From the main station I went south to the Deichtorplatz, past the Deichtorhallen to the Oberhafen and then to the southeast. Directly at the Oberhafen is the Fruchthof, here begins the district Hammerbrook.

Hauptbahnhof
Construction site
View to the Michel
Deichtorhallen
Deichtorhallen
Deichtorhallen
Deichtorhallen
Spiegel building
Oberhafen
Fruchhof Hamburg
Fruchhof Hamburg
Fruchhof Hamburg
Fruchhof Hamburg
Brücke am Oberhafen
Oberhafen
Oberhafen

I walked along the water and looked at the floodgate between Oberhafen and Schleusenkanal. Unfortunately I could see it only from a distance, because some smartass came up with the great idea to transform the information sign and the best place for a photo into a fenced-in commercial area. I followed the water for a while, until I realized that the huge trading area where only fruit was traded and blocked my way to Hammerbrook, extended to Bille. So I had to turn around and wander it from the other side.

Schleusenkanal
Schleusenkanal
Schleusenkanal
Brückenschmuck am Schleusenkanal
Schleusenkanal
Commercial property at Oberhafen
Hammerbrook has predominantly commercial and industrial sites: a large fruit trade at the Oberhafen, only very few apartments, but old factory buildings and large warehouses.

I went down the Amsinckstraße, where on one side only huge glass buildings and on the other side the fruit trade was located. On the Süderstraße I went into the huge industrial area, and followed the road Grüner Deich to the flood basin followed. In Hammerbrook many major insurance companies, banks, car dealerships or trading companies have their headquarters.

The city is crossed by several train tracks, both the S-Bahn from the main station to the south, as well as the tracks of the Deutsche Bahn. The tracks run at height on bridges over the city.

Train tracks above Hammerbrook
Commercial properties in Hammerbrook
Commercial properties in Hammerbrook
Commercial properties in Hammerbrook

There are hardly any houses in Hammerbrook, just over 2,000 people live in the large district, most of the houses are in very poor condition and offer little desirable living space.

Commercial properties in Hammerbrook
Residential properties in Hammerbrook

From the bridges over the Hochwasserbassin you have a fantastic view of the Berliner Bogen. Further to the east of Hammerbrook are companies like Stadtreinigung and SVG-Hamburg Straßenverkehrsgenossenschaft. There is also an event location, which is located in an old warehouse and can be booked for fashion shoots or the like. If you want to register your car or need a license plate, you will also have to drive to this part of Hammerbrook. Around the registration office all sorts of car dealerships, TÜV Hanse, shops for signs or rapid approvals have settled.

Warehouses and event location
Graffiti
View of the Berliner Bogen
View of the Berliner Bogen
Canals in Hammerbrook
Canals in Hammerbrook
Canals in Hammerbrook
Canals in Hammerbrook
Canals in Hammerbrook
Hamburger Stadtreinigung
Numerous car dealerships and registration offices

I went to the northeastern part of Hammerbrook via the south channel. Here is the Berufliche Schule Recycling- und Umwelttechnik, which sits in parts in a beautiful old brick building with ornate decorations. At the entrance of the school is a huge robot made of pieces of scrap metal.

Berufliche Schule Recycling- und Umwelttechnik
Berufliche Schule Recycling- und Umwelttechnik
Berufliche Schule Recycling- und Umwelttechnik

I walked the Wendenstraße westwards, on one side of which Hammerbrook lies and on the other side Borgfelde. This road I have already partially gone on my tour of Borgfelde along.

On the bank of the Victoriakais (to be seen well from the Wendenbrücke) several floating houses (Floating Homes) are anchored. Here you can visit the different models before buying such a house.

Floating houses at the Victoriakai
Floating houses at the Victoriakai
Kai 10
Kai 10
Canals in Hammerbrook

Over the Heidenkampsweg, which one drives along, if one wants to leave Hamburg over the landing bridges or wants to enter I went further west, past the rapid-transit railway station Hammerbrook and then over the middle channel to the north. A modern office building joins the other one here.

Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
Office building in Hammerbrook
A variety of insurance companies have their headquarters in Hammerbrook.
Construction site in Hammerbrook

I walked down the Nagelsweg to the middle channel, where Circus Roncalli had set up camp in a huge square. On the banks of the central canal was Kai 10, a floating event location for meetings and celebrations at anchor, a big party was in progress.

Circus Roncalli
Kai 10

I went up the Högerdamm, on the left side countless sidings of the main station and a design hotel, on the right side of some of the few, very beautiful, old houses that have survived the bombing. The proximity to the train station unfortunately reduces the condition of the houses, which are not well maintained. I walked under the Nordkanalbrücke along Repsoldstraße and Rosenallee, where there are more old, beautiful houses.

Older houses in Hammerbrook
A few houses have survived the bombing of Hammerbrook.
Design Hotel
Older houses in Hammerbrook
Car bridge
Car bridge

From there through Spaldingstraße and Nordkanalstraße to the east. Again, one office building after another, some hotels that benefit from their proximity to the station. In addition, a large skateboard system with hall and numerous ramps in the Spaldingstraße.

Older buildings in Hammerbrook
Older buildings in Hammerbrook
Older buildings in Hammerbrook
City mission Hamburg
Older buildings in Hammerbrook
Older buildings in Hammerbrook
pedestrian tunnel
Car bridge
Commercial building in Hammerbrook

My tour ended on the Ankelmannsplatz, directly at the S and U Bahn station Berliner Tor, where also the modern glass building Berliner Bogen stands, which with 14,000 square meters glass area largest glass building in Europe.

Berliner Bogen
The glass building Berliner Bogen, with 14,000 square meters of glass, the largest glass building in Europe.
Berliner Bogen
Berliner Bogen
Hammerbrook