Rediscover Hamburg on your bicycle
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Whether you ride a city bike, racing bike, folding bike, e-bike, or a bike with the kids in a trailer, one thing is certain – cycling is a unique way to discover Hamburg. A relaxed or sporty ride on the city’s great cycling routes takes you to great coffee places, delicious fish stalls, and fun playgrounds, as well as beaches along the Elbe River, parks, and beer gardens.
The city of Hamburg’s cycling campaign ‘Fahr ein solidarisches Hamburg’ (cycle in Hamburg in solidarity) invites you to discover the city in this Collection. We present eight themed Tours that take you through Hamburg, each showing you a very special side of the city. On our rides, you discover the most legendary film locations, the most beautiful beaches, and the best playgrounds. Foodies, nature lovers, and ship-watchers will be in their element here – our Tours are for everyone.
The starting points of the varied theme Tours are easy to reach by public transport. They are all located at StadtRAD stations, so you can rent a bike when you arrive. As a cyclist in Hamburg, you can also enjoy other great services such as bike+ride, air stations, and leaf and road clearance during winter. The cycle routes, which run through the city in the shape of a star, are awesome. You can enjoy riding on smooth asphalt and quiet side roads. The cycle route network is being expanded, too. You can find out more information, here:
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In Hamburg you can not only take a tour of the harbor by boat, but also by bike. The harbor tour on the bike begins at the jetties. Here you can get there by public transport and you will find a StadtRAD station if you want to rent a bike.You will cycle past the hustle and bustle of the Landungsbrücken to the Old Elbe Tunnel through which Veloroute 11 leads. After you have crossed under the Norderelbe in the tunnel, you cycle past various canals and harbor basins.You can enjoy great views of the port of Hamburg and some of the city's highlights, such as the Elbphilharmonie or the tower of the Sankt Katharinen church. With a few exceptions, you are always on the comfortably developed bike route.You can take a leisurely break on the Ernst-August Canal and fortify yourself in the idyllic beer garden "Zum investors" for the onward journey.Then you cycle on with new energy and switch to the Veloroute 10 on the Wilhelmsburger Bridge at the Müggenburger Zollhafen, which takes you back to the other bank of the Elbe via the Elbe Bridge. Here you drive along the Oberhafen Canal and enjoy the view of the water and the modern office buildings on Brooktorkai.At the customs canal it goes past Hafencity. Here you can take a close look at the Elbphilharmonie before you reach your starting point at the Landungsbrücken.
Whether beer, Alster water, lemonade or ice - everyone gets their money's worth on this tour along the Alster. It starts at Jungfernstieg, where you can get there by public transport and rent a bike at a StadtRAD station.At the Inner Alster you cycle on the Veloroute 5 to the Outer Alster. Here it goes right along the shore and you can look forward to wonderful views of the water. You can make a first stop at Café Prüsse, from where you can particularly well watch the sailing boats of the in-house sailing school.Then you roll further north on the bank until you leave the Alster and follow the Osterbek Canal and the Barmbeker Stich Canal to the Hamburg City Park. Here you can take a break in "The Bay", a cozy beach bar right on the outer arm of the Alster.At the Stadtpark you will also meet again on Veloroute 5, which you follow to the north, where you will meet the Alster again. On the banks of the Alster, change to Veloroute 4, which leads you along the river back to the Outer Alster and here on the beautiful west bank back to the Inner Alster.Now it is not far to the starting point on Jungfernstieg. Before you reach it, you can make one last stop in the stylish Alster pavilion.
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On this tour there is a holiday feeling, because it goes to the beach - and not just one, but Hamburg's most beautiful Elbe beaches. It starts at the Landungsbrücken because you can easily get there by public transport and rent a bike at the StadtRAD station.From the jetties you cycle directly along the Elbe downstream, i.e. past the fish market, the Dockland and the museum harbor. Shortly after the museum harbor you will already reach the first beach, the Elbe beach Övelgönne. During a break, a visit to the beach bar "Strandperle" is particularly worthwhile.Then it goes up a small climb to the bank slope. Once at the top, you have a fantastic view of the Elbe and the container terminals of the port. Here you drive along the Elbe before going down to the shore in a small descent. The Elbuferweg leads you directly along the water and past two small beaches to Blankenese.An impressive beach awaits you here, which stretches for several kilometers to Wittenbergen. You drive directly along the beach and can take breaks at the individual sections and explore them as you wish. As on all beaches on the Elbe, it says here: only sunbathe, because bathing in the Elbe is not allowed. The current is too strong and too many ships pass by.At Falkensteiner Ufer in Wittenbergen you leave the Elbe and cycle up the bank slope to the Marienhöhe forest park. Here you meet the bike route 1, which you follow through Blankenese and Othmarschen to Altona. From here, bike route 13 takes you back to the jetties.
