In between Altona and St. Pauli is the old cemetery “Friedhof Norderreihe” which is called “Wohlers Park” today. The name comes from the nearby road “Wohlers Allee” which already hints at the alleys of trees that can be found in that lush green park as well.
The cemetery was used till the late ’70s. I love it there as it has very quiet private corners due to its many trees. It’s not just the trees that provide shade during the summer and make great linden alleys to walk and jog that are beautifully old: the tombs of some old famous Hamburg celebrities like Conrad Daniel Graf von Blücher, a former governor of Denmark (Altona used to be Danish) can be found here.
Nowadays people of all ages come here for meditation, sports and dances. And of course you can check out the old grave stones which can give the park a spark of mystery during the wet grey Hamburg days. The perfect spot to stroll around when you transfer from Altona to St. Pauli or Schanze on foot.