Visit Hamburg Blankenese – a walk through the famous stairs quarter

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Hamburg Blankenese
Hamburg Blankenese

Blankenese (Blankenese vacation rentals | Blankenese travel guide) is the most prestigious neighborhood in Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) with beautiful white little houses, impressive mansions, and lovely backyards. Every visitor should at least once spend a day to visit Hamburg Blankenese and explore the winding stairs and hills in the gorgeous quarter.

Blankenese runs parallel to River Elbe and is known for its hilly landscape and best to explore by foot. The best ways to come to Hamburg Blankenese are either the interurban train ‘S-Bahn’ or the metro bus.

A nice walk starts from the train and major bus terminal ‘Blankenese’ down ‘Blankeneser Hauptstraße’, the major shopping street in the charming quarter. At the corner ‘Am Kiekeberg’ visitors should make a right to use one of the stairs that follow to the left to walk to the next lower level and alley named ‘Op’n Kamp’. From the stairs you have an amazing view over the hills of Blankenese and Elbe River.

At the end of the path and stairs cross the street and head to the right where the next stair goes off. Use the right path to walk down the narrow alley ‘Steiler Weg’ towards ‘Blankeneser Hauptstraße’ to pass several nice backyards and houses on your way.

On ‘Blankeneser Hauptstraße’ turn right again and follow the street until you get to ‘Brandts Weg’ another narrow alley and stairwell from where you have more scenic views. At the end of ‘Brandts Weg’ the path splits into ‘Krögers Treppe’ that guides you over the right trail to the lower level of ‘Blankeneser Hauptstraße’. Stay right and make a left into ‘Hans-Lange-Straße’ and another right onto the next stair alley named ‘Bornholdts Treppe’. This stair takes you uphill again but the effort will be paid off with a jaw-dropping view.

At the end of the stairs continue left on ‘Süllbergsterrasse’ to have a break at ‘Cafégarten Schuldt’, a café and restaurant with a patio facing the hilly panorama and Elbe River.

Pass the café and make a left onto ‘Elbterrasse’ at which end you come across one of the oldest houses in Blankenese. House number 4-6 is a typical fisher house that was built in 1700. Around the corner follows house number 2, the oldest building in the quarter and that dates back to 1698.

Take the path to the right and walk down ‘Möllers Treppe’ that ends your visit to Hamburg Blankenese at ‘Strandweg’, the quarter’s shore at Elbe River. Following the river promenade to the East guides you to a scenic promenade along Elbe River. This path goes over 7.5 miles (12km) down to Hamburg Landungsbrücken. The river promenade to the West runs down 5 miles (8km) to Wedel (Wedel vacation rentals | Wedel travel guide), a suburban harbor town.

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This travel guide has been written by Patricia Eggers.

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