Beautiful nature areas in Hamburg
The Hanseatic city and its surroundings offer a great variety of leisure activities. This makes the Elbe metropolis one of the most attractive cities in Germany and attracts many visitors to the nearby destinations in Hamburg's surrounding area. Not even counting the well-known nature hotspots in Hamburg such as Planten un Blomen or the Stadtpark, there are all kinds of natural areas to discover in the Hanseatic City that you might not expect. From sandy dunes to forests to moorlands - in Hamburg, many different biotopes collide.
1.Vier- and Marschlande
Surrounded by reeds and floodplain forests, green meadows, old half-timbered houses with thatched roofs, colourful seas of flowers on the banks of the Dove Elbe, centuries-old churches in Baroque style and enchanting bathing lakes, the southeastern outskirts of Hamburg have a truly calming effect on the senses. To the north, you'll find the Holzhafen and Boberg Lowlands nature reserves , where - with a bit of luck - you may see white-tailed eagles circling.
Vier- und Marschlande
Watch glider pilots take off and land, enjoy the wonderful colours of Germany's second largest heath landscape and marvel at an archaeological hiking trail with finds from the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. You can do all this in the Fischbek Heath.
Fischbeker Heideweg 43
3.Wittmoor in the north of Hamburg
The Wittmoor in the north of Hamburg is a true natural paradise. As one of the last raised bogs in Hamburg it is also a rarity! Over 8,000 years of history have shaped the 106 hectare nature reserve. So there is plenty of space for an undisturbed walk past impressive flora and fauna. You can reach the Wittmoor with the HVV in about one hour. Even the way with the U1 is worth the trip, because it leads you above ground through a varied landscape.
The Stadtpark Hamburg is the classic among the green excursion destinations. On more than 150 hectares, you stretch out meadows and smaller forest sections that make visitors almost forget that they are in the metropolis of Hamburg. In the Stadtpark Hamburg you can barbecue, do sports or just relax in the sun on designated areas. In summer, numerous open-air concerts take place on the large meadow in the Stadtpark Open-Air. By the way, the Planetarium Hamburg is located in the centre of the city park and is one of our favourite places in Hamburg.
Saarlandstraße / Jahnring / Südring
The Boberg Lowlands offer a completely different landscape. On Hamburg's inland dunes, you feel like you are right on the North Sea - only the sound of the ocean is missing. In addition, the Boberg Lowlands offers, a heath, marshes and a lake to swim in. A stroll through this area takes you to completely different and almost surreal worlds.
Boberger Furt 50
6.Tropical greenhouse Planten un Blomen
Exotic worlds in the middle of the city - the display greenhouses of the Botanical Garden of the University of Hamburg offer everyone the opportunity to dive into the realms of science. Divided into tropical, subtropical, cactus and fern houses, 2800 square metres of plants from all climate zones of the earth are exhibited. Since the houses are located directly in Planten un Blomen, a walk through the green parks afterwards is recommended.
Planten un Blomen
Marseiller Straßer 8
Only 18 kilometres from Hamburg's city centre, 580 hectares of pure woodland rise up in the middle of the Hamburg-Altona district. In addition to many kilometres of hiking trails, there are many ponds and streams as well as a game reserve, a forest school, a large playground and the Schnakenmoor nature reserve to explore. With a little luck you can observe many animals in their natural environment.
8.Wittenbergen Elbe Beach
Want to go to the seaside in Hamburg? Standing at the Elbe River, watching the boats passing by and listening to the sounds of the seagulls – this seaside dream comes true. At one area of the Elbe beach, the Wittenberger Shore, the holiday feeling is all around.
Between Hamburg and Stade along the Elbe, there is a very special area. The Alte Land, known as the largest fruit-growing area in Northern Europe, is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. This is mainly due to the colourful orchards, which bathe the Alte Land in a rich pink, red or white depending on the season. In July the cherry blossoms and in late summer the apples Before that, in May, the big flower festival with the crowning of the Altländer Flower Queen takes place. In addition to the fields, the Elbe, various half-timbered houses and old farms, some of which offer a rich selection of coffee and cakes, form a wonderful backdrop for a relaxing summer day.
Altes Land bei Hamburg
The 400-hectare Hamburg cemetery is not only Hamburg's largest green space, but also the largest cemetery in Europe and the largest park cemetery in the world.
Fuhlsbüttler Straße 756