Hamburg for ... Kids
Pet animals at the zoo, follow into emigrants' footsteps and watch the sun go down in a miniature size world ─ fun activities for kids.
Hamburg for Kids
Hamburg is a metropolis and, as such, has many things to offer for the young ones.
If you plan to give your kids a fun time in this beautiful city, here are some of the must-see attractions:
First on the list should be Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s biggest miniature railway. Located in the Speicherstadt UNESCO World Heritage Site, this museum has become one of Hamburg's best-known sights. Young and old alike spend hours marvelling at the incredible level of detail that is on display.
The same love for detail can be found at Panoptikum wax museum on Reeperbahn. It houses lifelike models of more than 120 celebrities and kids can take pictures with all their favourite stars.
At the Ballinstadt Emigration Museum, kids learn in a playful way about the many people who left Germany for a new life in the Americas.
Three times a year, for a month at a time, the Hamburg Dom, northern Germany’s biggest funfair, opens its gates to visitors and locals alike. Right in the heart of the St. Pauli district, a multitude of rollercoasters, carousels, show booths and food stalls offer everything children desire.
For animal loving families, Hagenbecks Tierpark is worth a visit. Hagenbeck’s has no cages. It is the only zoo where exotic animals can be met at close distance, separated by only a narrow moat. The Tropical Aquarium and the Ice Sea section are its latest attractions.
For regional animal species, Wildpark Schwarze Berge is arranged beautifully in the hilly forest of the Harburg borough, 15 mins south of the city.
If there still is surplus energy to be spent, Jump House trampoline park or, right across the street, Rabattz indoor playgrounds and Schwarzlichtviertel (all in Hamburg-Stellingen) are favourites with kids. A few hours of jumping, running and climbing will have kids sleep with a smile across their faces after an exciting day in Hamburg.