Hamburg, lying on River Elbe, is said to be one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The city is known for its various attractions like Elbe, Alster, HafenCity (Harbour City), Speicherstadt (Warehouse City), the Fish Market and the Reeperbahn. Be it culture, musicals, entertaining theatres, a great variety of hotels, excellent restaurants, exquisite shopping possibilities, exciting nightlife and loads of historical landmarks- Hamburg has everything to offer to its tourists.
The city has various modern and historical gardens and park areas along with a lot of zoo. Some of the famous ones are:
The park has animals like giraffe, monkeys, tigers and many live in their natural habitat conditions. Tourists love to feed the elephants here in their outdoor enclosure – but only with fruit and vegetables or special food bought from the souvenir shop at the entrance gate to the Zoo. The site also has a newly built Aquarium which hosts life forms from the deepest tropical oceans.
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located within the heart of the city, it features a botanical garden, tropical green house and the biggest Japanese garden in Europe. The lake in the park also displays musical fountain. From May to September water games take place here by day and in the evening there are coloured illuminated fountain concerts.
The city park is a favourite choice for football games, a picnic, a sunbathe or to have a trip on the Park Lake in a pedal or a rowing boat. The City Park also has an Open-air concert “hall” with many international artists and bands performing there. The park also has one of the oldest Planetariums in the world.
Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (Ohlsdorf Cemetery)
Stretched at a span of 405 hectares, Ohlsdorfer Cemetary is the main cemetery of Hamburg and also the second largest in the world after Chicago. From here you can also visit the nearby Hamburgian “park” which has numerous ponds and old trees to offer.