The Elbe river from Altona to Blankenese

We have a look at the two both faces of the Elbe river: the port is situated midst of the Elbe river and the port is important for the economy of the city.  Those Hamburg people who earn enough money, are living close to the Elbe river in the quarters from Othmarschen to Blankenese.

  • Altona at the harbour: "Große Elbstraße" and the Fischmarkt (fish market)
  • Altona and Ottensen and the Danish era
  • where the rich live: Palmaille and Elbchaussee
  • the Jenisch Park and the Jenisch House
  • horse show, the Polo sports field and the botanical garden in the Klein-Flottbek quarter
  • the devil from the devil´s bridge
  • the Wedding church from 1749 and the Hotel Jacob in the Nienstedten quarter
  • the “Positano in the north”: the stairway quarter of Blankenese
  • the quarters Rissen and Wittenbergen in the west end of Hamburg
  • Wedel in Schleswig-Holstein: the Welcome Point for ships

The tour along the Elbe river usually starts at the train station Altona or at Altona city hall.
The best way to discover Hamburg along the Elbe river is by bus or bicycle.

The tour will last approximately four hours, with a half hour break after the first two hours.
Appointment and fee by arrangement (dependent on the number of people and duration of the tour).