Blankenese 'Treppenviertel'

Ministry of Labour, Social, Family Affairs and Integration

Hamburg Welcome Portal Welcome Tour

Every month, Hamburg Welcome Center invites newly-arrived residents to a free, English-language tour of Hamburg's sights, museums and more.

Hamburg Welcome Tour

Mediterranean flair at the river Elbe:

A guided walk through Blankenese and the “Treppenviertel”!

The Hamburg Welcome Center invites you in May to a beautiful walk, guided in the English language, through the former fishing and pilot village Blankenese in the west of Hamburg. Our way leads past luxurious Wilhelminian villas with georgeous gardens and parks. After we have enjoyed the magnificent view of the river Elbe from the “Kanonenberg”, we will continue to the “Treppenviertel” with its picturesque alleyways and winding staircases. This Mediterranean flair is reminiscent of a holiday resort on the Riviera! Our tour ends at the ferry pier Blankenese, right on the Elbe beach. From here you can look forward to another highlight of the afternoon from about 4:30 p.m.: The traditional “Sailaway parade” of ships on the occasion of the 830th Hamburg Harbour Birthday!

We look forward to sharing another part of Hamburg with you!

Meeting Place: Sunday, May 12th 2019, at 2:15 p.m. at the S-Bahn train station Blankenese (exit: Erik-Blumenfeld-Platz) in front of the “Blankenese Imbiss” inside the station building, 22587 Hamburg.

Duration of the tour: approx. until 04:30 p.m.

Public transportation: S-Bahn line 1 and 11 or various HVV bus lines.

Registration: Attending the Hamburg Welcome Tour is free of charge. Please sign up no later than May 9th, 2019 by sending an E-Mail to, if you wish to attend the event. Guest list is limited - you will receive a written confirmation from our organiser, Ms Birgit Scheffner.

Note: We would like to give as many Hamburg Newcomers as possible the opportunity to take part in our events of the Hamburg Welcome Tour. In case of great demand, only two adult participants per registration or institution may eventually sign up. A maximum of one third of the available places are reserved for guests who have been living in Hamburg for more than one year. In case you have already participated twice, we would like to ask you to refrain from registering Also, if you receive a confirmation and cannot attend the tour unexpectedly, we kindly ask for a brief notification Otherwise we reserve the right to remove your name from the mailing list.

Privacy Policy: The collected data will be used only for the registration for the Hamburg Welcome Tour. Data will not be transmitted to third parties. The following data is collected: name, first name and e-mail address. Credentials of participants of the past tours will be deleted after 5 years. You can request the deletion of your data at any time. If so please send us an email to