Winterhude is a livable and lovable neighborhood. Characteristic of the neighborhood are the many green spaces, sumptuous villas, Art Nouveau architecture, and the canals that flow throughout the district. In good weather, you can explore these canals by boat and admire the white Hanseatic villas with their romantic gardens from the water.
Between the Stadtpark (city park) and Alster lake, find your own comfort zone in Winterhude’s varied surroundings: magnificent villas on Bellevue overlooking the Alster lake, turn of the century Jugendstil architecture, red-brick apartment buildings from the era of Fritz Schuhmacher (such as you’ll find in the former working-class neighborhood Jarrestadt), and the City Nord (an office complex from the 1960s). Lots of greenery and an interesting cultural scene are also characteristic of the district with the large park and smaller cultural institutions.
Short profile Hamburg Winterhude
- Stadtpark with lake and natural, outdoor pool
- many canals
- Winterhuder Marktplatz
- Goldbekufer weekly organic market
- Alster shore, boat rentals
- planetarium in the Stadtpark
- open-air concerts
- arthouse cinemas Alabama and Magazine
- Kampnagel cultural center (avant-garde art and modern dance)
- comedy at the Winterhuder Fährhaus
- Goldbekhaus (workshops, music and dance)
- many restaurants and cafes for all budgets, from sophisticated to rustic
Those who live here do not want to leave any time soon. As you walk through the streets of Winterhude, especially along fashionable Mühlenkamp, you’ll see dapper locals from old Hanseatic families dressed in the best brand names, couples with expensive strollers, and students on their bicycles. It is upscale and expensive here. Yet Winterhude still retains its down-to-earth charm..
All of Winterhude is a stage! The locals enjoy their parts as they stroll along the sidewalk. Anyone who likes to see and be seen will have a wonderful time drinking a latte macchiato in one of the lovely cafes on Mühlendamm. "Casually chic and generally well-dressed" is the type of people you’ll observe having their lunch break in one of Italian restaurants.
Furnished accommodations in Hamburg Winterhude
Cheap rents? Not likely in this neighborhood. Rents are in the upper price segment, but you get your money’s worth. Well-preserved Jugendstil buildings with decorated facades and green courtyards are not uncommon here. The former working-class neighborhood Jarrestadt (now very popular among young people) is an ensemble of red brick buildings.
For a unique and often exclusive shopping trip, head over to Gertigstraße, Winterhuder Marktplatz and Mühlenkamp. Here you will find boutiques, flower shops, furniture shops and delicatessens. You’ll find lovely fresh produce at the weekly organic market on Goldbekufer. There are many places to enjoy a coffee. We can especially recommend Café Stemheim on Schinkelplatz.
Leisure and culture
In the summer, it seems as if all of Hamburg comes to the gigantic Stadtpark (city park). People meet up to grill, jog, play, go canoeing and relax. You can go stargazing at the planetarium, enjoy live blues music in the cozy atmosphere of Landhaus Walter (in the middle of the park), or visit open-air concerts.
There is a lot of culture to enjoy in Winterhude. Charming, light comedies are the specialties of both Winterhuder Fährhaus and Alma Hoppes Lustspielhaus, Kampnagel culture center offers innovative events from theater to dance to music.
Take the bus, Gus…
Unfortunately, you cannot get from the heart of Winterhude to Hamburg’s downtown by train. Taking the bus, however, is just as simple.