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COVID-19 Face Masks Obligatory in Certain Areas

In certain areas, wearing a face mask is obligatory for all persons in public streets, squares and parks at certain times.

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See a list of the Hamburg areas in which wearing a face mask is obligatory at certain times

To stop COVID-19 infection rates from rising again, we all must wear face masks in certain additional outdoor areas from Saturday, 27 February 2021. The obligation to wear face masks applies regardless of the outdoor activity. This means that all people must wear face masks while walking, jogging or resting their feet in these areas; people exercising outdoors are advised to look for spaces less likely to get crowded.

News update (as of 27 February 2021)

We all would like to welcome spring with a warm embrace, and Hamburg’s plentiful green areas and riverside walks are the perfect stage for this. Still, we urgently need to take care of one another. Some of our beloved spots, such as the Stadtpark (City Park), the Elbstrand beach walk or the banks along the Alster lakes may become crowded very quickly, and it may thus be impossible to maintain the distancing requirements to avoid infections.

Therefore, wearing face masks is required in these areas. It is possible, legally speaking, to use cotton or cloth face masks here; nevertheless, medical masks (either surgical, FFP2 or other face masks fulfilling the KN95 standard) have proved to be more effective. Passing cyclists are exempt from this obligation if they keep to the road or designated bike lane.

Public areas affected

The following is a detailed list of all the streets, squares and public areas in which all persons present must wear face masks.

Please note: in certain cases, the police may make wearing face masks obligatory in additional streets, squares and areas temporarily if this is necessary to prevent infection, especially if there are too many people failing or unable to meet the physical distancing requirements.

If in doubt, please remember that it won’t hurt to wear a face mask in public even if it is not explicitly ordered by the authorities. Also, you can try and avoid certain areas that can be expected to be crowded at certain times of the day.

  1. in the Steindamm area (St. Georg), from no. 33 down to the Steintorplatz square
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  2. on Stralsunder Straße street (St. Georg)
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  3. on Steintorplatz square (St. Georg, main station), including the neighbouring pathways, streets and squares: in front of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, in front of the central bus station, and in front of the main station
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  4. on Ballindamm street (Neustadt/Jungfernstieg), around building no. 40 up to the corner Ballindamm/Bergstraße
    daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  5. on Große Freiheit street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 47
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  6. on Hamburger Berg street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 39
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  7. on Talstraße street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 36
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  8. on Hans-Albers-Platz square (St. Pauli), including the section of Friedrichstraße street skirting Hans-Albers-Platz
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  9. on Reeperbahn street (St. Pauli), including the neighbouring squares Nobistor and Spielbudenplatz, and the Spielbudenplatz street
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  10. on Schulterblatt street (Sternschanze), on the square (‘Piazza’) between Susannenstraße and Rosenhofstraße
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  11. on Alma-Wartenberg-Platz square (Ottensen), including the neighbouring streets Bahrenfelder Straße, Kleine Rainstraße, Nöltingstraße, Friedensallee and Bergiusstraße
    Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  12. on Hohenesch street (Ottensen), including the neighbouring houses on Bahrenfelder Straße street
    Friday and Saturday nights from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  13. on Ottensener Hauptstraße street
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  14. in the area directly surrounding Altona station
    Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  15. on Kirchenallee street between Steintorplatz square, Ernst-Merck-Straße, Hachmannplatz square and Heidi-Kabel-Platz square
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  16. on Heidi-Kabel-Platz square
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  17. on Hachmannplatz square
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  18. on Steintordamm street between Steintorplatz and Steintorwall
    daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  19. on Steintorwall street between Mönckebergstraße and Georgsplatz / Ernst-Merck-Straße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  20. on Mönckebergstraße street between no. 1 and 31, between Glockengießerwall / Steintorwall and Rathausmarkt square including the Hauptbahnhof tunnel
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  21. on Spitaler Straße street between Steintorwall and Mönckebergstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  22. on Barkhof street between Spitalerstraße and Mönckebergstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  23. on Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz square between Mönckebergstraße and Rosenstraße resp. Kleine Rosenstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  24. on Ida-Ehre-Platz square between Mönckebergstraße and Steinstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  25. on Lange Mühren street between Spitalerstraße and Mönckebergstraße
    Monday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
  26. on Bergstraße street no. 9–28 between Ballindamm and Mönckebergstraße
    Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  27. on Neumühlen street (Altona) from Kaistraße/Große Elbstraße to the west along the Elbe river up to and including Övelgönne pathway, including the adjacent river walks
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  28. on An der Alster and Ferdinandstor streets from Schwanenwik up to and including the Kennedybrücke bridge, including the walks and banks along the Alster lake
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  29. along Schwanenwik, Schöne Aussicht and Fährhausstraße streets up to and including Bellevue street
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  30. on Krugkoppelbrücke bridge, along Fernsicht and Leinpfad streets up to and including Bellevue street and Sierichstraße up to no. 4, including the adjacent parks and banks
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  31. on Mühlenkamp street (Winterhude), between the corners of Körnerstraße and Gertigstraße
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  32. on Harvestehuder Weg and Alsterufer streets between Krugkoppelbrücke and Kennedybrücke bridges, including the adjacent parks and banks
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  33. along the walks and banks surrounding the inner Alster lake including Jungfernstieg, Lombardsbrücke and Ballindamm streets
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  34. on Jungfernstieg street including the Alster piers
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  35. in Öjendorfer Park (Billstedt)
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  36. in Außenmühlenteich park (Harburg)
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  37. along the Elbpromenade river walk and quayside (St. Pauli), including the Landungsbrücken 1 to 10 and other piers
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  38. in Kleine Wallanlagen park
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  39. in Große Wallanlagen park
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  40. in Planten un Blomen botanical gardens and park
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  41. in Antonipark (Park Fiction) and Schauermannspark
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  42. in Altonaer Balkon park
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  43. in Fischers Park (Altona)
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  44. in the Stadtpark city park
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  45. on the Elbstrand beach
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  46. in Jenischpark (Othmarschen)
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  47. along Strandweg and Falkensteiner Weg streets and riverside walk
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  48. on Falkensteiner Ufer street
    Saturday, Sunday and on holidays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  49. on Goldbekufer street between Barmbeker Straße and Goldbekplatz square
    Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  50. on Geibelstraße street between Semperstraße and Goldbekufer
    Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  51. on Forsmannstraße street between Semperstraße and Goldbekufer
    Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  52. on Goldbekplatz square
    Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  53. on Moorfurthweg street
    Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See the publication by the Senatskanzlei (German only) on this topic and the map attached for visualisation and better understanding.

Thank you for your attention and for being respectful of the health of your fellow residents. We can all do our part to get through this situation together.

Face Masks Obligatory in Certain Areas

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