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Harburg Tour with Sebastian Ströbel

Cycling Reporter #8

Cycling reporter Lara on the road in Hamburg Every neighbourhood is different

Bike reporter Lara is on the road in Hamburg on her bike and tells you about the most exciting stories, projects and people who are committed to cycling in our city. Go on a discovery tour with Lara and find out why Hamburg is twice as much fun from a bike.

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When we think of the most beautiful city in the world, we see in our mind's eye, for example, the view from the Lombardsbrücke to the Binnenalster including the Alster fountain, the Reeperbahn or perhaps the Elbphilharmonie. Whether locals or visitors, we know Hamburg as a colourful and maritime city. But because every part of Hamburg has its highlights, bike reporter Lara takes you to a corner of Hamburg that is often overlooked.

However, Lara does not start her discovery tour through Hamburg-Harburg alone. Her expert companion is actor Sebastian Ströbel - known to many from the TV series "Die Bergretter". Sebastian has lived with his family in his adopted home of Harburg for several years and is also a passionate cyclist. Together, Lara and Sebastian go on a bicycle tour to the most beautiful parts of Harburg.

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It quickly becomes clear to Lara why Sebastian feels so at home here. The district conveys the feeling of a small suburb and yet the way to the city is not far. At the same time, a walk through Harburg's city centre reveals many historic and listed buildings that contribute to the unique flair.

The district on the Süderelbe also rivals the maritime flair of Hafencity. Architecturally - most of its visitors agree - the Binnenhafen with its mix of brick charm and innovative architecture is even better than Hafencity. The Binnenhafen festival cannot match the scope of the Hafengeburtstag, but here too live music, open ships and a colourful programme for young and old attract visitors.

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The first stop on Lara and Sebastian's bicycle tour is at the inland harbour: the Harburg Fish Hall. The former fish cutting hall is now a maritime cultural centre that gathers under its roof a bistro with live music and a gallery, the Harburg History Workshop (GWH) and the Harburg Museum Harbour (MuHaHar). Also part of the inland harbour is a foretaste of Harburg's next great asset: the Schlossinsel (Castle Island), which a few years ago was transformed from an industrial area into a maritime residential quarter with a public park around the old Harburg Castle.

From here, Lara and Sebastian cycle to one of the green oases south of the Elbe: the Harburg Hills, which are actually a hilly landscape. Harburg not only has a lot to offer culturally, but also has large areas of forest and heath. Here you can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and find peace and relaxation. In the Lower Saxony part of the town and easily accessible by bicycle is the extensive Schwarze Berge Wildlife Park, which is always worth a visit, both with and without children.

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Harburg also offers natural paradises at Lake Neuländer See, the Schweenssand and Moorgürtel nature reserves, Fischbeker Heide and Harburg Stadtpark. In Cranz - the westernmost part of Harburg - you also get a taste of the charm of the neighbouring Alte Land with its fruit trees and picturesque villages.

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As a final tour stop, Sebastian also has a culinary highlight on his list with the Bruzzelhütte. After his bike tours, he likes to stop at the cult curry sausage snack bar, which is known for its particularly spicy preparation. After her extensive bike tour through the Harburg mountains, Lara is happy about the refreshment and thinks: Harburg is always worth a visit.

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