#6 - Hasselbrack

Mountain #6 - Hasselbrack

Hamburg - Highlights

  • Speicherstadt: This historic warehouse district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and impresses with its brick architecture. Here you will also find Miniatur Wunderland, the largest model railway in the world.
  • The Elbphilharmonie: An architectural masterpiece at the port of Hamburg. It houses a concert hall, restaurants, a hotel and offers a breathtaking view of the city.
  • The Port of Hamburg: One of the largest seaports in Europe, the Port of Hamburg offers a lively atmosphere. Take a harbour tour or visit the Landungsbrücken to experience the maritime flair.
  • The Reeperbahn: Hamburg's famous amusement mile in the St. Pauli district. Here you will find numerous bars, clubs, theatres and the famous red light district.
  • The Hamburg Fish Market: A traditional Sunday morning market selling fresh fish, fruit, vegetables and souvenirs. It is a lively place with music and a special atmosphere.
  • The Landungsbrücken: This is where the ferries dock and offers a great view of the harbour. From here you can also take a boat tour through the city's canals.
  • The Hamburger Kunsthalle: A renowned art collection with works by artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso and many others. The Kunsthalle presents paintings, sculptures, graphics and photographs.

Mountain #6 - Hasselbrack, Hamburg

Hamburg, officially known as the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, is the second most populous city in Germany, coming after Berlin. It is also the eighth largest city overall and the largest non-capital city within the European Union. Its population exceeds 1.85 million people. The urban area of Hamburg is home to approximately 2.5 million inhabitants and is part of the larger Hamburg Metropolitan Region, which has a total population of over 5.1 million people. Situated at the southern tip of the Jutland Peninsula, Hamburg is located on the Elbe River, which branches out into a 110 km estuary leading to the North Sea. It is positioned at the mouth of the Alster and Bille rivers. Hamburg is one of Germany's three city-states, alongside Berlin and Bremen, and is bordered by Schleswig-Holstein to the north and Lower Saxony to the south. The Port of Hamburg is the largest in Germany and the third largest in Europe, following Rotterdam and Antwerp. The local dialect spoken in Hamburg is a variation of Low Saxon.

At 116.2 metres, the Hasselbrack is the highest mountain in Hamburg.

A late start in Bad Segeberg,  I had to return the key for the showers and they did not open the office until 8am. I had to look for a cycle shop in Hamburg anyway and they tend to be open only after 10am, so everything on schedule. The ball bearings in the hub in the back wheel were not running smooth anymore and I decided to replace the wheel and leave the old rim (25000km) behind, but take the hub with me home for a service, it is an ancient XTR hub. Along Aussenalster to the city center and St Pauli Landungsbrücken and south through the tunnel below the harbour, never done that with the big elevator. Hasselbrock was a 2.2Km walk one way and only forrest up there, no view. Continued to a camp site in Sauensiek where they brew the world famous Sauensieker Landbier.