Treppenviertel Blankenese

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Treppenviertel Blankenese: Our most recommended tours and activities

Hamburg: 2-Hour City Cruise to Blankenese

1. Hamburg: 2-Hour City Cruise to Blankenese

Enjoy an unforgettable cruise through the harbor of Hamburg. Explore the industrial side and see the highlights as you make your way to Blankenese. Admire one of the richest and most lavish areas in Hamburg from the boat and spot its impressive architecture. Furthermore, you will see the Airbus plant, where all planes are built, the container terminals and the Elbphilharmonie.

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Hamburg: 2-Hour Blankenese Walking Tour

2. Hamburg: 2-Hour Blankenese Walking Tour

Begin this unforgettable walk through the old quarter for pilots and captains at the Blankenese station. Admire the Goßlerhaus in one of the specious parks. Walk along the main street in Blankenese to the “Stairs Neighborhood”, and wander over the staircases to the beach. As you navigate many of the nearly 5,000 stairs, you’ll hear stories about Brahms on his summer holidays, the smallest house in Blankenese, and the fisherman who brought down the pirate Störtebeker. After a short break in the sand, continue on uphill. The effort is rewarded with a fantastic view of the sea and the leisurely cruising sailing ships. You’ll also learn where the name “Blankanese” comes from and who volunteers as a mailman in the neighborhood.

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Hamburg: Tour of Blankenese on the Banks of the Elbe

3. Hamburg: Tour of Blankenese on the Banks of the Elbe

Experience the area of Hamburg known as Blankenese with its winding little streets, little villas on the Elbe and beautiful houses with idyllic gardens. Walk through the tranquil area in Western Hamburg and let the hustle and bustle of the Hanseatic City melt away. Stroll the beautiful and expansive parks past old stately homes and see the famous Treppenviertel, then walk along the beach by the Elbe and watch the ships go by. Feel the fine sand underfoot and look at the pristine sailboats on the largest freshwater tideland in Europe. Enjoy an extravagant view of the Hanseatic City from the top of the Süllberg, then return to the point of departure alongside the mountain goats.

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Hamburg: Private Driving Tour with Local Guide

4. Hamburg: Private Driving Tour with Local Guide

Get an insider’s look at Hamburg from the comfort of a van whose experienced driver will serve as your private guide as you tour the city. Stop to take photos or walk around when you choose. Take a break to grab a bite to eat or pop into souvenir shops at any time. Take a stroll along Alster Lake while enjoying an ice cream or watching the sailboats and swans. Visit the picturesque former fishing village, Blankenese, known for the thousands of stairs that line its hills. Pass by lighthouses, romantic gardens, and villas while catching glimpses of the Elbe River. Embrace the alternative vibe of the trendy and colorful Schanzen quarter. Next head to HafenCity and admire the shimmering glass facade of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall. Learn about Hamburg’s rich history and current events from the anecdotes your local guide will share throughout the day.

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Planning Your Visit

  • How to Get There

    Treppenviertel is easily accessible from anywhere in Hamburg by the S-Bahn. Simply take the S1 to the end of the line and get out at Blankenese.

  • When to Go

    Hamburg is a pretty rainy place, so be sure to check the weather before you head out. Yet you will likely find it pleasant at all times of year with its cozy coffeehouses and picturesque streets.

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    It's a quiet residential area, so don't expect much after 10:00PM
  • Is it expensive?
    Free!
  • Will I need a guide?
    Not necessarily, but a bus or walking tour could make for a more engaging afternoon!
  • How to get there
    Take the S-Bahn to Blankenese
  • Additional information
    If you're visiting at Easter time go check out the bonfires on the beach!

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What people are saying about Treppenviertel Blankenese

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Great ride with an entertaining and competent moderator. We saw the harbor with buildings on the banks as far as Blankenese, we were up to the Airbus company and on the way back we made a detour to the container terminal, where we also learned a lot of interesting facts. The only negative thing I have to say was that you specified Landungsbrücke 1 as the meeting point, but the departure was at 9 at the other end. Otherwise a great ride.

Nice, flexible guide learned a lot about Blankenese

Mr. Lilli, is very personable and above all flexible. He was great on all our requests. (Which is not very easy with a family ties with people between the ages of 1-70 years) :-) We also have a lot to learn as native hamburger and experienced a wonderful walk! Thanks a lot! Gladly again

We can highly recommend this beautiful trip to Blankenese. Great big ship and great explanations. The 2 hours are worth it.

Find out everything you need to know about the port and around it in a beautiful two-hour boat trip.

Very nice trip, entertaining, fun, very informative