Lonely Planet review
The mother of Hamburg's beach bars should not be missed. From a kiosk window you've got a wide choice of beers on tap and you can snack away on the local hamburger, as it were, the frikadelle . But what really should put Strandperle at the top of your itinerary is the people watching. All ages and classes gather and mingle, especially at dusk as the sun sets west along the Elbe while huge freighters glide past and you wiggle your toes in the sand (while you stay warm under a blanket during many months of the year). From Altona station, get bus 112 west to Neumühlen/Övelgönne.