Grindel and surrounding area

Das Kleine Grindel is situated in the Grindel area of Rotherbaum, which used to be the Jewish quarter of Hamburg. That makes the hotel an ideal starting point for exploring Hamburg.

Today, Grindel is a bustling cultural hub, with the Café Leonar, the Jüdischer Salon am Grindel e.V., which hosts many interesting readings and events, the Talmud-Tora School, the Hamburger Kammerspiele theatre and the arthouse cinema Abaton. Rotherbaum is also home to the main university campus with the main lecture hall, and not far away is Hamburg’s ethnological museum, the Museum am Rothenbaum, Kulturen und Künste der Welt (MARKK).

Just a few steps away from the hotel, in the main building, you will find the Café Leonar, which offers a wide range of breakfasts, lunch, afternoon tea and a dinner menu. There is a wide range of cafés and restaurants within walking distance.

It is also a great area for lovers of parks and gardens. The Alster meadows are just 20 minutes walk away in the charming area of Pöseldorf. The Alster Park, which extends all the way around the Alster lake, is ideal for jogging (one lap of the lake is 7.4 km) or relaxing in one of the white Alster garden chairs, eating an ice cream from one of the many cafés or ice cream vans or just watching the majestic Alster swans, Hamburg’s unofficial mascots – it’s well worth a visit!


Hamburg has a diverse range of cultural activities on offer. No fewer than 40 theatres with 50 stages attract visitors and have suitable programmes for every taste. Hamburg’s museums are also extremely varied: history in the Port Museum, modern photography in the Deichtorhallen, old masters in the Kunsthalle or the unusual House Painters and Decorators Museum – the possibilities are virtually endless. As a city of music, Hamburg offers many opportunities, whether listening to classical music in the Elbphilharmonie, club concerts in the area around the Reeperbahn or musicals in the theatres on the river Elbe. You can go shopping in the many independent boutiques in the Grindel and Karoviertel or take a stroll down the Mönckebergstraße, one of the city’s biggest high street shopping venues.

The Hamburg exhibition centre is not far away either; just 15 minutes by foot.