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 marveling at the incredible level of detail that is on display.
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 roller coasters, carousels, show booths and food stalls offer everything children desire.
For animal loving families, Hagenbeck Tierpark is worth a visit. Hagenbeck has no cages. 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.