Hohenfelde is a small district, which is why I just needed an hour and a half to walk it completely. From the subway station Lübecker Straße I went first down the Steinhauerdamm, over the tracks and then along the Bürgerweide to Sankt-Ansgar-Schule.
From there I walked across the grounds of the Marien-Krankenhaus. There are also some old people’s homes here and I met an elderly, confused woman who asked me for a place, but then did not know which place and where she wanted to go.
Through the Angerstraße and then north to Lübecker Straße past the round shaped office building Hamburger Welle. I turned into the Wandsbeker Stieg, passed the REWE supermarket and then went again and again north and south through Hohenfelde. The district was destroyed during Operation Gomorrah in 1943 up to 70 percent, which is why the majority of the houses are build in the clinker brick building of the post-war period, but there also a few newer buildings in between. Especially beautiful are the houses that have survived the bombing. The closer you get to Uhlenhorst, the more of it is preserved.
I went further west, past the Alster swimming pool and then north towards Alster. In the Buchstraße I could see a completely gutted house in which only the beautiful, old facade is preserved.
Directly at the Alster on the Alsterwiese Schwanenwik it was packed, the entire meadow was filled with countless people, partly grilling or picnic holding. Directly at the shore is the bronze sculpture Drei Mann im Boot by Edwin Scharff. A little further afield, one of the Vier Männer auf Bojen by Stephan Balkenhol.
I went under the Schwanenwikbrücke, along the banks of the Wandse to the east, through Papenhuder Str., Graumannsweg and Schottweg. Then through Ifflandstraße to Kuhmühle. At the subway station Uhlandstraße ended my tour.