Places 2 be Ottensen

In the west of Hamburg lies the hotspot district Ottensen between Elbe and Alster.

More than 32,000 inhabitants live on 2.9 square kilometers, which is also known as the “small Paris upon Elbe”.

Ottensen is characterized by its central location in the Hanseatic city and its diverse shops, cafes, bars and restaurants for all tastes. On the popular street the Ottenser Hauptstraße everybody finds his "Places 2 be"!

Mercado shopping mall

In the shopping mall “Mercado” you’ll find everything your heart desires. 150 meters from the STUART Student Apartments you can shop till you drop. The highlight of the shopping center is the huge weekly market. More than 30 stalls ensure a real market atmosphere!

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Altona balcony

If you live at the STUART Student Apartments, you will start loving the Altona balcony “Balkon”. Here you can not only enjoy the (few) sunny days in Hamburg, but also have a great view of the port of Hamburg.

Find here impressions from Altonaer Balkon.


Zeise cinemas

Movie fans will love the Zeise cinemas. Since 1993, a challenging, yet entertaining program has been shown here. In addition, the cinema scores with its unique atmosphere. Built in 1869, the former ship's screw-shipyard makes the visit of the cinema an outstanding experience.

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Hamburg's beach, the "Elbstrand" is, in the summer, a real "place 2 be". Which other German city has a real sandy beach right in front of everyone’s doorstep?

One of the most beautiful places is the „Strandperle“.


Theater diversity

Hardly any district has as many theaters as Ottensen. The Altona Theater, Junges Theater, Hoftheater, monsun Theater and the Thalia Theater offer the right program for every taste.

All theaters in hamburg are listed here.