This place is in a wonderful spot, just minutes away from the Elbe banks with its green parks and extensive walkways. Residents who live here belong to the most wealthiest in Hamburg and the area is so popular because it combines beautiful housings, green streets, the near river, the big Jenisch Park and the easy and quickly to reach city center of Hamburg.
Othmarschen was just like so many other present suburbs of Hamburg a farmers' village. An ancient heritage from that time is the Röperhof, a reed-covered old farm-house located in Othmarschen's center. The villas alongside the Elbchaussee are the most beautiful in Hamburg. In Othmarschen residents live in splendid isolation, which does not mean insensibility, but more offish and in a sympathetic way: let people live the way they want and give them the peace and freedom necessary. The area is quiet and family-friendly.
Photos f.l.t.r: The walkway wit the vessels captains town houses (c) G. Sawatzky CC BY SA 3.0, The Strandperle beach pearl at sundown in Övelgönne (c) DerHexer Wikimedia Commons CC BY SA 4.0, The port at devils bridge at low tide (c) flamenc CC BY SA 3.0, The Övelgönne beach (c) DerHexer Wikimedia Commons CC BY SA 3.0, Marxenweg 15 (c) Hinnerk11 CC BY SA 3.0, Parkstrasse 34 (c) Hinnerk11 CC BY SA 3.0
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Övelgönne is the former residential area of the vessels' captains and chief engineers. There is a walkway allowing peeking into their homes which are cozy, small townhouses. The beach on the other side of the walkway invites for sunbathing, building sand castles and having a good wine whilst admiring the sun going down over the harbor cranes. The famous café “Strandperle” is located on this beach and one can take a long walk along the river bank to the Fischmarkt, passing the so-called Elbperlen (Elbe-Pearls), newbuildings built within the last 10 years with a phantastic view to the harbor industry on the other side of the Elbe. They are home of a couple of excellent restaurants. Further down, you are marching down the very active fish market center with a couple of lively restaurants and an excellent gourmet supermarket, before finally ending up at the Fischmarkt with the stylish furniture house “Stilwerk” and lots of bars.
Photos f.l.t.r: One of top gourmet restaurants in town Landhaus Scherrer (c) TH.Korr CC BY 3.0, Hamburgs beach one can even swim in the Elbe nowadays (c) G. Sawatzky CC BY 3.0, Glazier erratic Alter Schwede Found in the elberiver (c) W. Meinhardt CC BY SA 3.0, Bernd Sterzl PIXELIO, Beach at Elbe river at Övelgönne (c) Lorenz Techner CC BY SA 2.0, Holztwiete 9 (c) Hinnerk11 CC BY SA 3.0