Discover the little thatched cottages, half-timbered houses, and larger villas on the banks of the River Elbe on this 2-hour tour of Blankenese in Hamburg. Walk through the famous "Stairs Neighborhood" and admire the magnificent views of the river.
What to Expect
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.
Know Before You Go
Please note that this tour involves climbing a lot of steps, which can be physically demanding depending on your level of fitness.
Group size and tour departure time can be personalized upon request.