Information for guests

Alster Dojo hosts Hamburg's oldest and largest kendo club. We are committed to the idea of friendship through kendo and "crossing borders through crossing swords". You are very welcome to visit us to either spectate (if you have no previous kendo experience) or join in and practise with us, no matter your level of experience. The current keiko times are found here. Please also check the calendar for special events.

The dojo is located just outside central Hamburg (map) and can be reached easily by public transport, e.g. 15-minute bus rides plus short walks from directions Dammtor, Sternschanze or Schlump if you are travelling from the city centre. Please refer to for connections to bus stops "Veilchenweg" or "Veilchenweg (West)".

Please bring your complete equipment to keiko; we will not be able to lend out any clothes or shinai. If you lack those, please contact us beforehand and we will you provide you with sources for purchase or inform you if we currently have shinai for sale in stock. If you cannot bring your own bogu, we will be able to lend you one. In this case, please be prepared to arrive earlier for keiko to go through the process.