Blankenese is a picturesque western suburb of Hamburg; traditionally the place where a ship captain would go into retirement. The "Treppenviertel" area between the streets "Am Kiekeberg" and "Strandweg" is nice for a stroll and has some fine houses and villas. If you go all the way down, you`ll reach Blankeneses own sand beach! Blankeneses Süllberg, Hamburgs highest natural elevation, has a restaurant and a viewing tower.
You can have a look of AIRBUS (factory?) from the beach of Blankenese. Its here the final finishing of any Airbus takes place. So next time if you are inside a flight and its a Airbus then you could remember this Blankanese trip! :)
You can go to Blankanese, if you are looking for a beach @ Hamburg. The neach is very small and its most popular during summer. You can reach either by taking S-Bhan or you can take the boat (HVV run) from Landusbruke at Hamburg.
Yes, its the most expensive place here in Hamburg. Almost all the richest of Hamburg lives in here. The vilas and mansions are so beautiful. Get down at the S-bhan and walk down to the beach instead of taking the Schnel Bus (Fast Bus), which looks like a mini van. The view and walk are amazing. Since its a down hill, its easier to walk. If you are confused on which direction you should be walking, just get into the bus and get down at the next stopping point, from there you can easily find out the stairs which goes down towards the beach.
Blankenese is a lovely quarter full of beautiful villas and lovely old houses with thatched roofs. It is very nice to go for a walk on a Sunday morning. I started with "Hirschpark" which is a very nice park with a deer enclosure, old trees, a pond and a lot of ducks, woodpeckers and other birds. You also find the Witthüs restaurant there, which is a nice restaurant offering a brunch on Sunday mornings.
I continued with "Treppenviertel" then, a very nice part of Blankenese, with steep stairs going down to Elbstrand (a beach at river Elbe). There are so many lovely houses with nice verandas to admire - it is truly enchanting!
This area is just down the river from the harbor. It has beautiful houses tucked on the hill overlooking the river. It is highly recommended for a good seafood meal where you can watch the ships as they make their way to the harbor.
Blankenese is a smal suburb of Hamburg on the Elbe River. It has been the place where many captains lived with their family. Beautiful old houses and staircases on the stepp banks of Elbe River are the main sight. It is a nice walk along the river. There are restaurants to have a coffee or lunch and dinner.
Blankenese is a great destination for a day's excursion from Hamburg city center. The S1-trains take about half an hour to reach Blankenese trainstation.
Ok, I gotta be onest. We were very lucky, to have the nicest weather during our stay in Hamburg. And if the sun is shining, Blankenese is a definite must for a visit. Lots of people strolling around, bars and restaurants and watching the sea. Marvellous!
I really enjoyed it. Walk around a little bit and check out the houses - the rich people are living there.
Just a tip: Take the bus no. 36 departing from "Rathaus". This bus takes the scenic route all the way to Blankenese - very nice.
See where the city's rich people live. Every time I go there, I go and see if there is a sign on my favourite house saying "For Rent". But nada ... I so would like to share one of these pretty houses there with some more people ... One day I'll be rich and then ... .
Anyway, in earlier days Blankenese was not more than a little village of fishermen and pilots, living of fishery in the river Elbe.
The name "Blankenese" refers to plattdüütsch: light nose, meaning the Elbe shore's light sand.
Around 18th or 19th century enriched traders discovered the suburbs and settled outside of the city walls. They built themselves enormous country houses and smaller mansions into and around Blankenese.
Blankenese is considered as the city's most distinguished suburb. Those who have much money, reside here. Some adjacent residents enjoy even a unique privilege: they got the right of a free view over the river guaranteed.
The tiny houses of this old village of fisherman and sea captains cling to the slopes of the Elbe. Steps lead down to the river and there you have numerous cafes and restaurants along the promenade.
It's really a wonderful place to see! Prepare to walk much, and plan to spend at least hald day there.
This is a district some 9 miles east of the Centre of Hamburg and you would not think you were in a major city.
This is an area where people with REAL money live.
The houses, as you wil lsee from the pics, are all perched on top and along a hill top overlooking the River Elbe.
For me this area had 2 distinct feels to it.
1. The walk from the station to the hill where the houses reminded me very much of a small bavarian village. There are coffee shops, ice cream parlours shops etc.
2. The resedential area at the hill top. Amazing views and beautiful homes with steps and passageways rather than roads between the houses. There are also shops and restaurants in this area.
It is quite difficult to explain what this area is like you have to go see it for yourself and I would very Highly reccomned it. It is a truly beautiful area.
Take some minutes way outside of the town western to BLANKENESE!
This high-level (former fisher village) quarter is one of the most beautiful mountain-places in the area.... Meet people there at day & night as everywhere at the Elbe!