Holidays in Hamburg – Excursion tips with a child
Muttis Nähkästchen 1. März 2015 Reisen mit Kind / Schulkind
A weekend or a whole week in Hamburg with children? And nobody should become bland? Yes, it works wonderfully. Again a house exchange – our preferred holiday form – brought us to our holiday domicile at a reasonable price. We find the following sights worth seeing for parents and children:
As always, we were on the road exchanging houses – this is simply unbeatably cheap for the family’s holiday. The reason for the destination was an article about the Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg in a school newspaper. “Mom, I’d like to go there!” The son was gone and gone. So mother went on a search for a family willing to exchange – and found what she was looking for. Our personal recommendations:
Excursion tips in Hamburg
U3 Baumwall in the Speicherstadt. In the Miniatur Wunderland we could have handed over one of our sons and picked him up hours later. He even didn’t have time for food (although even the restaurant in MiWuLa is designed completely in train style). We were in for more than six hours and nobody got too stupid. TIP: Absolutely reserve online in advance (it’s very uncomplicated and without payment) – otherwise you’ll be standing in line forever and have to wait 4 hours … miniatur-wunderland.de
We also found this place of interest. In MiWuLa it stands completely in the wrong country – but who guesses which building it is, knows where the family comes from. (But shush! do not betray!)
Landing bridges or tree walls. If you have a ticket for the HVV, you can also use the ferry no. 62 from Landungsbrücken to Finkenwerder. It is very impressive when a giant freighter is suddenly towed up the Elbe next to the “tiny little” liner. On your way back you have to get off at the Dockland stop and enjoy the view from the top (7 floors have to be climbed over wide outside stairs). At the pier Neumühlen (station Altona or ferry 62 Övelgönne) you can visit the museum harbour Övelgönne.
City tour by U3 or bus
Why is the subway in Hamburg called Hochbahn? The U3 gives the answer: for the most part it travels above ground. In addition, it stops at the most important sights and goes virtually in circles. Ergo: Tip for tired legs!
U4 HafenCity University A must for subway-loving children: The new subway station HafenCity University. On the hour between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. there is an underground light show. Above ground, a brand-new adventure playground promises a lot of fun and plenty of exercise.
123 meters above the city: St. Petri
U3 Rathausmarkt, U2 Jungfernstieg Like the mountain goats, we climbed the 544 steps in the tower of the Petri Church and enjoyed a perfect all-round view of the Hanseatic city from a height of 123 metres. The church is one of the five main churches of Hamburg and is the oldest still existing church of the Hanseatic city, the tower was once the highest of the city. Children receive a certificate with a stamp after successfully climbing the tower. With the elevator on the Michel can drive nevertheless everyone … and here one has the Michel at least also at the panorama:
U2 Messehallen U3 Feldstraße U3 St. Pauli Around Easter and in summer there is the Hamburg Cathedral in St. Pauli, the largest folk festival in the north: rides, carousels, gastronomy – children’s hearts, what more could you ask for? Make enough money! TIP: Wednesdays are family days – you can save money there! hamburg.de/dom
Book online, save money and nerves
Other places of interest:
For a visit to Hamburg with children there is a perfect website as a starting point: hamburg.de/kinder Unfortunately we missed that:
- Musical: The king of the lions could le our boys > Source: stadtrundfahrt.com
Tips for excursions in the surrounding area
We were also busy in the surrounding area: Schwerin, North Sea coast, Lüneburger Heide – but that’s another story and therefore worth a contribution of its own: Contribution follows …
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