Altona Volkspark

Altona Volkspark is a 205 hectares (507 acres) large urban park in the Hamburg district of Bahrenfeld, in the borough of Altona. Ahead of Hamburg Stadtpark, it is the largest park in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Germany. Altona Volkspark is located some 3 km off the inner city. Largest parks in the city-center are Planten un Blomen and Alsterpark.

Altona Volkspark
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Inside Altona Volkspark
TypePublic park
LocationAugust-Kirch-Straße
22525 Hamburg
Coordinates53°34′49″N 9°54′13″E / 53.58028°N 9.903611°E / 53.58028; 9.903611Coordinates: 53°34′49″N 9°54′13″E / 53.58028°N 9.903611°E / 53.58028; 9.903611
Area205 ha (2.05 km2)
Opened1914 (1914)
Managed byBSU
OpenAll year
Public transit accessHamburg S3.svgHamburg S21.svg Stellingen

Notably, Hamburger SV home ground Volksparkstadion, Barclaycard Arena and Volksbank Arena are located within the park's fringes.

OverviewEdit

 
A pathway in Altona Volkspark

Altona Volkspark was developed in four phases. Designed and built by then Garden director Ferdinand Tutenberg (1874–1956), the first section was developed between 1914 and 1915. Subsequent parts of the park were opened in 1918, 1920 and 1928.[1] Altona Volkspark was conceptualized as a people's park with areas for play, sport, recreation and education, instead of artistic representation or architectural principles. It is therefore characterized by a lot of untouched nature, rather than formal park design.

The park also contains the Bahrenfeld harness racetrack (Trabrennbahn) and the Altona Dahlia Garden.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The People's park". 100-jahre-hamburger-stadt-und-volkspark.de. Archived from the original on 2014-10-14. Retrieved 10 October 2014.

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