2 years and 2 months after moving to Hamburg, we are finally moving to the “hip” side of the Alster lake, the West side. And no less than Altona-Ottensen, not too shabby!
Altona was formerly Danish territory and still bears its unique architectural signature. As I like to put it, it is like a village in the middle of Hamburg. All the shops and stores one might need are within reach, not to mention countless of small cafes and independent restaurants. This sounds like an area I will be very happy to live in! And my friends live nearby, what more could I ask for?
The new apartment, fourth floor of a 1900s building, has a fantastic view over the Altona Central Station. It means nothing in sight but the roofs of the city and the rails coming out of the station. A lovely steam-punk flair to the whole view!
Seems like December will be an exciting month, but for now, it’s all about filling out papers, dismantling furniture and loading boxes. Better keep going!