Last week I went to Animal park Hagenbeck, the wildlife park in Hamburg and had a thoroughly enjoyable few hours photographing in the lovely landscaping with lots of mature trees and gardens. The best time to visit the zoo is now when the days are dry and sunny, it doesn’t rain as often and the temperature is pleasant. Plan your day with the help of a 10-day weather forecast app. Make sure to allow enough time at least 4 hours to the 19-hectare animal park with more than 1,850 animals from all continents, including one of the largest elephant herds in Europe. While enjoying a stay in the cosmopolitan city, be sure to find some time to visit the park. Those with younger travelers in tow will especially appreciate the chance to interact with newborn animals ranging from penguins to lion cubs.
With lots of snack spots and clean public toilets, with easy walking paths and numbered map one could easily spend a whole day there. They also provide wagons for kids at the counter. Parking is across the road and is €4 for 24hrs and the zoo easily accessible by U-Bahn and buses from the city.
Walk around and enjoy!
It was nice to see the quality of care given to animals, the animals look all happy and cared for. Great animal enclosures that really bring you into “their” environment. Different species are conserved in their natural habitat and there are many animals roaming freely in the park, you can get too close to them. Don’t miss the polar area where you can go in/out/down below the polar bears, penguins, and walrus, the orangutan house, the elephant freewheeling hall.
I couldn’t visit the tropical aquarium and the souvenir shop this time, so next time I visit the park I will have more to share and update.
Have been to several zoos in various countries but Hagenbeck is still one of our favorites. Make sure to bring some carrots or peanuts to feed the elephants!
Admission to the zoo and aquarium is €30 for adults or €21 for children ages 4 to 16. A family ticket for two adults and two children costs €85. Tickets can also be purchased separately for just the zoo (€20 for adults or €15 for children) or aquarium (€14 for adults or €10 for children).
For more information, visit https://hagenbeck.ticketfritz.de/