On the district tour through Uhlenhorst, the street names already tell of the district's origins. Until the end of the 18th century, the area consisted of a marshy meadow landscape, and the local farmers regularly fought battles over grazing rights with the neighbouring Barmbekers. The tranquil canals and the romantic Feenteich would not exist without the courageous efforts of three Hamburg merchants in the 19th century. Within a short time, the marshy pastureland was transformed into a sought-after city district with a beautiful view of the Alster.

Uhlenhorst district tours: A journey through the centuries

Join me on a journey through time in the footsteps of August Abendroth, Carl Heine and Adolph Jencquel. Our district tour of Uhlenhorst then and now takes us along the Außenalster to one of the most beautiful panoramic views of Hamburg. Did you know that the Uhlenhorst was the site of Germany's first international tennis tournament in the 19th century? A Hamburg merchant has left his mark on the seasonal matches to this day.

For a long time, Hamburg's orphanage was located just a stone's throw away. The merchants Johann Peter Averhoff and Jürgen Schrötteringk campaigned for the construction and preservation of the former orphanage.

On a district tour through the cultural life of Uhlenhorst

During our guided tour of the district, I will tell you the story of the Uhlenhorst Ferry Building and show you the place where Hamburg society met for decades. The Ferry Building no longer stands, but the linden trees in the park still date from its time.

We pass by Germany's largest private drama theatre and take a look at the Hochschule für bildende Künste at Lerchenfeld. The building is one of the most striking school buildings that Fritz Schumacher left to the city of Hamburg.

Our district tour of Uhlenhorst ends at the idyllic Kuhmühlenteich pond in front of St. Gertrud's Church. It was built in the neo-Gothic style, and its slender steeple is a landmark in Uhlenhorst and Hohenfelde that can be seen from afar. I will also tell you why St. Gertrud has been in a very special geographical location in Hamburg for more than 125 years.

Public tours take place with a minimum of 6 participants.

Duration: 2 hours
Meeting place:    Pier 1870, Mundsburg Bridge (bus line 6)
Date: on request
Start: 10 am
barrier-free: YES

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