From craft beer tastings to scenic boat cruises, there’s plenty to do in Hamburg. Bike through different neighborhoods, see some street art, and venture out to the countryside—here’s how to spend three days in this northern German port city.
Planten und Blomen Park
Sankt Petersburger Strasse 1, Hamburg, 20095
Planten und Blomen Park is a popular stop on Hamburg walking tours. The green space is home to one of the largest Japanese gardens in Europe, as well as a Japanese teahouse, and tropical plant house. The park offers a variety of entertainment for kids from a skating rink to playgrounds, miniature golf, pony rides, and water games.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Planten und Blomen Park is a must-see attraction for nature lovers and families seeking outdoor entertainment.
- The park is accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
- Travelers on a budget may want to take advantage of the green space as a picnic destination.
- The greenhouses, home to tropical plants and trees, are open year-round.
How to Get There
The Planten und Blomen Park stretches west from the Kennedy and Lombards bridges. It is easily reached via public transportation; take the metro to Stephansplatz. Most visitors arrive on foot, via public transportation, or with a guided tour; parking is limited.
When to Get There
The most popular time of year to visit Hamburg is during the summer months. At Planten und Blomen Park, the summer season offers extra entertainment for kids including programs with clowns, magicians, and acrobats. Summer nights bring choreographed music and light shows to the park. In winter, the ice-skating rink is a big draw to the park.
What to See in the Park In addition to the Japanese gardens, the Planten un Blomen Park has many other highlights for plant lovers. Be sure to check out the Rosengarten to see a variety of roses in bloom, the Apothekegarten (or pharmacist’s garden) to see diverse medicinal plants, and the Bürgergarten (citizens' garden) where colorful floral displays are found.
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