The district Ohlsdorf is known for Hamburg's largest cemetery being 400 hectares big. It is so big that it even offers a bus line connecting from one entry to the other. Though some people may think it morbide its green peaceful small roads are often used to take a deep breath by residents living nearby.To be precise, the cemetery covers most of Ohlsdorf's surface and the residential area is relatively small.
Ohlsdorf's streets are mostly aligned by huge trees and there are also some single- and two-family houses with gardens, so that overall, Ohlsdorf is a very green district. Its architecture ranges from big 1960 built simple apartment blocks, the typical red-brick buildings as well as fewer Wilhelminian style buildings, to terraced houses. The other thing Ohlsdorf is known for is the penitentiary called Santa Fu (Fu for Fuhlsbüttel as it is situated at the border to Fuhlsbüttel). Ohlsdorf is connected to the city center with two train lines and has one train stations. From Ohlsdorf there is also a direct connection to the international airport. To the city center it takes about 20 minutes commuting time by train. Directly located on the back side of the train station is a popular swimming bath.
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Photos f.l.t.r: Typical red brick apartment blocks (c) hh oldmann CC BY 3.0, Train station Ohsdorf (c) Staro1 CC BY SA 3.0, Traditional dark red brick multi apartment block at Auf dem Kamp (c) Ajepbah CC BY SA 3.0, Traditional dark red brick multi apartment block at Am Hasenberge (c) Ajepbah CC BY SA 3.0, Tombstones of soldiers fallen in the 1. World War (c) German Wikipedia Benutzer Staro1 CC BY SA 3.0, Office building of the Ohsldorf cemetary (c) Staro1 CC BY SA 3.0, KZ memorial (c) Holger Jandt (Gemeinfrei), AmSteinVomKornweg (c) Duschan1944-CC-BY-SA-3.0, Cafe Fritz next to the cemetery (c) hh oldmann CC BY 3.0