zoo | 1907 | 210 species | tropic aquarium
Zoos are virtually everywhere in the world – but Hagenbeck is an essential part of Hamburg’s history. It would be impossible to imagine the city without it. As a temporary Hamburg resident, you shouldn’t let the opportunity to experience this small oasis in the heart of the city pass you by. Enjoy highlights such as the Orangutan House and the new Tropical Aquarium (Tropen-Aquarium) built in 2007. In the summer months, Romantic Nights and Jungle Nights regularly take place. For these events, the zoo is open longer in the evening – enabling you to watch the animals at sunset when many species are most active. Live classical or exotic music accompanies your leisurely stroll through the park-like grounds, while exciting shows and culinary treats await you. Should the weather not play along, you can step inside the Tropical Aquarium and marvel at the snakes, scorpions and crocodiles as well as lively lemurs, colourful parrots and flying foxes. The huge shark atoll is sure to make your hairs stand on end, offering fascinating insights into this underwater world. For more information, visit http://www.hagenbeck.de/hagenbeck-events/start.html (several languages) Open the whole year from 9 am. Directions Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2 22527 Hamburg U2 red line Bus 22, 39, 181 or 281, with stop at "Hagenbecks Tierpark"