Film and series fans will no longer be able to escape their amazement and enthusiasm on this tour, because Hamburg is a hotspot for film and television productions. It starts at the Landungsbrücken, where you can get by public transport and borrow a StadtRAD if necessary.On Veloroute 13 you will pass the Old Elbe Tunnel, which has played in several national and international productions. Past the fish market you will reach Dockland, where Kim Basinger has her job in the film "At Any Price".Then you roll in St. Pauli over the legendary Reeperbahn, which has already served as the backdrop for many films and series. Only a little further you will reach the next filming location, the Brahms Kontor. The interiors served as the private bank Brue Frères in the film "A Most Wanted Man".You cycle north through the Sternenschanze and pass the former tax office in Hamburg-Schlump, where the "Captain of Köpenick" was filmed. You will then cycle a short distance on Veloroute 3 and on to the Hagenbeck Zoo, which appears repeatedly in film and TV productions.It's getting international at the airport, where the tour will take you next: This is where James Bond and Q meet in "Tomorrow Never Dies". The Veloroute 5 then takes you straight to the Außenalster and the next James Bond location, the Atlantic Kempinski. Here James Bond climbed the globe on the roof of the hotel to flee a professional killer.Passing the main station, which can be seen in the film "Barefoot", you cycle on a combination of different bike routes that cross the city center to the Landungsbrücken, where you can finally admire the museum ship Rickmer Rickmers, which is for the film "The Cut" was transformed into a steamship.
Hearty fans, fish sandwich lovers and hamburger gourmets are right on this tour of the Hanseatic city. You can embark on the culinary round at the Landungsbrücken, which you can easily reach by public transport. Here you can also easily rent a bike at a StadtRAD station.You will already find some fish sandwich stands right at the jetties. The one with the most delicious fish sandwiches, “Brücke 10”, is waiting for you at the landing bridge of the same name. After the first tasting, we continue to the fish market. On Sunday mornings you have a free choice when it comes to fish.With all sorts of impressions of the hustle and bustle on the market in your luggage, you continue cycling along the Elbe and come to the Goedeken fresh shop. A small snack is also worthwhile here.We continue to the Elbe beach Övelgönne, where you can park your bike and stroll through the sand to the beach bar "Strandperle". Not only fish fans get their money's worth here, but also burger lovers. With a view of the Elbe and the passing pots, both taste much better.After an extensive break on the beach, Veloroute 1 takes you via Altona to St. Pauli, where you can find good burger stalls everywhere, including vegan burger restaurants. Satisfied and with a full stomach, you roll back through the Große Wallanlagen and the Alte Elbepark back to the Landungsbrücken.
This tour is sweet and aromatic, which enchants the sweet tooth and coffee lovers alike. The starting point of the pleasure tour is at the main train station, where you will also find a StadtRAD station where you can rent a bike.From the station you roll comfortably to the customs canal. Here you can take a first stop at the Chocoversum and spoil yourself with the finest chocolate. With sweet provisions in your luggage, you cycle to the Speicherstadt. Here you can find out all about the beans, which are the world's most important trading goods after petroleum, in the Burg Coffee Museum and in various coffee roasting plants.On bike route 1 you will then reach St. Pauli and Altona and continue to Bahrenfeld, where you can let yourself be seduced by wonderful scents and aromas in the Becking coffee factory.Winged you drive across the city to the Isebek Canal and follow it to the Alster. After crossing the river, you dive into a lively district that is crossed by small canals. Here you will find the Stockholm Espresso Club, where you can get the final energy kick before cycling along the Outer Alster and in parts on Veloroute 5 back to the main train station.
In addition to plenty of water, Hamburg also has a lot of green to offer - green oases in the middle of the city - perfect for all nature lovers. The tour to Hamburg's green oases begins at the Teufelsbrück ferry pier. You can also find a StadtRAD station here to rent a bike.Immediately after the start you cycle through the first oasis, the Jenischpark, and almost seamlessly follows the Loki Schmidt garden, in which a wonderful blossom awaits you. Past the brick pond, you come to the Altonaer Volkspark, where you are surrounded by tall trees.After you have crossed the park, you cycle towards the Hagenbeck zoo and roll through the Stellinger Feldmark to the Niendorf game reserve. You can watch the friendly and sometimes curious animals from the observation deck.Then you cycle south past the airport and reach the Alster. Directly along the shore you drive to Ohlsdorf and cross the impressive cemetery with its mighty old trees, enchanted hedges and extensive green spaces.Lake Bramfeld directly adjoins the park cemetery and a little later you also pass the Appelhoff pond before you reach the Hamburg city park. On hot days you can treat yourself to a refreshment in the lake.After an extensive break, you cycle along the banks of the Outer Alster Lake on bike route 4 into the city center and on to the Landungsbrücken, where the tour ends. Here you have connection to the ferries if you want to go back to the Teufelsbrück ferry pier.
Regardless of whether you go out alone to explore the best playgrounds for your offspring or whether your kids accompany you in a bike trailer or on your own bike - this tour promises cycling fun, varied play and exuberant romp.It starts at the jetties. From here you cycle to HafenCity, where you also make your first stop. In the Grasbrookpark, a pirate ship and climbing frames under palm trees tempt you to exciting pirate adventures.Then you cross the Elbe and drive south through the harbor. The Veloroute 11 takes you quickly to the Wilhelmsburger Inselpark, where the “Desert Waves” playground is waiting for little adventurers.On the other tangent of Veloroute 11 you come back to the opposite bank of the Elbe and reach City Route 5 via Veloroute 5, where you cycle to the Appelhoff pond. At the lake you will find a beautiful park with a playground. From here it goes past the city park to the "ghost playground", which has the charm of a lost place.Then you roll over Stellingen to the Altonaer Volkspark, where children big and small can let off steam in the rustic forest playground while you sit comfortably in the shade and watch.Just a short distance away you make the last stop in the Elbe Aktiv playground in Osdorf. Here, supervisors keep an eye on your kids and you can relax before you head back to the starting point at the Landungsbrücken.