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Ohlsdorfer Friedhof
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Ohlsdorfer Friedhof
© Lee Maas / Timo Sommer
Ohlsdorfer Friedhof
© Lee Maas / Timo Sommer

Ohlsdorf Friedhof

The 400-hectare Hamburg cemetery is not only Hamburg's largest green space, but also the largest cemetery in Europe and the largest park cemetery in the world.

It not only serves as a burial place, but is also a cultural monument and nature area prized both within Hamburg and beyond. 450 species of deciduous trees and conifers thrive here, and the ponds and brooks are full of waterfowl. A rare breed of kingfisher as well as long-eared and tawny owls breed in the cemetery.

Approximately 17 kilometres of roads and paths for cars, cyclists and pedestrians as well as two bus lines (line 170 and 270) run past tombs of both historical and artistic interest, an ancient stock of trees (25,000 trees), numerous ponds and lots of rhododendrons that draw large numbers of walkers, particularly while they are in bloom. You can also enjoy long walks while strolling past the graves of famous Hamburg citizens.

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CITY AREA PORTRAIT Hamburg North

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.

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Boberger Dünen
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Boberger Dunes

A sandy landscape on the outskirts of the city - the Boberg Dunes are home to a diverse animal world.

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Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe
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Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe

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.

Wasserkunst Elbinsel Kaltehofe
Altonaer Balkon
© Vera Müller

Unique park above the Elbe Altona Balkon

The Altona Balkon – “Altona Balcony” – is around 27 m higher than the Elbe and offers a fantastic view of the Hamburg harbour, the legendary fish market and all the colourful goings-on along the shore.

Altona Balkon

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