Visit the fascinating riverfront of the Elbe on a walking tour of the winding Treppenvierteil (Staircase District) in the hillside suburb of Blankenese. Hop on a ferry to Europe’s largest fruit growing region, Altes Land, and enjoy the scenery of the river and Hamburg beyond.
Travel along the noble Elbchaussee avenue, lined by elegant villas and leafy parks, all the way to the distinguished neighborhood of Blankenese. Your local guide leads you through the labyrinthine alleys that wind between its stately houses. Descend to the pier through the charming Staircase District and take a scenic ferry ride to the opposite shore.
Enchanting Hanseatic villages dot the landscape of Altes Land, an area comprised of reclaimed marshland that’s a top fruit-producing region. Enjoy magnificent views of Hamburg in the distance from Köhlbrand Bridge. You return to the city through the vibrant borough of HafenCity, past contemporary architecture with traditional wooden ships moored in its harbor.