Hamburg with children – Raphael Hotels

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Hamburg with children

Hamburg is always worth a visit. Even with the whole family. Because the city with its Hanseatic flair and lots of water offers all kinds of entertainment, sights, museums and adventures for young and old.

You will find the best starting point for your visit to Hamburg in one of the eight Raphael Hotels in Hamburg. All located in attractive locations: the harbour, city centre, city centre, Alster and Altona.

City and harbour tour

To get a first impression of Hamburg, start your discovery tour on a city tour with the red double-decker buses. They start their journey at the main station and at the landing stages and pass the most important sights of the city: Alster, Rathaus, Speicherstadt, HafenCity and Reeperbahn. You can also buy a combination ticket directly on the bus and use it not only to use the red double-deckers all day but also to take a harbour tour. Interrupt your sightseeing tour at the Landungsbrücken and get a taste of the harbour air during a harbour tour. Let the wind blow around your nose while your expert captain tells you all about the port, ships and cargo.

Port and Speicherstadt

Back at the jetties you can either finish the sightseeing tour or stay at the harbour and walk along the edge of the harbour past the big sailing ship “Rickmer Rickmers” and the general cargo freighter “Cap San Diego”. Both ships can also be visited. From here you can also see the Speicherstadt, which houses something very special in one of the old warehouses – the Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg. Experience the most diverse regions of the world in miniature on the world’s largest model railway. For a visit to the Miniatur Wunderland, you should already plan a few hours to discover the many loving details. And so that you don’t have to wait so long, it is worth making your ticket reservation in advance via the Internet.

You and your children (10 years and older) need more excitement and would rather experience Hamburg a little more scary? No problem. Right next to the Miniatur Wunderland is the Hamburg Dungeon. In the catacombs of the Speicherstadt you can experience Hamburg’s darkest history in a 90-minute tour with ten horror shows and two rides.

After so many impressions, it’s time for a break. Visit the adjoining coffee roasting plant or take a stroll in HafenCity. There are some restaurants and bistros. At Grasbrookhafen harbour in HafenCity there is a beautiful treasure island playground. The heart of this playground is a large ship that can be conquered by the children. While the children let off steam on the swings, slides and seesaws, you can relax in the cosy sitting area.

Hamburg from above

Visit the landmark of Hamburg – the St. Michaelis Church, affectionately called “Michel”, for a bird’s eye view of Hamburg. From the viewing platform of the church tower, 106 m above the Elbe, you have a fantastic view over Hamburg and the harbour. You can decide for yourself whether you prefer to take the sporty alternative to the viewing platform and climb the 452 steps, or the comfortable one with the elevator.

Hamburg Cathedral

What in other cities is the fairground, the folk festival or the fairground is in Hamburg the cathedral and this three times a year for four weeks each. On the Heiligengeistfeld you will find roller coasters next to sugar stalls and while the children try out one of the rides you can enjoy biting into your bratwurst.

Right next to the Heiligengeistfeld is the park “Planten und Blomen”, Hamburg’s green oasis in the middle of the city. Enjoy the peace and quiet in the park while your children romp on the playground and trampoline. In summer there are water light concerts every evening, which you should definitely visit.

Hagenbeck Zoo

For a day trip we recommend the Hagenbeck Zoo and the Tropical Aquarium. In addition to the newly opened Arctic Ocean, you will find elephants, orang-utans, giraffes and the like on large outdoor enclosures.

Chocoversum by Hachez

Unveil the secret of the finest chocolate and create your own bar.

In a 90-minute guided tour, you will accompany the cocoa bean on its exciting journey from cultivation to the finished chocolate bar. Tasting is expressly encouraged!

Hamburg in the rain

Even if the weather is bad, you can enjoy beautiful days in Hamburg. Visit the waxworks “Panoptikum” at the Spielbudenplatz and find yourself among all kinds of personalities from film, music, politics, culture and science. Your children and also you can have fun in the indoor playground Rabatzz. In addition to a high ropes course, the longest slide in Hamburg and trampolines, there is also a separate area for the little ones to play in.

Hamburg’s Stages

Don’t forget to visit Hamburg’s stages. In addition to musicals such as Tarzan and The Lion King, Hamburg’s theatres also have plenty to offer the little ones. Visit the Zeppelin Theatre. Here children and young people perform for children and young people.

As you can see, in Hamburg you won’t get bored, big or small. We look forward to welcoming you to one of our eight Raphael hotels during your visit to Hamburg and to giving you even more tips for a varied holiday.

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