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Private Small-Group Hamburg City Tour with a Luxury Vehicle
"Enjoy a hassle free tour of city of Hamburg only with 4 people on a luxury vehicle. Your private driver will ensure you a comfortable journey and will provide you a door to door service.Hamburg city tour is the great way to see the famous sights and to WWII air raids and the Great Fire of 1842 Hamburg has a unique character within Germany. As Europe’s second largest port Hamburg has always been a magnet for adventurers and travelers from around the world and its streets are still alive with history drama and wild
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Hamburg Red Light District Introductory Walking Tour
"Meet your guide near central Hamburg’s St Pauli district as dusk settles over the city then head through the busy streets on your 1.5-hour walking tour. Nestled on the right bank of the Elbe River St Pauli has a rich history and a reputation for raucous partying. During your tour explore colorful streets such as Davidstraße and the bustling Herbertstraße and take in top city attractions including the Schmidt Tivoli and St Pauli Theater. Soak up the lively atmosphere in busy squares such as Hans Albers Platz — where live music is played each weekend — and see where The Beatles started their career in 1960 learn what St Pauli is all about — the friendly side and the seedier side — and find out what makes this vibrant neighborhood tick. Stroll down the Reeperbahn home to famous strip clubs like Dollhouse and Susi’s Show Bar
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Guided Bus Tour: Hamburg City Highlights
"Your tour will start with your guide meeting you at the central station or any other place which is in the city center. During the 2-hour tour you will learn about the historic background of this more than 1200 year old city its sights and its development to one of the leading trading and port cities in the world. With some luck you may even get to see big cruisers container ships or sailing boats.Visit the beautiful lake like Aussenalster and continue on to the heart of the city the oldest part of Hamburg with town hall the oldest shopping street and Hamburg's oldest church. Witness an amazing panoramic view of the harbor line and explore the old warehouse district a national monument that is about to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.Continue your journey with a visit to HafenCity
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Hagenbecks Tierpark

In 1848 Carl Hagenbeck, a Hamburg fishmonger, established a wild-animal import business in Hamburg. In 1863, he opened a menagerie near Hamburg’s harbour, passing on its management to his son Carl Hagenbeck, Jnr, (1844 – 1913) in 1866. The first "Carl Hagenbeck’s Thierpark" (to use the spelling of the time) was inaugurated on a new site nearby in 1874, and from this centre Carl Hagenbeck, Jnr, built up the family enterprise to what would become the world’s premier wild-animal dealership. Today’s Tierpark Hagenbeck was opened to the public in 1907. This was the world’s first zoo featuring barless, moated animal exhibits simulating a natural landscape – a concept that would set the standard for wild-animal parks around the world.
Air raids during World War II brought the zoo close to annihilation, but the Hagenbeck family and a devoted staff rebuilt the park to one larger and more beautiful then ever. The year 2003 saw greater changes than any since the immediate post-war period: an authentic Nepalese temple tower now crowns a new entrance across the street from the underground railway station. With it, a new circular route guides you through the zoo, touching base at each exhibit while allowing you to make best use of your time. Young animals too, including two baby elephants, two baby giraffes and a baby leopard in 2006 are the main attractions. The latest baby is a cute Orang Utan.

Tierpark Hagenbeck is open every.

Summer season (mid-March through October): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at least. When the weather is especially nice, the zoo may be open until 7 p.m. On the Summer Nights the zoo closes late.

Winter season (November through mid-March): 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve the zoo closes at noon.

Entrance fees 2006

Single ticket
Adult € 14.50
Child (4 – 16) € 8.50
Children 3 or younger free

Family ticket No 1
2 adults, 2 children € 41.00

Family ticket No 2
2 adults, 3 children€ 46.00

Group ticket (10 paying visitors or more)
Adult€ 13.00 each
Child (4 – 16)€ 7.00 each

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Sep 03, 2006

Zoo Hagenbeck - I love it

If you like animals, a relaxing time in a beautiful agricultural area and interesting buildings from asian countries, than you must visit the Tierpark Hagenbeck. For kids there are big playgrounds in the park

On this site, I`m presenting my favorite pictures of animals and other spots.

