From Barmbek Station, where a round bunker from World War II is, I went behind Globetrotter and the Museum of Labor over to the Osterbekkanal.

Round bunker from World War II
Globetrotter
Museum of Labor
brick building

On the courtyard of the museum stands the T.R.U.D.E., the boring head of the Elbtunnel drill, which drilled the 4th Elbtunnel tube. It has an impressive 14.2 meters in diameter, weighs 380 tons and was in use from October 1997 to March 2000.

Tunnel boring machine T.R.U.D.E.
Tunnel boring machine T.R.U.D.E.
Tunnel boring machine T.R.U.D.E.
Tunnel boring machine T.R.U.D.E.

I continued to walk along the canal and then looked at the residential areas south of the tracks. As everywhere in Barmbek-Nord, everything is built in red brick, in parts really pretty and in a variety of reds and patterns, so that no uniformity arises.

Apartments in Barmbek-Nord
Apartments in Barmbek-Nord
Apartments in Barmbek-Nord
Apartments in Barmbek-Nord
Wohnungen in Barmbek-Nord
Apartments in Barmbek-Nord
Apartments in Barmbek-Nord
Apartments in Barmbek-Nord
Apartments in Barmbek-Nord
Apartments in Barmbek-Nord

Then I went under the tracks and through the Drosselgasse, where heavy constructions are in progress right in front of the station. The entire area is to be rebuilt and should upgrade Barmbek-North. In addition to a huge shopping center and commercial buildings there are also condominiums.

Construction site

I went south, passed under the tracks, and moved along by CrossFit HH, where a group of muscle-bound men came back from a running race and turned on the studios property. I guess that was the warm-up.

Graffiti

Then I went through the residential areas east of the Bramfelder Straße and through a small garden club behind the former Margarine Factory Voss, where now Techniker Krankenkasse sits.

Former margarine factory Voss
Former margarine factory Voss
Former margarine factory Voss
Former margarine factory Voss

Down the Bramfelder Straße, north to Hellbrookstraße and back south to the Drosselstraße. I continued through the residential areas and under the tracks in the north, past Jim Block Barmbek. There are a lot of shops on Fuhlsbüttler Straße.

Underground station Habichtstraße
Commercial building
Barmbeker-Ring-Brücke
Crossing
School with pretty doors
School with pretty doors

Continue east, then north to a large park. Every now and then to the south and north and past the Bürgerhaus Barmbek, where the columns and railings of a building are completely covered with knitted patterns.

Bürgerhaus Barmbek
Columns and railings decorated with knitted patterns.

At the Barmbeker-Ring-Brücke, where several streets intersect, I walked west, then passed the district school Barmbek to the north.

South of the Asklepios Kliniken and west of the Wasserturm Palais is a really nice residential area, extremely quiet with classical, listed buildings. But if you want to live there, you have to dig deep into your pocket (5 rooms, 2 bathrooms, 160m² for about 2,500 € per month).

Wasserturm Palais
Wasserturm Palais
Wasserturm Palais
Wasserturm Palais
residential area
residential area
residential area
residential area

West of the clinic is the S-Bahn station Rübenkamp, where I finished my tour.

Asklepios Kliniken
S-Bahn station Rübenkamp
Barmbek-Nord