Sightseeing is fun and exploring the culture of new places offers a lot of added value. But sometimes I like to see a city from a different side.
Hamburg has a lot of sights – but these are not the only places worth seeing that the city has to offer. There are formal oases and places to relax scattered throughout Hamburg.
I will now show you my favorite parks and green spaces. Off to the green!
Planten un Blomen
Planten un Blomen Park is one of the most famous parks in Hamburg and, in my opinion, also one of the most beautiful! It is located in the heart of the city – literally a green oasis in the midst of shopping miles, fairgrounds, Congress Center and St. Pauli.
The park covers 45 hectares and is adorned with numerous flowerbeds and extensive green spaces. In addition to the wide lawns, there are also small lakes, ponds and streams. Unique themed gardens also offer rest and relaxation. For example, the lovingly designed Japanese Garden.
In addition to plants and flowers, in the summer season (May to September) you can also marvel at the water light concerts on the park lake. This is really an experience not to be missed. I watched it several evenings during my stay and it was definitely never boring!
Wilhelmsburg Island Park
The 100-hectare Inselpark offers enough space for a multifunctional sports field, an illuminated jogging course and a large skate arena. And if you want to take a break, you can linger by one of the ponds and waterways.
After that, it’s straight on to the active side with the climbing hall, the high ropes course and a swimming pool – there are plenty of leisure activities here!
Personally, I can especially recommend the high ropes course. There are 39 stations and you can really have fun here for quite a while.
The Altona People’s Park – green space with historical significance. The park was one of the beginnings of the city beautification through parks and green spaces.
Today there are a lot of different recreational, educational and leisure facilities. There is something for every taste. Particularly noteworthy is the dahlia garden. More than 600 different varieties and a total of more than 11,000 individual plants thrive here. A real flower paradise! The dahlia garden is known throughout Europe and is definitely worth a visit.
In the park itself, there is also the geometrically designed school garden, where I really enjoyed my walks. Between a variety of perennial and ornamental plants, rare plants and special gardens you walk along here. There is also a forest nature trail, a hedge theater and some great viewpoints to discover.
Hamburg City Park
The Hamburg City Park is the third largest green space in Hamburg. It has existed for 100 years and both then and now the park serves as a place for recreation and leisure. Besides the green areas, you can also expect some art objects.
Harburg City Park
Harburg City Park, not to be confused with Hamburg City Park, is a small, green oasis in the middle of the Harburg district. In this park in Hamburg you will find sports fields, play areas, open-air stage and storage meadows, the possibilities for leisure activities in the park are quite diverse.
There is a pond, a leisure pool and many more recreational activities. I highly recommend pedal boating on the outdoor mill pond. You have a great view of the park area – pure vacation feeling!
Other notable parks and green spaces include:
Baurs Park in Hamburg
My conclusion: Hamburg is super versatile and worth a visit not only because of the sights. So if you ever pay a visit to the Hanseatic city, you should definitely plan a few stops in Hamburg’s parks! What´s your favorite park in Hamburg?
Your hotels for your Hamburg trip:
Best Western Plus Hotel St. Raphael
Best Western Hotel Schmöker-Hof
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