What to do after work
When the last meetings are finished, our team members pack their stuff to call it a day. While some are still heavily focusing on their tasks taking advantage of our flexible working hours, others are catching up with the colleagues. There is time now to have a longer chat and while doing so, some are opening a cold bottle of beer or challenge their team mates with a round of table soccer (speaking of pre corona times, obviously). Others are already on the run to their individual evening activities. Here are some that our team likes to recommend:
Der Altonaer Balkon
If the weather allows it, there is nothing more relaxing than having a cold drink at the Altonaer Balkon (less than 5 minutes walk) to see the ships passing by on the river Elbe. Especially during the summer months there are quite a lot of people taking advantage of this green and relaxing place to meet up.
Weekly Yoga Sessions
It is a well known fact in the team that Seda’s sister Sema is a yogi-queen! Every Tuesday after work, she en- lightens the team with her energetic and warmhearted spirit in a 1 hour yoga-class which many of our col- leagues gladly join.
For almost three decades this place, located in the heart of Ottensen, is offering a variety of rather curious movies a bit off mainstream. This movie theatre doesn’t compete with Hollywood productions but is rather focusing on selected jewels of the industry. Since many of them are available with subtitles in English, Span- ish and other languages it is perfect to visit with an international team. During the warmer months they offer an open air cinema, which is even closer to our company.
Of course there are also a couple of bars that our team is likely to be seen in. After asking the team which are the preferred places, we were told that the Café Reisebar as well as the Reh Bar and Familien Eck serve as the perfect locations for an after work drink. After all, for many of our colleagues the family awaits their return to their homes. So, taking care of their loved ones, preparing dinner or having a reading session with the kids are also frequent activities that take place during the evenings, which is why opinions differ greatly here.
Summing up, talking to the team has revealed quite interesting things we didn’t know about the district we are working in. It is always refreshing to learn something new, isn’t it?