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Blankenese, Hamburg, Germany
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Walk the staircase area in the Blankenese neighborhood. The winding streets and hills offer Elbe views.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Blankenese, Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We caught the train to Blankenese on a couples (group) ticket after 9am. Once outside the train station Treppenviertel is well sign posted and likewise returning to the train station. Lots of steps down to the Elbe and back up so no good if you...More

Thank Becky G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely villas to look at and a few cafes along the way to the beach. It is mostly blocked off from traffic, so the area is very pedestrian-friendly.

Thank bethie227
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice getaway from the city for half a day. Travelling with the S-train to Blankenese (30 min) and then walking down on the various steps to the Elbe. You might be seeing huge cargo boats on their way to the sea.

1  Thank beatricebrunner
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Treppenviertel is a small, exclusive residential area on a hillside West of central Hamburg linked by a series of stairs. It is easily reached by taking the S1 train to Blankenese, a charming suburb with nice cafes and shops. Take a right out of...More

2  Thank Pippa W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

A place where there are a lot of beautiful old and large houses. Didn't find it very exciting but I can see why people go here. It's nice, but like I said, overrated.

Thank Martinovic1987
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Strolling along the Elbe river I ended up in Blankenese, a more fashy place to live in Hamburg. Lots of expensive cars and nice houses. All of a sudden the stairs began and I spent my time going up and down enjoying the scenic views...More

Thank jafischer
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great little corners and houses everywhere, as I know the place quite well, one should go through the small stairs to find the most exciting houses. My tip is to start with Strandtreppe - moving a bit left and right, then at Strandweg take the...More

3  Thank Sven H
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Unfortunately, the weather was not that nice, but this neighbourhood is very beautiful. I would not say it's a must, but if you have free time (like we did), it is definitely worth to check. 15 min by train, from the central station. Very pleasant...More

Thank Ana L
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a beautiful traditional place in the western part of Hamburg. It used to be a village where seefarers, well more like captains lived. The streets are narrow and there are loads of staircases. Don't go by car, you won't enjoy it. If you...More

3  Thank Caffeineaddictontour
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This part of Hamburg is the beach-strip along the river Elbe. The town of Blankenese is built on the starboard river bank and reaches the top of the 150m high hills along the bank. Houses are typical white as if you're visiting parts of Italy....More

2  Thank peterww2013
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As I will travel with my grandparents who are too old to take those steps, wonder is there any other way to visit the town but avoiding those up and down steps? Thanks
27 May 2015|
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Response from wwbusch | Reviewed this property |
Hi JLhippie, you can take the "bus" #48 from trainstation "blankenese" which is going directly to the river Elbe where you dont need to walk down the 4500 steps :-) By the way, just to clarify, "Blankenese" is a outer part... More