Strictly speaking, our Grindelhof building is an ensemble of three buildings, all constructed in the 1960s, grouped around a quiet inner courtyard. Each of the three buildings has four stories, for a total of 68 apartments. We have owned the Grindelhof since 1996, and we took great pleasure in refurnishing each and every one of the 68 apartments over time.
Due to the large number of apartments, the project naturally resulted in a variety of different furnishing styles, allowing us to meet a broad range of needs. Some tenants prefer a cool style, others are looking for cozy, and still others are happy to just find a simple, practical and sound place to stay. In our personal discussion, we will quickly find out what will meet your needs, then take you on a tour of your short-term home, depending on availability. Sometimes tenants find just the right apartment and then wait to move in as soon as it becomes available.
Some of our tenants are especially pleased that our buildings offer a total of three different restaurants: two Italian eateries and an American diner. Der Etrusker and the L'Espresso Bar are both popular among Hamburg residents, and when Australian conductor and opera director Simone Young was in town from 2005 to 2015 leading the Hamburg State Opera, she always looked forward to her favorite burger at Doris Diner. Of course, before we rent an apartment to you, we will discuss whether you prefer a quieter atmosphere or whether you enjoy hearing a little of the lively hustle and bustle of restaurants below.
Our furnished apartments
Our Grindelhof building offers 1- and 2-room apartments and penthouse apartments. 64 out of 68 apartments include a bathroom with a combined shower and tub for anyone who enjoys relaxing away the stress of the day or fighting off a cold with a nice hot bath. They also provide a kitchen equipped with everything you need to cook, and some apartments even offer a balcony. 4 apartments come with a shower.
We have furnished all of our apartments to help you truly feel at home and we would even be happy to live in any of them ourselves! One special feature of the Grindelhof building are its four charming penthouse apartments, each of which has a rooftop terrace and a beautiful view, for instance of Hamburg's iconic TV tower.
When we designed our 1-room apartments, we consciously worked to make sure you won't feel like you're staying in a secluded cabin, but instead that you are surrounded by everything you need for your convenience.to the apartments
When we designed our 2-room apartments, we tested everything out for you in advance. We made sure you can cook a meal comfortably with your guests, then enjoy it at the dining-room table. Try it yourself!to the apartments
When we designed our penthouse apartments, we loved the bright environments we ended up with. This is why we allowed ourselves to include the occasional piece of dark furniture.to the penthouses
Location and surrounding area
Grindelhof street is a one-way street with restricted traffic, filled with small shops and restaurants and a theater founded by Ida Ehre, the Hamburger Kammerspiele (intimate theater), and Abaton art cinema just around the corner. The charm of the area is its rustic, village-like atmosphere. It is a neighborhood where city residents spend time shopping and just enjoying life. The area isn't plagued by the noise common on a major tourist mile. You'll be living right in the middle of the city, but enjoying a quiet ambiance. The Outer Alster lake is just a quick walk or jog away. You can also be downtown in just a few minutes, either by bus, train, or bike; the closest StadtRAD bike-sharing station is located on Allende Platz, in front of the "Philosopher's Tower" university building.
86 meters – Café Leonar
160 meters – Abaton cinema
600 meters – Museum für Völkerkunde (museum of ethnology) with Saturday market
800 meters – Planten un Blomen
1500 meters – Bodo’s Bootssteg
In a global city like Hamburg, of course, there are countless events to enjoy. The best way to get an overview of these is to check out the official Hamburg City website.
Together with our friends, we, the three ladies of Springer Hausverwaltung, who all love our city, have created our very own list of not-to-miss Hamburg events. Here are the highlights:
Tennis at Rothenbaum Stadium: the Hamburg European Open
Germanys oldest Tennis tournament is held just around the corner from Grindelhof every year: the Hamburg European Open. Since 1924 at the same location. The atmosphere at this venue is worldclass – so are the (tennis-) stars, who serve here. If you're keen to engage in a little sport yourself, the Club at the Alster offers exactly that: Tennis, Hockey, Fitness and Swimming. Our No. 1 tip.
Up close with Hamburg citizens: the Isemarkt
The Isemarkt is THE best weekly market in Hamburg. The red trains of the city's elevated railway HVV run overhead. The tracks don't just add a touch of Paris to the scene; they also protect visitors from the odd rain shower. There is a variety of over 200 stands stretching for nearly one kilometer. The Isemarkt is Europe's largest open-air market. That's why it is our No. 2 tip.
Steady heads only: the Stadtpark stage
The Stadtpark stage and the concerts held there have been delighting music fans for over 40 years. Rather than hosting huge events, this outdoor stage has a more informal atmosphere. Off season, the Stadtpark is a great place for a delightful stroll or for a visit to Hamburg's newly renovated planetarium, which is incidentally one of the oldest in the world. See music stars and celestial stars – our No. 3 tip.