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Directions from the train station (travel time: ca. 15 min):
Please take urban railway (“S-Bahn”) train S21 or S31, or the subway train (“U-Bahn”) U3, to the stop at Sternschanze. There you need to switch to the Number 15 Bus heading to Alsterchaussee and get out at Bundesstraße. From there it’s only 200 m by foot.<strong> Alternative route</strong>: Take S-Bahn S21 or S31 to the stop at Dammtor, then switch to the Number 5 Bus heading to Burgwedel/Nedderfeld, or to the Number 4 Bus heading to<strong> </strong>Wildacker. Stay on the bus for two stops, then get off at Grindelhof. Once on foot, turn left onto Rentzelstraße, then turn right onto Bundesstraße. Total of ca. 600 m by foot.
From the airport (travel time: ca. 30 min):
Take urban railway (“S-Bahn”) train S1 to the stop at Ohlsdorf. From there take the subway train (“U-Bahn”) U1 heading to Farmsen and get out at Kellinghusenstraße. Here you’ll switch to the U3 heading to the Hauptbahnhof and get out at Schlump. From there it’s only a 5-minute walk.
By car from the A7 (Elbtunnel):
Take the exit marked “Bahrenfeld.” Turn onto Bahrenfelder Chaussee, heading for the city. Continue straight ahead on the Stresemannstraße/B4 (2.5 km total). Turn left at the Holstenstraße S-Bahn rail station onto Alsenstraße, which becomes Doormannsweg and later Schulweg. After ca. 250 m turn right onto Osterstraße, which becomes Bundesstraße after ca. 700 m.
By car from the A1 (Elbbrücken):
On the autobahn A1 look for the signs to the city center (“Centrum”), then turn onto the B4/Veddeler Brückenstraße. Turn left onto B4/Amsinckstraße, drive past the train tracks (Hauptbahnhof) and continue on straight ahead to B4/Willy-Brandt-Straße (which turns into Ludwig-Erhard-Straße and later Budapester Straße) until you reach Neuer Pferdemarkt (a total of ca. 3.3 km). Keep to the right to continue onto Schanzenstraße. After 900 m turn right onto Kleiner Schäferkamp. Continue straight ahead (the street name changes to Beim Schlump) and take the second right onto Bundesstraße.