Hamburg with kids

Are you travelling to Hamburg with the family? We got a few recommendation for exploring Hamburg with kids. From wonderful destinations to exciting activities, games and adventures, it's not only the kids who'll be enthusiastic about these child-friendly activities.

100 year old Hagenbeck Zoo


Photo: Hagenbeck/Toni Gunner

The 100-year old Tierpark Hagenbeck is the oldest zoo in Germany, and its widely known beyond Hamburg. Except from discovering the 1,800 animals from every continent, the botanical environment and varieties, panorama views and parks. 

Run wild at Grasbrookpark

Right in the heart of the stylish harbour city, in the Speicherstadt district, you'll find one of the most amazing kids' playgrounds. In Grasbrookpark on Hübenerstraße there’s an abundance of play equipment, wooden climbing frames, large grassy areas and shady trees. From the playground, there’s one of the most beautiful views in Hamburg of the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Learn at the KLICK Children's Museum

In the Klick Children's Museum in Hamburg-Osdorf, kids can try out, ask and touch everything, and experience the museum with all their senses. In the different areas such as "Great-grandmother's everyday life", "10,000 B.C./Stone Age" or "Building site – please enter", kids learn about history and everyday life through play.

Miniatur Wunderland

One of the most successful exhibitions in Europe is the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburger Speicherstadt. The miniature worlds have now increased to 9 countries – with no end in sight. A perfect day trip for young and old alike and great fun even if you're not a model-railway fan. See the opening hours at Miniatur Wunderland's website.

Rollercoaster dinner

If you get hungry after all the excitement, don't miss a visit to the rollercoaster restaurant "Schwerelos" (Weightless). Families with kids are more than welcome here. Burgers, pasta and fish whizz through the restaurant in pots on rails straight to your plate. A must-see!

Scandic Hotels are perfect for families

Discovering Hamburg with kids is double the fun. Parents can enjoy their city break and stop by at child-friendly attractions whilst seeing the sights. Scandic Hamburg Emporio is the ideal base for a city break to Hamburg. Our hotel is centrally located at Gänsemarkt square and withini a short distance from the Speicherstadt district. And as always, children under 13 years stay at no extra cost in the company of adults.