Harvestehude was settled early by the upper class and the upper middle class and became one of the most exclusive districts of Hamburg. It stands for liquidity and reliability.
The district is characterized by villas and stately homes. In Harvestehude dominate large, representative town houses surrounded by greenery. A jewel of the neighborhood is the Alster lake foreshore. Here you can take wonderful walks along the promenade.
In the tennis facility in Rotherbaum the German Open are held every year. Between Rothenbaumchaussee and Mittelweg is the radiostation Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) resident.
In the in World War II heavily damaged area betweenGrindelberg / Brahmsallee / Oberstraße / Hallerstraße, 1949-1956 the Grindelhochhäuser were built, the ambitioned first German, high-rise project.
A popular and well-known weekly market is the Isemarkt. It takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 8.30 bis 14 clock under the viaduct section of the U-Bahn Isestraße. With a length of 970 meters, the Isemarkt is Europe's longest open-air market.