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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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Harburg Hills

To the south of the Elbe, in the hinterland of the maritime metropolis, unique natural spaces await you in which there is much to discover for every generation - you can pursue sporting activities, enjoy culture in the open-air museum, marvel at animals in the wildlife park or simply enjoy the magnificent views of the Elbe valley.

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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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