“The Ziesel Park is something completely new. We have set out to electrify the city with this project”, explains founder and Managing Director Jan Schierhorn. Visitors can rent the joystick-controlled, offroad-capable single seaters by the minute and put their agility and speed to the test on the chicanes and speed sections. And after the wild ride, relaxation at the beach club awaits. For visitors, the park also offers guided tours on offroad Segways.
The Ziesel Park is located on the construction land for the future Baakenhafen quarter, to the southeast of the HafenCity University and has panoramic views of the Elbe and the port. “The Baakenhafen quarter will be a vibrant village in the middle of the city, with sustainable mobility playing a central role. We were therefore completely sold on the Ziesel Park Hamburg as a concept for interim use of the site,” says Prof. Juergen Bruns-Berentelg, Chief Executive Officer of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH.
Praise from Hamburg’s Deputy Mayor
As an inclusion project, the Ziesel Park Hamburg’s design is barrier-free. Wheelchair users are expressly welcome. “We are building a team of staff with and without disability. We are cooperating in this with asterarbeit, the employment institution of the Evangelical Alsterdorf Foundation,” says Matthias Onken, co-founder and joint Managing Director with Schierhorn.
Katharina Fegebank, Hamburg’s Deputy Mayor, praises the idea: “The Ziesel Park enriches the HafenCity district and Hamburg. I am thrilled by this start-up that focusses on inclusion and electromobility. In particular, I want to highlight the exemplary social character of this project: disabled people have the chance at a job with a secure future in the Park. The enthusiasm and courage of the entrepreneurs will surely rub off on the city and on their visitors.”
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