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The Haspa Marathon Hamburg Course

The course offers a unique sightseeing tour through the city with all the highlights of the Elbe metropolis. Hamburg is fast (course record: 2:04:47) and almost flat as a pancake, with little ramps smoothed out by an incomparable crowd enthusiasm.


The course highlights

  • Start on Karolinenstraße at Hamburg Messe.
  • On the Reeperbahn, Hamburg’s sinful mile, past the Dancing Towers, the first few kilometres are already a real highlight.
  • Elbchaussee – the boulevard along the Elbe allows curious glimpses of Hamburg’s harbour, the gateway to the world.
  • Along the fish market and the time-honoured St. Pauli Landungsbrücken, the Elbphilharmonie with the modern Hafencity and the traditional brick buildings of the Speicherstadt come into view.
  • After passing through the Wallring Tunnel, the tour continues via Ballindamm, Jungfernstieg and Neuer Jungfernstieg through the heart of the city.
  • Then, from the Kennedybrücke, you can enjoy one of Hamburg’s most beautiful views over the Binnenalster.
  • Along the feudal eastern shore of the “Outer Alster” (Außenalster), the route runs from Schwanenwik via Eduard-Rhein-Ufer – Schöne Aussicht and Fährhausstraße back to Herbert-Weichmann-Straße / Sierichstraße and on towards Stadtpark, Hamburg’s green lung.
  • Through the architecturally interesting City Nord, the runners reach the northernmost point of the route in Ohlsdorf.
  • Turning onto Maienweg, the remaining 12 kilometres – not unimportant psychologically – lead geographically only towards the finish.
  • After a rather short the turn onto the Alsterkrugchaussee, the course continues via Rathenaustraße, Bebelallee and Eppendorfer Landstraße towards Eppendorfer Baum.
  • After a detour to the west bank of the Alster, the last reserves are mobilised on Harvestehuder Weg.
    Back in the city centre, the route continues via Dammtor and Gorch-Fock-Wall past Planten un Blomen towards the finish.
    Turning onto Karolinenstraße and thus the home stretch – done!