Bike Touring Highlight
Entenwerder, which one can confidently hold, does not make his visitors very easy. But - and that is also true, if you love peace, a bit wilder nature and water, then you have made the right choice with this peninsula.
Because Entenwerder is located east of the HafenCity, east of the Elbe bridges, east of the federal highway 255 but on the southern edge of the district Rothenburgsort. Right on the Elbe. If you want to go there, you have either a navigation device or the good old Hamburg city map. Because Entenwerder, the former customs station for barges and until the 1990s parking place for vehicles of showmen, Entenwerder hiding in the district behind industrial scenes, flood walls and tall, dense trees.
This customs station was transformed in 1997 into a park. The peninsula can be described as unique. With a view of the famous Elbbrücken and the Hafencity, in the west, and the industrial backdrops on the southern banks of the Elbe and in the east, the location on the Elbe is particularly charming. Since only inland vessels can operate on this section of the Elbe, one sometimes fancies the Rhine or the Danube, while the feet dangle in the dark gray-blue water.As part of the Parkanlagenbau two large, sprawling green and open spaces have emerged. Well maintained, but there are meadows and no lawns.
The choice of plants and trees was deliberately chosen to create a natural character. Nevertheless, it is precisely the wildness of the resort, the tranquility of the city, apart from the distant motorway, and the immediate and partially accessible banks of the Elbe, that offer a special quality - in the middle of the city - even though it seems far away.
The Elbpark Entenwerder was opened in 1990 and is a peninsula south of the district Rothenburgsort. It used to serve as a customs island for barges.
In 2017, the park became known through clashes over a protest camp against the G-20 summit. The organizers dropped out of the camp after they no longer wanted to be "harassed by the police and justice".
On the pontoon in the Elbe is the recommended Café Entenwerder 1. The view of the river and the nature of the city is very beautiful.