Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 27 out of 30 hikers


  • JR56

    The history of Hayns Park goes back to the property of the former mayor and senator Max Theodor Hayn. In the thirties of the 20th century, the area was then converted into a public park along the idyllic Alster Run. The water here has a little more space in the park than in the narrow channels, which together with the bridges make up the park's special Hanseatic atmosphere.
    In addition to play and sunbathing areas, the facility also has space for walks and a children's playground and, as a small highlight in summer, a paddling pool for the little ones.
    The characteristics also include a small monopteros, also known as a temple of the muses. Walkers can cross Eppendorfer Landstraße in the west and continue walking in the area of Eppendorfer Mühlenteich. It is known as the winter quarters for Hamburg's Alster swans.


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    • January 9, 2020

  • Eyles

    Because it is very beautiful and quiet.

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    • July 10, 2019

  • JR56

    The former country residence of Mayor Max Theodor Hayn (1809-1880) was opened in 1931 as a public park.

    The 4.5 hectare site is located directly on the Alster on both sides of the river, it is a good starting point for walks along the Alster River or for boat tours. A beautiful path along the water leads to the Winterhuder ferry house, or in the other direction, over the Meenkwiese, to the Alster hiking trail.

    The striking point is the slightly elevated Monopteros. Here the green areas are used as feeding and seating areas for numerous geese. On the opposite side of the street you will find the Eppendorfer mill pond. The Hamburg Alster swans spend the winter there.


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    • January 22, 2020

  • JR56

    The Monopteros was built in the 19th century in what is now Hayns Park, which at that time was still a private garden. Senator Max Theodor Hayn and his family used to take coffee in or in front of the temple-like semi-open circular column building.
    The property was the summer residence of the senator with a villa and garden. In the course of the Alster canalization, this was expanded into the current park and redesigned by the then city garden director Otto Linne. It has been available to the public since 1931. Some trees and the unique Monopteros have been preserved from the original garden. With its closed rear wall, it differs from most ring hall temples in European parks, which - like the well-known Monopteros in the English Garden in Munich - are completely open.

    Since summer 2016, the dilapidated Monopteros was secured with a construction fence. The renovation and restoration work, which lasted more than a year, was carried out in close coordination with the Monument Protection Office and was completed in March 2019. The environmental and energy authority responsible for the park was responsible for the renovation costs of 275,000 euros. The Hamburg-Nord district assembly has approved an additional 20,000 euros for the art campaign with up to two design rounds per year and the opening ceremony.


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    • January 22, 2020

  • JR56

    If you would like to be led across the river by a gondolier in a real Venetian gondola without having to travel to Venice, you can do this on the Alster between Eppendorf and Winterhude. Hayns Park is located on the widened river here and just north of it is Barmeier's boathouse, which offers this pleasure.

    About 150 years ago, the area still belonged to the country estate of Max Theodor Hayn, a former mayor of the city of Hamburg. In 1931, the area was released as a public park in connection with the Alster sewer system. The idyllic green area on the water offers wide lawns for sunbathing, picnicking and playing. Families with small children not only appreciate the beautiful playgrounds in summer, but also the paddling pool, which cools them down.


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    • July 19, 2019

  • Jonny

    The pavilion is currently being restored.

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    • May 23, 2018

  • u.s.

    The pavilion is ready. The result is a bit daring but very successful.

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    • December 1, 2019

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Location: Hamburg, Germany


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