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Heuckenlock Nature Preserve

Located in the south of the Elbe island Wilhelmsburg, this area of almost 100 hectares is one of Europe’s last tidal floodplain forests.

 The forest is flooded with fresh water twice a day, which is why the most species-rich flora and fauna in Hamburg are found here. In Heuckenlock there is much to discover: in addition to countless plants and insects, it is a breeding ground or retreat for many different birds. With a bit of luck, you can observe storks searching for food or even spy eagles majestically soaring in the sky.
 

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Wilhelmsburg & Veddel

The Elbe Island of Wilhelmsburg is embedded between the southern and northern Elbe. It impresses visitors with a mixture of industrial charm and bustling life with multicultural flair. With its historic buildings, cafés and shops, the Wilhelmsburg Reiherstieg area is especially popular. It is even called "Little Berlin" due to its transformation in recent years. And then there is the neighbouring island of Veddel, which also has much to offer.

Wilhelmsburg & Veddel

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The foundation Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe in the Hamburg district of Veddel is an impressive industrial monument, a species-rich nature park and a water art museum.

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Alsterpark

The large Alsterpark located on the northwest shore of the Außenalster is popular with all Hamburg residents - between swans, geese, sailboats and nature, is easy to relax and wind down.

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Außenalster
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Oasis in the city. Außenalster

The Alster divides into the Binnen- and Außenalster at the Lombardsbrücke bridge. The Außenalster in particular offers excellent recreational opportunities with its numerous parks and adjacent sports facilities. The banks of the Alster in Harvestehude, Uhlenhorst and Winterhude are the preferred living quarters of the wealthy Hamburg residents.

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