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Alsterlauf

Bicycle Tour

Cycle along the Alster into the City.

If you want to cycle from the city into the green Alstertal valley and get to know the green side of Hamburg along the way, this is the tour for you. Starting from the outskirts of the city, this tour leads along a natural valley area into the city center to Hamburg's Rathausmarkt. Today, the Alster Valley is continuously developed for recreation on land and on water. You will find wet meadows and floodplain forests all the way to the promenade at the Alsterarkaden in the city center. The route starts directly at the Alsterwanderweg at the Kulturkreis Torhaus Wellingsbüttel. If you would like to stock up on refreshments before the approximately two-hour tour, it is best to start the route at the Alstertaler shopping center. The shopping center houses a total of 240 stores and offers you everything from clothing, accessories and jewelry to gastronomy.

Starting from the Wellingsbüttel gatehouse, you then head to the world's largest park cemetery in Ohlsdorf. A short detour on foot or by bike through the park is definitely recommended. The next stop on the tour is the Alsterdorfer Markt, every Friday the weekly market takes place there from 10 am to 6 pm. In addition, there are various gastronomic offers for refreshment. Strengthened and refreshed, the Eppendorfer Moor attracts as a green oasis and species-rich nature reserve, there are many animal species to discover. The route then continues through the greenery of Hayns Park and Alster Park to the Lombardsbrücke bridge and the transition between the Outer and Inner Alster lakes. Crossing the Lombardsbrücke, you reach the Jungfernstieg, teeming with stores, sights and restaurants. The end of the tour is the City Hall, from there you can either explore a little more of the Hamburg city center, go shopping or have a coffee. Who has left the strength for the return trip on the bike, you can easily take one of the trains or buses that depart from the Rathausmarkt.

ATorhaus Wellingsbüttel

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The listed building, which is over 250 years old, offers a unique atmosphere. Originally used as a horse stable, the building now provides the setting for about 60 cultural events a year. Besides, it is a sought-after venue for romantic weddings and joyful celebrations.

Torhaus Wellingsbüttel

Address

Wellingsbüttler Weg 75b
22391 Hamburg

Torhaus Wellingsbüttel

Wellingsbüttler Weg 75b
22391 Hamburg

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BOhlsdorf Friedhof

Ohlsdorfer Friedhof
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Ohlsdorfer Friedhof
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Ohlsdorfer Friedhof
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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.

Ohlsdorf Friedhof

Address

Fuhlsbüttler Straße 756
22337 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon09:00 - 18:00
  • Tue09:00 - 18:00
  • Wed09:00 - 18:00
  • Thu09:00 - 18:00
  • Fri09:00 - 18:00
  • Sat09:00 - 18:00
  • Sun09:00 - 18:00

Ohlsdorfer Friedhof

Fuhlsbüttler Straße 756
22337 Hamburg

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CAlsterdorfer Markt

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The Alsterdorfer Markt offers a very special flair. Many shopping opportunities, a wide range of gastro offers and a charming market makes it a central meeting point for the whole district.

Alsterdorfer Markt

Address

Alsterdorfer Markt
22297 Hamburg-Alsterdorf

Opening hours
  • Holiday10:00 - 18:00

Alsterdorfer Markt

Alsterdorfer Markt
22297 Hamburg-Alsterdorf

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DEppendorfer Moor

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A green refuge for different species - animals, plants and hikers alike - in the middle of the city.

Eppendorfer Moor

Address


22453 Groß Borstel

Eppendorfer Moor


22453 Groß Borstel

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EHayns Park

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Hayns Park lies on the bank of the Alster between the districts of Eppendorf and Winterhude. The park is named after the Hamburg mayor Max Theodor Hayn who used to have his country residence here. Visitors enjoy the picturesque green area with its many lawn areas for sunbathing and playing. A special feature of the park is the children's paddling pool developed by Otto Linne.

Hayns Park

Address

Eppendorfer Landstraße 148B
20251 Hamburg

Hayns Park

Eppendorfer Landstraße 148B
20251 Hamburg

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FAlsterpark

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Alsterpark
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Alsterpark
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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.

Alsterpark

Address

Fährdamm
20148 Hamburg

Alsterpark

Fährdamm
20148 Hamburg

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GKennedy and Lombards Bridges

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The Kennedy and Lombard bridge is a picturesque bridge that leads visitors over the Alster and marks the old course of the city used to separate the Outer Alster from the Inner Alster.

Kennedy and Lombards Bridges

Address

Lombardsbrücke
20354 Hamburg

Kennedy- und Lombardsbrücke

Lombardsbrücke
20354 Hamburg

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HJungfernstieg

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It is the heart of the city centre for many locals and tourists: the Jungfernstieg - a diverse connection between the Inner Alster and the surrounding shops and attractions.

Jungfernstieg

Address

Jungfernstieg
20095 Hamburg

Jungfernstieg

Jungfernstieg
20095 Hamburg

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IHamburg Town Hall

Hamburger Rathaus
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Hamburger Rathaus
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Hamburger Rathaus
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Hamburger Rathaus
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Hamburger Rathaus
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Hamburger Rathaus
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Hamburger Rathaus
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Hamburger Rathaus
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Unusually ostentatious for Hanseatic taste: The imposing Hamburg Town Hall.

Hamburg Town Hall

Address

Rathausmarkt 1
20095 Hamburg

Opening hours Open
  • Mon08:00 - 18:00
  • Tue08:00 - 18:00
  • Wed08:00 - 18:00
  • Thu08:00 - 18:00
  • Fri08:00 - 18:00
  • Sat08:00 - 18:00
  • Sun08:00 - 18:00

Hamburger Rathaus

Rathausmarkt 1
20095 Hamburg

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