how german architects live

how german architects live



Dec 2016

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Our two-story house with 180,00 m2 and a lange garden with 1.000,00 m2 combines a remodeled older part with wooden floor and the new modern part. I designed it as an architect und my husband who has workes as a chef at "The Waldorf NYC" had the idea to build it around the big professional kitchen. Because we like to cook together with friends. In our garden we have a small house with the sauna. We live in a quiet part in the west of Hamburg but also very close by car, bus or ferry into the city center. Our neighbors are very helpful and like to play music. In the summer time you can hear the piano over the road and we have a lot of barbecues (braai) and at one weekend a street party with all neighbors. You can reach the river Elbe in 10min by car (4,9km). The harbour in Wedel is 25min away by car. In a walking distance you can enjoy beautiful parks like the Volkspark with the dahlia garden, Lise-Meitner-Park and Jenischpark. By car you can drive to the city center in 18min (9,2 km). You also have the possibility to go by ferry boat into the city to the "Elbphilharmonie". Very close are the football and ice-hockey stadium and the horse racing track.
For general tourist information, please visit
When you arrive, you will find books about Hamburg.

Here is a short list over things we recommend to do in Hamburg.
• eat a good meal in a nice restaurant, maybe in one of the famous TV chefs Tim Mälzer, Steffen Henssler or one of the star restaurants
• climb the top of church MICHEL and hear the trumpeter weekdays at 10am and 9pm and sundays at noon 12 o’clock, this is an old tradition since more than 300 years
• see the river Elbe and the inner city sea Alster
• go shopping at the Mönckebergstraße and Jungfernstieg
• visit Travemünde and St. Peter Ording (to play on the beaches and do some water sports), Lübeck (to see the historic city center and taste some marzipan) and Schwerin (to visit the castle with 365 towers and see Giuseppe Verdi‘s monumental opera „Aida“ at the castle festival)

You also can visit our neighboring countries Denmark 2 hours by car, Netherlands 3 hours and Poland 4 hours also Scandinavia within reach by car and ferry into 5 hours. We also have five apartments into the city for an non-simultaneous exchange (for a points swap on non-simultaneous dates)


More about us

  1. We are a family with an 14 year old boy.

  2. Anke is an architect and Ulf an lithographer former chef.

  3. We love water, beaches, good food, architecture...

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Where is it?


Buzzy restaurants
Off Club Hamburg
Cool bars
Reh Bar
Cozy cafés
Retail therapy
Bit of culture
various museums and galleries
Walks in the park
Spot of exercise
holmes place
Day tripping
Lübeck or Travemünde

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