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Neuwerk Island

CITY AREA PORTRAIT Welcome to Neuwerk

The island, with its 40 inhabitants, is Hamburg's northernmost district and lies in the Hamburg Wadden Sea off the Elbe delta, about 100 kilometres from Hamburg City Hall. A breeze always blows here and you can enjoy the vastness of the sea.

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As solid as a rock Leuchtturm Neuwerk

Neuwerk lighthouse is the island's landmark and also the oldest building in Hamburg.

Leuchtturm Neuwerk
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Where mudflat guides meet regulars Zum Anker

The restaurant “Zum Anker” has always been a focal point for Neuwerk locals and tourists.

Zum Anker
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Information center of the island Neuwerk National Park House Neuwerk

In the National Park House Neuwerk visitors can learn everything important and interesting about the island and its unique national park.

National Park House Neuwerk
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Spend the night directly by the dike Hus achtern Diek

Hus achtern Diek is just a few metres away from the sea and is thus ideal for mudflat lovers.

Hus achtern Diek

Hamburg's nature reserve in the North Sea Scharhoern Island

Hamburg's northernmost point is on the island Scharhoern! Like Neuwerk, the island of Scharhörn belongs to Hamburg and is just under six kilometers away from Neuwerk. It can be reached via a mudflat hike or a mudflat car tour. The island is only…

Scharhoern Island

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Hamburg East
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Around Harburg's inland harbour, historical and modern architectural styles merge. It's maybe even a bit like HafenCity. Finkenwerder, on the other hand, has the charm of a fishing village. – Here, you see a quite different, almost rural side of Hamburg. Harburg and Finkenwerder are also good starting points for discovering the Hamburg metropolitan area.

Hamburg South
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Hamburg North is a wonderful place to live. The city centre can be reached in no time, and there is plenty of nature nearby. Everything goes at a slightly slower pace here. But there are still many things to see and do.

Hamburg North

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