Have you ever smelled the wonderful scent of hop cones? Have you ever let your feet dangle in the clear water of the Flensburg Fjord? Our editorial team’s very personal 9-euro ticket travel tips.

1. Seek the distance

Where can you find space in a big city like Hamburg? The Elbe and Alster are overcrowded even in these times. The Fischbeker Heide in the southwest of the city leaves plenty of room to breathe deeply. With an area of ​​almost eight square kilometers, it is Hamburg’s third largest nature reserve. It is particularly impressive when the common heather blooms in August, when this microcosm glows in shades of pink and purple. But the heath is also a quiet place for long walks and nature observation at other times. Mountain biking is also possible here. www.fischbeker-heide.de Train station: Hamburg-Harburg, from there take the S-Bahn to the “Fischbeker Heide” stop

2. Quietly