Right in the heart of Hamburg, there are a lot of green spaces which not only add to the scenic beauty of the city but also provide lot of opportunities for recreation, outdoor activities and family bonding. Hamburg’s Hayns Park, City Park (Stadtpark) and Volkspark Altona are known for sunbathing, picnicking, cycling, jogging and even boating. Some of the choicest parks and gardens in Hamburg are:
Planten un Blomen
Klosterwall 8, Hamburg, D-20095, Germany, DE
the name of this garden draws inspiration from the old Hamburg vernacular for ‘plants and flowers’. The garden has a varied range of flora and is best known for its Japanese garden and the spectacular water show, which combines both light and music, and is held in the evenings. The park draws visitors especially in summer when a lot of recreational activities are held. Also lying within the park is an adventure playground for the kids. From May to September, the park is open daily from 07:00 to 23:00 and from October to April, it is open daily from 07:00 to 20:00.
Thinsen 17, Ellerhoop, Schleswig Holstein, D-25373, Germany, DE
A true paradise for green lovers, this park lies on the north-western outskirts of Hamburg. The landscaped gardens have summer flower borders, the bamboo walkways, a wide variety of flora and the children’s play area. The admission is without charge and is open daily from 09:00 to 19:00.
Klein Flottbek Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten Klein Flottbek)
Hesten 10, Klein Flottbek, Hamburg, D-22609, Germany, DE
The Klein Flottbek Botanical Gardens lies near Central Hamburg and features many exotic plants. The garden spans to a wide area of more than 50 acres / 20 hectares of themed gardens, featuring include walking trails, seating areas, picnic spots and various events, such as regular talks and workshops. The admission is for free daily from 09:00 to dusk.
Eppendorfer Landstrasse 148, Eppendorf, Hamburg, D-20251, Germany, DE
Standing close to a number of local neighbourhoods within the Eppendorf area of Hamburg, this is a popular recreational spot with a boating lake, which is especially popular with local canoeist, a number of eating joints, lawned areas, and walking trails suitable for jogging.