In the north of Wandsbek there are many small settlements, which are very pretty, semi-detached, everything is well-kept and clean. You can tell that the Wandsbeker are proud of their district.

Wandsbeker cottage
Typical Wandsbeker cottage, well maintained, with hedge and roses in front of the house.

Near the Bundeswehr Hospital you will find mostly higher buildings (skyscrapers), some Aldi and Lidl markets. The Bundeswehr Hospital is not accessible to private persons, it is military terrain.

Then walking south again you’ll see many small houses, nice and well maintained, continue over the Friedrich-Ebert-Damm. Past a large REWE market and then the past Betriebshof Wandsbek of the Hochbahn, where huge amounts of buses are parked.

Walk along the Wandse through a park and south to the Staatsarchiv, where the original documents on the town’s history and numerous files are kept.


Right next to it is the Jewish cemetery Wandsbek from 1637, closed in 1886, but it can not be entered and is a memorial. On it are nothing but ancient tombstones with Hebrew signs.

Jewish cemetery Wandsbek
Jewish cemetery Wandsbek
Jewish cemetery Wandsbek

Then walk through the shopping center Quarree, which is really huge, it stretches over several streets and has bridges between the buildings.

Shopping Center Quarree

Continue south to Wandsbeker Marktplatz, where you can find two lion sculptures. They were originally located at the main entrance of the palace complex of Heinrich Carl von Schimmelmann. They are under protection of monuments and are today on the marketplace.


Near the former castle there are many, beautiful, old houses with stucco. The castle itself doesn’t exist no longer, there is today the city administration of Wandsbek.

Nice, old stucco buildings

In Wandsbeker wood is a Memorial stone for Matthias Claudius, the most famous Wandsbeker inhabitant. He wrote many poems and directed the newspaper Wandsbeker Bote from 1771-1775.

Memorial stone for Matthias Claudius

Then past the Matthias-Claudius-Gymnasium and past the Roman Catholic parish of St. Joseph.

Church of St. Joseph
Church of St. Joseph

In the Böhmerstraße is the Heimatmuseum Wandsbek, in a building that was founded in 1870 by the daughters of the 1784 immigrated merchant Joseph Morewood from England as a retirement home.

Heimatmuseum Wandsbek (Morewood-Stift)

Then walk past Charlotte-Paulsen-Gymnasium, which was built in 1914.


Next to it you’ll find the Bovehaus, which was built in 1861 by Christian Bove, who returned from Argentina after 30 years as a successful merchant.


Then walk under the railway bridge and along the tracks. On the right side you’ll find quite nice settlements. On the edge of Wandsbek walk again north and on the other side along the tracks.

Then walk past Nestlé Chocolate Factory Hamburg, where you can smell the fantastic sweets.

Nestlé Chocolate Factory Hamburg

Walk north past Staples and Kentucky Fried Chicken. Continue through a few settlements and the commercial area, where there are a lot of car dealerships. Pass the UCI-Wandsbek and continue north through another commercial area, where in addition to numerous car dealerships there is also the flatrate brothel Geizhaus.