Central, elegant, and with lots of trees and water– Eppendorf is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Hamburg. Anyone looking for an apartment here should expect to dig a little deeper into their pockets. The district is known for its imposing Wilhelminian buildings that have apartments with stucco ceilings and inlaid parquet. You wouldn’t turn up your nose at the other choices though: chic villas right on the waterfront, terrace houses and ivy-covered brick homes. Much to the joy of students, Eppendorf does have some affordable housing in the former working-class quarters on Schrammsweg and Frickestraße.
Short profile Hamburg-Eppendorf
- many historical buildings
- good range of temporary furnished apartments
- elegant historical Wilhelminian buildings with high stucco ceilings and parquet floors
- urban flair paired with backyard oases, lots of trees and water
- predominantly upscale lifestyle, high earners
- Isebek canal, Alster and Mühlenteich
- boat rental stations
- Isemarkt – famous farmer’s market
- upscale stores, designer shops, delicatessens
- elegant restaurants
- Cafes and trendy bars
- Alma Hoppes Lustspielhaus
- Holthusenbad – swimming pool with beautiful Art Nouveau architecture
- University Clinic Eppendorf (UKE)
See you around
The Eppendorfer Landstraße begins at Eppendorfer Marktplatz, and this is the street with many cafes, restaurants, luxury shops and boutiques. When you walk along the streets of this neighborhood, you’ll see many well-heeled young families with strollers, distinguished long-time residents of Eppendorf, and successful professional singles and couples. There is the sense that "to see and be seen" is important, but in a charming way.
The Isemarkt, for many the most beautiful and best farmer’s market in Hamburg, is famous throughout Germany. People from all over Hamburg come here every Tuesday and Friday to enjoy a chat and buy beautiful produce or specialties. The market is set up underneath the elevated rail, so salespeople and customers alike are protected from the rain. In the evenings, the district remains rather quiet and cozy.
Canoeing and picnicking
Green and blue oases everywhere. You can go canoeing on the Isebek canal, the Alster lake and the Mühlenteich (this former mill pond also serves as the winter quarter for the swans which summer on the Alster lake). Taking a canoe or kayak along the Alster or Isebek canal gives you a chance to admire the beautiful backyard gardens of the homes along the banks. A number of small parks, Haynpark, Kellinghusenpark and Eppendorfer Park, offer recreational areas throughout the neighborhood.
Culture in Eppendorf
The Eppendorfer Landstraße Festival is one of the best neighborhood parties in Hamburg. For many years now, the first weekend in June is earmarked for celebrating, eating, and drinking in the shade of the Art Nouveau houses. In addition there is live music, fun for children and a flea market. If you enjoy political-satirical cabaret), check out Alma Hoppes Lustspielhaus.