Tuesday, June 2, 2020
hamburg - altona & ottensen
Hamburg - 27th of May 2020 - 27737 steps
Today's route took us along the most beautiful places on the Elbe in Altona to the hip, emerging Ottensen.
We started at the harbor and had a breakfast and coffee to go again. We walked to the Fischmarkt, the starting point of the city walk Altona & Ottensen. Along the way you can find a number of good (fish) restaurants, and beautiful viewpoints over the Elbe and from the park at the Altonaer Balkon. The route continues automatically to the Ottensen district.
This former industrial district has a cozy and artistic atmosphere. The old brick factories have been transformed into cinemas, market halls and workshops. You will meet many locals here. It feels more like you are walking in a village and not just another district of Hamburg.
We had coffee & rhubarb pie on the organic local market on the Spritzenplatz.
We walked for an hour through the cozy streets in Ottensen and enjoyed the sun before we had a spontaneous lunch date at Focacceria Bonassola with Ine, who once accompanied me to Marrakech. It was super nice to catch up with Ine again and without her we would never have been ended up in this authentic retro-located restaurant, with Sicilian chef. We had the most delicious pasta with asparagus!
We had a rest and drink at Karo Beach, a zero waste beach club in near the hideous Flakturm IV bunker.
On the way back to the 25h Hotel we shortly visited the Altstadt (without shopping) and had a beer in the sun in front of the hotel, with a view on the construction site with 18 cranes. Havencity is still expanding.
Inasmuch as we could walk, we didn't want not take a step too much and decided to have dinner around the corner at Neni anew.