Tierpark Hagenbeck has established itself as one of Germany's most popular zoos. The zoo has been family-owned for six generations, ever since its opening in 1907. Back then, separating the animals' enclosures by moats instead of fences was considered quite novel! Over the years, the zoo has gained a good reputation for successfully breeding rare and endangered species such as the Asian elephant and the Siberian tiger.
In addition to the regular zoo, the four-level Tropical Aquarium and the Eismeer polar section both show new angles on wildlife (literally!) as visitors can walk through rather than alongside the enclosures. In effect, a trip to the zoo is almost like travelling to far-away, exotic places. A very special, new addition to the zoo is the baby elephant Raj, born on 5 May 2018 weighing nearly 100 kilograms.
Tierpark Hagenbeck is easily reached with public transport and by car. The zoo is opened year-round, is wheelchair-friendly and there are plenty of parking spaces available. For more information on opening hours, ticketing and special events, see the official website of Tierpark Hagenbeck.
Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2, 22527 Hamburg
U2 U-Bahn, buses 22, 39, 181 and 281 or by car, via the A7 motorway.