Hamburg Parks and Gardens

(Hamburg, Germany)

Photo of the Planten un BlomenVisitors staying in Hamburg are often surprised at the city's countless vast parklands, sprawling recreational areas and huge nature reserves, a number of which lie close to central Hamburg itself. The many trees and plants found within the nearby Arboretum and Klein Flottbek Botantical Gardens are amongst the main horticultural attractions, while for a taste of local flora and fauna in the Hamburg area, why not take a guided tour around the Duvenstedter Brook Nature Reserve and get back to nature?

For sunbathing, picnicking, cycling, jogging and even boating, Hamburg's Hayns Park, City Park (Stadtpark) and Volkspark Altona are all equally appealing.

View showing the Planten un Blomen in the summer

Planten un Blomen

Address: Klosterwall 8, Hamburg, D-20095, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 040 42854 4723
Drawing thousands of green-fingered visitors each year, this horticultural park takes its name from the old Hamburg vernacular for 'plants and flowers'. Especially popular in summer, the huge park is home to a wide range of exotic and native plant species. The Japanese garden is a highlight, as is the spectacular water show, which combines both light and music, and is held in the evenings. Kids will find lots of amusement, with an adventure playground and many other things to keep them entertained.
Open hours: daily - 07:00 to 23:00 (May to September); daily - 07:00 to 20:00 (October to April)
Admission: no charge


Address: Thinsen 17, Ellerhoop, Schleswig Holstein, D-25373, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 041 2 0218
On the north-western outskirts of Hamburg, the Arboretum boasts a large and impressive collection of mature trees, offering plenty of seasonal colours and landscaped gardens. Look out for the summer flower borders, the bamboo walkways and the children's play area, which are all definite highlights, while for true plant lovers, the diverse range of tree species is more than enough.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 19:00
Admission: no charge

Photo of the Klein Flottbek Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten Klein Flottbek)

Klein Flottbek Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten Klein Flottbek)

Address: Hesten 10, Klein Flottbek, Hamburg, D-22609, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 040 8229 3161
The Klein Flottbek Botanical Gardens are home to many beautiful plants, being within easy reach of central Hamburg itself. Covering more than 50 acres / 20 hectares of themed gardens, highlights include walking trails, seating areas, picnic spots and various events, such as regular talks and workshops.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to dusk
Admission: no charge

Duvenstedter Brook Nature Reserve

Address: Duvenstedter Triftweg, Wohldorf Ohlstedt, Hamburg, D-22397, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 040 6076 1148
The Duvenstedter Brook Nature Reserve is a vast expanse of woodland, heathland, meadows and marshy areas. Sited in Hamburg's northerly suburbs, this is a true wildlife haven and full of indigenous animals and plants. A visitors centre is on hand, containing in-depth information about the area and its many natural inhabitants.
Open hours: daily
Admission: no charge

Picture of the Planetarium at the City Park (Stadtpark)

City Park (Stadtpark)

Address: Südring, Winterhude, Hamburg, D-22303, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 040 2879 5686
One of the largest parks in the whole of Hamburg, City Park is known simply as the Stadtpark and is the perfect place to escape from city life. Here you will find jogging and cycling trails, an inviting lake suitable for swimming, and even a planetarium - ideal for those with an interest in all things astronomical. Stadtpark also hosts many open-air concerts and events during the summer months, which often attract large crowds.
Open hours: daily
Admission: no charge

Hayns Park

Address: Eppendorfer Landstrasse 148, Eppendorf, Hamburg, D-20251, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 040 47 6207
A spacious park providing an important recreational space, Hayns Park is close to a number of local neighbourhoods within the Eppendorf area of Hamburg and best known for its boating lake, which is especially popular with local canoeists. With other highlights including a number of eateries, lawned areas, and walking trails suitable for jogging, Hayns Park is popular with both residents and tourists alike.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 22:00
Admission: no charge

Volkspark Altona

Address: Am Volkspark, Stellingen, Hamburg, D-22525, Germany, DE
A huge, traditional German parkland filled with pathways for walkers, joggers and cyclists alike, Hamburg's Volkspark Altona has become known locally for its spectacular summer flower displays, which fill the park with bright, gaudy colours. Various sports facilities are to be found within the park, including a playing field where impromptu soccer matches often take place. Picnicking is a particularly popular pastime here and barbecue facilities are also available.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: no charge