5 cool things to do in Hamburg Harburg



Hamburg is a great city and has many sights. The numerous water and green spaces characterize the city’s lifestyle and are the people’s oases of relaxation. Harburg also offers many of these gems for culture, relaxation or outdoor activities. Here are our TOP 5 so that you can really get to know your new neighborhood right away. Everything can be easily explored by bike, public transport or on foot.

Harburg, the cultural center on the south side of the Elbe, is ripe for variety and, in addition to museums and the harbour, the historic Lämmertwiete and the city park with its large water park await your visit.

Here are our highlights:

Top 5 – History you can touch

Anyone who would like to find out more about their new adopted country can go on a 200,000-year journey into northern Germany’s past. The Archaeological Museum Hamburg (formerly Helms Museum) offers exciting exhibitions and fascinating objects on the subject of archaeology. In addition to the interesting exhibitions, the museum also has an extensive digital range. Web stories, digital events and podcasts are just a small part of it.

Certainly interesting not only for archeology students. Here you can find out more:

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Archaeological Museum

Museumsplatz 2
21073 Hamburg

Top 4 – Harburg City Park: pure local recreation!

Just under a kilometer south of the Harburg Rathaus S-Bahn station you will reach the Harburg part of the city, which stretches along the west bank of the idyllic Außenmühleteich. The park was laid out in the style of the 1920s and consists of the old city park, the school garden, the outdoor mill complex and the Langenbeker meadows to the south. The approx. 90 hectare area is therefore very varied and includes a 16 km long network of paths and a 3 km long circular route.

There has been a bathing establishment on the eastern shore of the Außenmühleteich since the end of the 19th century. At that time it was divided into a men’s pool, a women’s pool and an outdoor pool. The latter was so named because entry was free.

Today the modern leisure pool MidSommerland is located there. It is designed in a Scandinavian style and, in addition to the indoor and year-round outdoor pool, also offers a large sauna area and elaborate scenery, such as a 32m long artificial stream.

Right next door is the Bootshaus restaurant with a large selection of cakes and small dishes. Here you can also rent a pedal boat or rowing boat and explore the outdoor mill pond from the lake side.

You can easily reach the fun pool and the boathouse in a good 25 minutes from your Kubus Living location. From the Heimfeld S-Bahn station, simply take the bus or train to the station. Harburg and from there you can take bus line 146 to the Freizeitbad MidSommerland stop in just a few minutes.

MidSommerland leisure pool
Gotthelfweg 2
21077 Hamburg

Restaurant Bootshaus (boat rental)
Gotthelfweg 2a
21077 Hamburg

Bathing fun for students and professionals

Top 3 – Electrifying Museum

And there was light! Electricity and electric light are completely normal for us today. But that wasn’t always the case, actually only for 130 years. The electrum is Hamburg’s museum of electricity and technology. Around a thousand technical devices from all eras are exhibited on an area of 500 m2. You don’t have to be a techie to explore some interesting and curious electrical gadgets here. In addition to great-grandma’s radio, a black-and-white TV stand and a flap toaster, there are many other exhibits to discover. Or have you ever seen a floating frying pan?

The entrance fee is also very reasonable. So you have no reason to stay home. And the next highlight is also just around the corner.

Electrum Museum
Harburger Schloßstrasse 1
21079 Hamburg

Exhibition of old radios in the electrum – the Museum of Electricity eV

Top 2 – Home port: Living nostalgia

Ahoy, you landrats! Now don’t be so shy. Come on over and it’s time to cast off in Harburg’s inland port. There’s a lot to discover here. We have selected two starting points below:

The Museumshafen Harburg eV is a registered association that keeps many historic ships, harbor cranes and wagons functional and offers them a home.

You can experience the nostalgic flair of the harbor up close on walks, excursions and guided tours. In addition, events are organized regularly. From the inland port festival to open-air cinema evenings to the floating St. Nicholas market, everything is there.

The best thing to do is to visit the fish hall right away. It is the cultural center in Harburg’s inland port. At the weekend there is fresh cake and on Sundays you can have a hearty breakfast here. Live music and other events complete the extensive program. The Harburg inland port is always worth a visit.

museum port

Café Fischhalle Harburg
Kanalplatz 16
21079 Hamburg

Top 1 – Harburg scene place: Quaint alley since 1650

“Lämmertwiete” is the amusing name of the cozy cobbled street. It was laid out in 1650, is less than 100 meters long, but is undoubtedly the prettiest street in Harburg. Numerous visitors let the charm of the last, almost completely preserved half-timbered houses in Harburg work their magic on them every day.

Matching the name, you will find the figures of a sheep and two lambs that were given to Harburg in 1988 for its 700th anniversary.

It is particularly comfortable to sit in one of the numerous restaurants. This is where the people of Harburg meet to eat or to ring in the night with beer and cocktails. On a mild summer night, the Lämmertwiete is filled with numerous guests and night owls. People drink, laugh and chat – sometimes until the early hours of the morning.


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