Altona is a walkable, business-friendly neighborhood known for being economical and having ample choices for restaurants, bars, and wine. You can experience some local theater, or enjoy the natural beauty of the parks. Altona's hotels make a great home base for venturing out into the greater Hamburg area.
Sightseeing around Altona
The museums and theaters add a sense of refinement, while the monuments and other landmarks offer local lore. Browse the collections at Altona Museum, Harbour Museum Oevelgoenne, or U-Boat U-434 Museum. You can buy tickets to live performances at Allee Theater, Altonaer Theater, and Theatre Neue Flora. Monuments like Altonaer Rathaus, Fish Market, and Bismarck Monument honor the area. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Beatles Platz, Hans-Albers-Platz, and Hamburg TV Tower. Bring the family to Hamburger Dom, Hagenbeck Zoo, and Hamburg Dungeon.
You can get some shopping done while you're here, or take part in any number of other activities. Donners Park, Schanzenpark, or Heiligengeistfeld are ideal spots to enjoy the outdoors. Looking for a little retail therapy? Consider a shopping trip to Grosse Freiheit, Rindermarkthalle, and Hanse Viertel. Holsten Brewery, Millerntor Stadium, and Trabrennbahn Hamburg Bahrenfeld are other spots for some local fun.
Don't miss some of the area's most popular attractions, such as St. Michaelis Church, Imtech Arena, and Moenckebergstrasse. You can also check out UCI Kinowelt Othmarschen Park, Delphi Show Palast, and Elbstrand.
Getting around Altona
If you want to get around the city, Altona S-Bahn is the closest metro stop. Others nearby include Diebsteich S-Bahn and Holstenstrasse S-Bahn. If you want to head out of town, you can hop aboard a train at Hamburg Altona Station. Learn about your options for water transportation at the marina.
Hamburg (HAM) is the closest major airport, 6 miles (9.6 km) from Altona. Luebeck (LBC) is the next closest airport, 35.9 miles (57.7 km) away.