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Oldtimer Gas Station – Experiencing good old times

A gas station without gas? In Rothenburgsort it’s a meeting point for owners of historic cars and for people who like the Fifties and Sixties, for photo shoots and a good coffee. The sign with the blue and white neon words “motor vehicle inspection” is reminiscent of Las Vegas and reminds me of Dennis Hopper. Today this gas station looks almost exactly as it did in 1953. Thanks to two idealists who brought the object to life again in 2010 after its closure as a gas station in 1983.

The area at Billhorner Röhrendamm in Hamburg-Rothenburgsort does not necessarily apply as a tourist area, but it shows the very important part of Hamburg as a heavy seaport. This is the area in the vicinity of the wholesale market and the harbour, directly at the Elbe bridges, usually a starting point for trucks and tradesmen. Which are you? Alternatively the new Elbe cycle path leads you directly to this site! 

The operators thought with an entrepreneurial sense right from the start. An official GTÜ-Inspection location in the middle hall. A wash bay at the end of the building complex, also available for various other usages. Especially attractive for visitors of all kinds is the refreshment room; whoever enters journeys through time. Everything is authentic with a brown anchor cash register, kidney shaped tables, antique dishes, and even the towels in the toilet are genuine ’50s. Drinks and food prices are extremely fair.

On weekends, you can marvel at the oldtimer showoffs!

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Billhorner Röhrendamm 4, Hamburg

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Opening Times

Mon - Fri 04:00 - 18:00, Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00


Rundstück warm: € 3.80


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)