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Address: Blankenese, Hamburg, Germany
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Walk the staircase area in the Blankenese neighborhood. The winding streets...

Walk the staircase area in the Blankenese neighborhood. The winding streets and hills offer Elbe views.

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A peaceful walk, lovely wooded park and beach

The Treppenviertel is a small, exclusive residential area on a hillside West of central Hamburg linked by a series of stairs. It is easily reached by taking the S1 train to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Treppenviertel is a small, exclusive residential area on a hillside West of central Hamburg linked by a series of stairs. It is easily reached by taking the S1 train to Blankenese, a charming suburb with nice cafes and shops. Take a right out of the station and follow signs to Treppenviertel and you can wander down to the River... More 

Thank Pippa W
Stockholm, Sweden
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A place where there are a lot of beautiful old and large houses. Didn't find it very exciting but I can see why people go here. It's nice, but like I said, overrated.

Thank Martinovic1987
Riga, Latvia
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160 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Strolling along the Elbe river I ended up in Blankenese, a more fashy place to live in Hamburg. Lots of expensive cars and nice houses. All of a sudden the stairs began and I spent my time going up and down enjoying the scenic views from them. It is a beautiful place that gives you nice views around the Elbe... More 

Thank jafischer
Hamburg, Germany
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great little corners and houses everywhere, as I know the place quite well, one should go through the small stairs to find the most exciting houses. My tip is to start with Strandtreppe - moving a bit left and right, then at Strandweg take the bus up to the head of Waseberg, then visit Süllbergterrassen, great Restaurant and good place... More 

2 Thank Sven H
Boliden, Sweden
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1,025 reviews
811 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Unfortunately, the weather was not that nice, but this neighbourhood is very beautiful. I would not say it's a must, but if you have free time (like we did), it is definitely worth to check. 15 min by train, from the central station. Very pleasant in the Summer!

Thank Ana L
Wedel, Germany
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33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a beautiful traditional place in the western part of Hamburg. It used to be a village where seefarers, well more like captains lived. The streets are narrow and there are loads of staircases. Don't go by car, you won't enjoy it. If you don't like climbing stairs - too bad, the only way to visit is to take... More 

2 Thank Caffeineaddictontour
Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This part of Hamburg is the beach-strip along the river Elbe. The town of Blankenese is built on the starboard river bank and reaches the top of the 150m high hills along the bank. Houses are typical white as if you're visiting parts of Italy. The steps help you climb the town. It must be very difficult to move into... More 

1 Thank peterww2013
Hamburg, Germany
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

This is a very nice quarter in the westend of Hamburg. There is a bus to get you to the water front or you walk down the stairs. If you got lost in the winding streets, no problem, just continue downards and you eventually reach the water front. There are posh houses next to older fishermen homes - but all... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1,015 reviews
786 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

It's a rich area within Hamburg, full of posh beautiful houses and a beautiful landscape. When I visited, it was rainy and foggy, so I didn't really get to know if it's a busy place or a more relaxing one. There's a lovely path, full of plants, that lead you to the beach, if you go by train (you're gonna... More 

1 Thank g_marianaa
Bucharest, Romania
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I do not consider the "Stairs Neighborhood" that typical for Hamburg as the HafenCity for example but it is my favorite place in the entire Hansestadt. In my point of view this is the real Old Town of Hamburg - a hidden one, a lovely place you can enjoy without the crowds. The little narrow streets in sinuous curves and... More 

2 Thank Ileana D

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