The first picture is the brandnew "Nepalesian Temple" originally build by Nepalesian workers with handmade stones and wood. It was sponsored by a businessman from Hamburg. The temple is in front of the new entrance at the Lockstedter Straße.

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Apr 04, 2011

Hagenbeck's aquarium is absolutely outstanding

(work in progress)
The topical aquarium at Hagenbeck is a relatively new addition (completed in 2007) and absolutely exceptional - in fact, I think I'd rank it pretty closely with my all time favourite, the Two Oceans aquarium in Cape Town.

The displays are original and well thought out, with the tropical displays having something of an 'Indiana Jones' feel about them. The aquarium isn't just restricted to aquatic animals, so for instance, the crocodile exhibit also features tropical birds which range overhead. There are also quite a number of reptiles (such as lizards and snakes) and some insects - the giant bird eating spider whose enclosure has been designed in the form of a disused toilet is particularly arresting!

My particular favourite was the crocodile pool, where you can watch the crocodile underwater through a huge glass wall: it floats motionless in the water in apparent 'suspended animation' until it's feeding time, when it leaps into action!

Another major attraction are the ring tailed lemurs in the first section, who are so laid back that I at first thought that they were just models!

If you're hungry or thirsty (particularly the latter, as much of the aquarium complex is pretty hot and humid): there is also a cafe within the aquarium complex.

The aquarium is located at the gate to Hagenbeck Zoo, but you have to pay a separate admission fee to enter. Be aware of the fact that the ticket only allows you a single admission, so you can't visit it, wander around the zoo and then go back into the aquarium. You have to follow a prescribed path through the aquarium, and can go around more than once, so long as you make sure that you don't exit via the gift shop.

I should mention that the gift shop at the exit has an excellent and surprisingly affordable range: I was particularly impressed by the plastic animal figures, which were much cheaper than I've seen elsewhere.

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Jul 13, 2012

Hagenbeck Animal Park

A must to see while in Hamburg. This is the first zoo in the world to allow the animals live in outdoor enclosures . Small ponds, man-made mountain ranges, original size dinosaurs, even a Japanese island is erected on the 25 ha area of grounds. 2600 animals from all over the world are at home in Hagenbeck's.

The park was founded by a merchant of wild animals named Carl Hagenbeck in 1907. He is the son of Claus Gottfried Carl Hagenbeck (1810–1887), a fishmonger who ran a side business buying and selling exotic animals. His collection of animals grew until he needed large buildings to keep them in.

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May 30, 2010
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Hagenbecks Tierpark (zoo)

One of the oldest and best-known zoos in Germany and Europe, founded 1907 by the animal trader Carl Hagenbeck. Hagenbecks Tierpark was the first zoo creating fenceless enclosures where animals are divided from visitors not by wire or cages but only by natural or hidden obstacles, in an almost natural environment. It is worthwhile to visit both the zoo and the tropical aquarium (you have to buy a seperate ticket for the aquarium).

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Jul 14, 2012

Zoo Hagenbeck

The most beloved and visited animals at Hagenbeck:

Elefants from India

The mum with her brandnew babygirl. It`s the first baby who was born in the middle of all female elefants of the family. They have filmed the birth and we have seen it on TV in June. A lot of babies die during their birth. So everyone at the zoo is happy about the new member of the family.

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Aug 18, 2003

Hagenbecks zoological garden

The Hagenbecks is micture of animals, garden and culture. You can go around a leaded system and see 1850 animals. You can give food to the animals but not to all of them!!

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Aug 07, 2007

Hagenbeck's zoological garden

In this Zoo the animals are not in cages and they're not separated from the public... only some of them are separated by invisible ditches. This was the idea of the Zoo's founder Carl Hagenbeck.

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Sep 13, 2004
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Zoo Hagenbeck

There is a beautiful Birmasian temple with an original Birmasian terrasse in the center of the park, next to the lake.

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Aug 18, 2003

Zoo Hagenbeck

Icebear mum and baby, cude.

On the Hagenbeck webside you can find a list of all new born animal babies.

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Aug 18, 2003

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