Hamburg's northern-most district stretches from chic Eppendorf and Winterhude all to way suburbian Langenhorn, the sprawling Stadtpark at the centre of it all.
As its name would suggest, Hamburg-Nord encompasses the northern regions of the city. The following 13 city quarters make up Hamburg-Nord: Eppendorf, Hoheluft-Ost, Winterhude, Alsterdorf, Fuhlsbüttel, Groß Borstel, Langenhorn, Ohlsdorf, Barmbek-Süd, Barmbek-Nord, Dulsberg, Hohenfelde and Uhlenhorst.
The quarters in Hamburg-Nord are rather diverse in character. Eppendorf, Hoheluft-Ost and Winterhude are known for their elegant, fin-de-siècle apartment buildings and their equally chic inhabitants. It is also where you’ll find the 1-kilometre-long Isemarkt farmers’ market, the Holthusenbad historic baths and the renowned UKE university medical centre.
Further north, Groß Borstel, Alsterdorf and Fuhlsbüttel are prized for their quiet, green and family-friendly neighbourhoods, while the latter is also known as the location of Hamburg Airport. Quiet Langenhorn, about 15 km north of Hamburg city centre, is prized for its many row homes, while Ohlsdorf is best known as the location of the world’s largest cemetery park — though it certainly welcomes the living, too. The residential neighbourhoods Barmbek-Nord and Barmbek-Süd are full of affordable apartments. Here you’ll also find Museum der Arbeit (lit: Museum of Labour). The small quarter of Dulsberg has countless red brick buildings that are characteristic to Northern Germany, while Uhlenhorst and Hohenfelde boast both beautiful villas and apartment buildings close to the eastern shores of the Alster Lake. Two of Hamburg’s theatres — Ernst Deutsch Theater and The English Theatre — are located close to Mundsburg U-Bahn station.
Hamburg-Nord is blessed with some of the city’s largest green spaces, the most prominent being the Stadtpark city park with its Planetarium tower. In summer, this sprawling green oasis is popular for its many picnic spots, refreshing natural swimming pool and outdoor concerts. Another contender is Friedhof Ohlsdorf: the world’s largest public cemetery park. Opened in 1877, this is the final resting place of many Hamburg celebrities, and features chapels, historic mausoleums and the graves of soldiers from more than twenty nations — all within a lush, park-like setting covering 389 hectares.