The Best Parks in Hamburg, Germany

Jenischpark | © Urban Explorer Hamburg/Flickr
Mary Jane Dempsey

Though Hamburg may be one of Germany’s biggest cities, it is far more than just urban sprawl. There are plenty of green spaces dotted throughout the city where visitors can escape the hustle and bustle for a few moment of reflection. We pick 6 of the best parks in Hamburg.


With its origins as a model farm and arboretum, Jenischpark has been a place to enjoy nature since 1800. Now Jenisch House is considered to be the oldest landscape park in the city, giving visitors both a sense of the original way of life in the area and how it relates to the contemporary city. Visitors can also view the Jenisch House, which was built in the 19th century and now house the Museum für Kunst und Kultur an der Elbe.

Jenischpark, Elbchaussee, 22605 Hamburg, Germany, +49 40 428112396


1. Hagenbeck Zoo


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Want to take a walk on the wild side? Spend the afternoon with over 210 different animal species at Hagenbeck Zoo. The green surroundings are the perfect setting to see waddling penguins, barking sea lions, or a lazy pride of lions. A nice alternative to the history of Hamburg and a great place to take the kids.

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