Elbe Promenade Koenig
The Elbe Promenade
Start at Baumwall U3-station for the first sight: the architectural beauty of the Gruner + Jahr publishing house. Take the elevated route into Michelpark, where you can’t miss one of Hamburg’s most famous sights: the St. Michael's church. Climb up the bell tower and indulge in the most beautiful view. See also the small Zitronenjette statue (Touching her index finger brings good luck) and the Krameramtsstuben townhouses from the 17th century. After that, take a stroll through the park on Venusberg after which you will be rewarded with a gorgeous view over the Elbe river. The stairs lead you down to the river as well as Landungsbrücken piers and the Old Elbe Tunnel (Alter Elbtunnel). Enjoy a fish sandwich from one of the many vendors or take a ferry over to the other side of the river. Maritime feelings take over when you’re walking past or even onto the museum ships Rickmer Rickmers and Cap San Diego. It is time to double back and walk on the Brücke 1 pier until you reach Portugiesenviertel (lit. Portuguese quarter). See the Scandinavian churches (Gustaf Adolf church and the Finnish seafarer church) and regain your strength in one of the many cafes and restaurants of the area.