On the tour of Uhlenhorst, the street names are often named after the people that shaped the quarter. Until the end of the 18th century, the area consisted of a marshy meadow landscape, and local farmers regularly fought battles over pasture rights with the neighbouring farmers. The tranquil canals and the romantic pond Feenteich would not exist without the courageous commitment of three Hamburg merchants in the 19th century. Within a relatively short time, they transformed the marshy pastureland into a sought-after city district with a beautiful view of the Alster.
Uhlenhorst tour: A journey through the centuries
Join me on a journey through time in the footsteps of August Abendroth, Carl Heine and Adolph Jencquel. Our tour of Uhlenhorst back in the 19th century up to the present 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.
Hamburg's orphanage was located just a stone's throw away. Two Hamburg merchants campaigned for the construction and preservation of the former orphanage.
On a tour through the cultural life of Uhlenhorst
During our guided tour of Uhlenhorst, I will show you the place where Hamburg's society met for decades. The building no longer exists, but the trees in the park still date from its time.
We pass by Germany's largest private drama theatre and take a look at the University of Fine Arts located here. The building is a masterpiece of 20th century Hamburg architecture.
Our tour of Uhlenhorst ends in front of beautiful St. Gertrud's Church. It was built in the neo-Gothic style, and its slender steeple is a landmark in Uhlenhorst and Hohenfelde visible from all over the quarter.