Other districts in Hamburg
Here at Reeperbahn.org.uk we focus on information about the district St. Pauli and comprehensive information about Hamburg. In this section, we briefly review other districts in Hamburg which is worth visiting.
Altstadt (Old Town)
Altstadt (old town) is Hamburg's oldest district and many tourists think it's the nicest area to visit. Chilehaus and office buildings at Burchardplatz are among the most famous tourist destinations, but also Sprinkenhof, Mohlenhof and Meßberghof is very popular.
In some places, such as streets of Cremona, one can still feel the historic Hamburg. Here was once a warehouse and residential buildings with both channel and street front. This is to easily transport the goods on both channels and by land. Deichstraße is an old street merchant, with both office and residential buildings from 1600 - to 1800's reminiscent of times past. Here you will find many restaurants and pubs to relax for a while.
Schanzenviertel is located between St. Pauli, Altona and Eimsbüttel. From Sternschanze station you go south along Schanzenstrasse to get to the bustling center of town. The area given its unique character of the many students, immigrants and young artists who live here. In recent years, the area has become increasingly popular among the city's wealthy residents, which has driven up rents and other living expenses. This new group has led to entirely new business establishing itself in the district, such as exclusive fashion shops. The district's center is the Schulterblatt-street with building Rote Flora and its large selection of restaurants and bars.
Ottensen is an old Danish village situated between the Elbe and the Altona Central Station (Altona Hauptbahnhof). In the past, this was not a particularly pleasant place to live, when the area during 1970 - and 1980 is mainly inhabited Turkish immigrants, workers and political activists. Today it's one of Hamburg's most exclusive areas and the residents still call Ottensen for a little village because of its particular location.
At Barnerstrasse is a concert hall for music options. A few blocks further away is Zeisehallen which occupied a former factory building which today houses a cinema, gallery, restaurant and a bookshop. Along the Hauptstrasse Otten and Bahrenfelder Strasse, which intersect at Spritzenplatz, there are many small shops and restaurants.
The district has its own website at: www.ottensen.info
North of Hamburg's main train station and downtown you'll find the district of St. Georg. It's a lively and trendy heart of Hamburg gayscene. Rainbow flags waving from the balconies in summer and the streets are full of people who shop, socialize and drink coffee etc. Many also visit one of the many art exhibitions which are along the street Lange Reihe.
Previously Blankenese was a fishing village located on the Elbe in the south-west of Hamburg. It is located in a small valley, between the only two remaining ridges in the area. On weekends, the district inhabited by people from Hamburg who discovers the small winding streets or lying and relaxing on the small beaches. Blankenese is one of the most picturesque parts of Hamburg. To get there you go commuter train line S1 to Wedel or S11 to Blankenese. The train station is located along the Bahnhofstrasse on the valley top. Across the street is a few banks, an Italian glass shop and a cafe. This is also the market square with bakeries, grocers and post office. The markets open early and closes already at. 13 on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Bergedorf is to the surface the largest suburb of Hamburg. Bergedorf had 118 942 inhabitants in 2006, while the district with the same name had approximately 40 000 people. This suburb of Hamburg is the least densely populated and consists of the districts Allermöhe, Altengamme, Bergedorf, Bill Werder, Curslack, Kirchwerder, Lohbrügge, Moorfleet, Neuengamme, Ochsenwerder, Reitbrook of Spades, Country and Rock Tate.
In 1275 Bergedorf got its town charter, and in 1938 it became part of Hamburg, with the agreement between the German Empire and the free Hamburg applicable territory exchange between Hamburg and Prussia.
Among other sights in the suburb we find Bergedorf Observatory, also known as Hamburger Sternwarte, owned by the University of Hamburg. Originally built in the observatory at Millerntor in Hamburg in 1802. It was moved in 1825 to a building next to city wall, and in 1906 decided to move it to Bergedorf due to increasing problem of light pollution in the city. The Observatory in Bergedorf was finished in 1912.
Other attractions are Fernmeldeturm Bergedorf Hamburg-Bergedorf (TV tower in Bergedorf) and Schloss Bergedorf (Bergedorf Castle).