Altona is located in the western city of Hamburg. Altona originally was a fishing village and was at times under Danish administration. The name Altona comes, according to a legend, from the view of the former Hamburg Council: "All to nah” (too close) the area was at the city limits.
Traditionally, Altona as an open, tolerant neighborhood. For many years it was regarded as a typical working class neighborhood. The high proportion of residents from all over the world produces a vibrant multi-cultural life. To date, Altona has retained its historic openness to the world.
From the vantage park behind the Altona Town Hall, there is a panoramic view over the port of Hamburg. The Fish Market attracts thousands of visitors every Sunday morning from Hamburg and all over the world to the Elbe. At the GroßeElbstraße there are alongside the traditional fishmongers exclusive designer furniture stores for furniture.
Most Popular theater is the "Neue Flora". Here were and are performed known musicals such as Phantom of the Opera, Mozart, etc..