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The 10 most beautiful hikes in Hamburg
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What are the most beautiful circular walks in Hamburg?
Just 20 kilometres from the centre of Hamburg lies the Fischbeker Heide nature reserve. It is a heath landscape that only the north has to offer, with a profile that in places is even reminiscent of Germany's low mountain ranges. The highest point of the heath is the 116-metre Hasselbrack. With its 773 hectares, Fischbeker Heide is one of the largest nature reserves in the region and invites visitors to take long tours.
In terms of landscape, the region is comparable to the Lüneburger Heide. Wide expanses of heath and many groups of trees and small forests characterise the landscape. A diverse flora and fauna with more than 2000 species of small animals make their home here. The broom heather with its purple flowers also plays its part in making the area unmistakable to hikers.
In addition to Fischbeker Heide, the Wittmoor nature reserve is also worth a visit as it is ideal for walks in idyllic natural surroundings. The area is characterised by a mixture of woodland, moorland, heath and pasture. It is also easily accessible by bus.
Dunes and beaches along the Elbe
A hike through the Boberger Dünen, which are the last shifting sand dunes in Hamburg, is also nice. The starting point for the excursion is the car park at the Boberger Furt, which can be reached by car from the city centre in about 20 minutes, or via the S-Bahn stop Mittlerer Landweg.
Discover the heart of Hamburg
How long is the Alsterwanderweg?
The Alsterwanderweg is 37 kilometres long in total. On the southern section, which leads to the centre of Hamburg, to the port of Hamburg, hikers cover a distance of 22 kilometres.
A round through the Stadtpark, Hamburg's green lung, is also highly recommended. The park is perfect to relax after a day full of city bustle and to enjoy the view of old trees and wide meadows – just don't look at the clock and forget everyday life for a few hours. With the Stadtparksee lake, small woods, wetland biotopes, rose gardens and sculptures, the walk is full of variety. If you like, you can include a romantic pedal boat trip or a visit to the planetarium in your walking tour.
Of course, a city walk is also worthwhile to discover Hamburg's sights: On a tour of the city starting at the Landungsbrücken, you can see the Elbphilharmonie, the Michaeliskirche (also affectionately known as the Michel), the fish market and the historic Speicherstadt. If a glance at the clock shows that you have less time, the city can also be explored by bus or train.
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