Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: Meiendorfer Weg 122-128, 22359 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 4102 200919
Hours: Daily 10AM – 7PM
Website:http://www.kletterwald-hamburg.com/ (No English Version, use translate)
Getting There: Approximately a half hour out of the city this destination is best reached by car. By starting your day here you can then venture into the city proper and more easily explore for the remainder of the day
Admission: Adults 25 Euros, Children 19 Euros. Family ticket (2 Adults, 2 Children) 79 Euros.
Description: Featuring 7 amazing courses: 2 low and 5 high, Kletterwald Hamburg has climbing options for young and old, adventurous and cautious alike. This impressive facility at the edge of Volksdorfer forest strives for the best family experience while simultaneously being respectful of the rich German forest and its inhabitants. Note there is a minimum height of 110 cm to participate (approx 3 ft 7 in). Get ready for tremendous exercise, a unique experience and breathtaking views.
Address: Kehrwieder 2-4/Block D, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 3006800
Hours:Weekdays 9:30AM – 6PM (open until 9PM Tuesdays), Saturday 8AM – 9PM, Sundays 8:30AM – 8PM
Admission: Adults 12 Euros, Students 9 Euros, Children (under 16) 6 Euros, Children under 3 feet tall are free.
Come and be amazed by one of the biggest and most elaborate model train exhibits in the world. As of the time of this writing, the track spans almost 40,000 feet and is divided into 7 main sections: Harz, the fictitious city of Knuffingen, the Alps and Austria, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia, and Switzerland. Children and adults alike will be in awe of the extensive automation involved in this exhibit, spanning air land and sea and various parts of the world. Watch miniature planes take off and land, boats sail and vehicles move about on computerized paths. The models and landscape are all meticulously hand crafted to astounding degrees of realism. Over 150 team members actively work to create and maintain the ever expanding exhibit which currently hosts 900 trains, 300,000 lights, 215,000 trees, over 3,000 buildings and 200,000 human figurines. This is a feat of both art and engineering and above all showcases the incredible power of imagination. In order to avoid waiting time, you can easily book your tickets online by using the Online Reservation System.
Between Miniatur Wunderland and the coming museum you will be in a lovely part of the city, along the waterfront. At this point the family will most likely welcome a relaxing lunch (especially after all the morning climbing). There are a number of cafes with a great view of the shipping channel. Watch the boats and grab a bite of whatever the “catch of the day” may be.”
Address: Koreastraße 1, 20457 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 40 30092300
Hours: Daily 10AM – 6PM (Closed Mondays)
Getting There: 5 minute drive/cab, 10 minutes via #6 Bus or a pleasant 12 minute walk along the water.
Admission: Adults 12.50 Euros, Students/Children 9 Euros. Group rates for families (includes adult(s) and children) 14.50 Euros for Single parent, 24.50 Euros for two parents. See note below about tours.
The International Maritime Museum of Hamburg showcases over 3,000 years of history and highlights the importance of shipping, and of Hamburg, from the past to the present and future. It houses the expected collection of models, paintings, uniforms and nautical devices but also goes much deeper. The building itself is a work of architectural mastery, occupying a former granary/warehouse that was actively involved in the shipping trade. The Kaispeicher B(quay warehouse B) is the oldest building of its kind, constructed in the neo-gothic style featuring gables, cornices and pointed arches that accent the 9 floors of museum space. Young and old alike will be amazed by the world’s largest collection (over 30,000) of model ships and extensive dioramas of docks and other naval settings. There is a new ship simulator (very sophisticated and not for very young children) which allows visitors to take a hand at piloting a large vessel. Couple this with myriad exhibits featuring everything from naval art, to explanations of life aboard historical as well as modern ships, military history and some interactive activities. NOTE:Very few of the exhibits feature English language information placards. In order to get the most out of this museum you will want to arrange some sort of tour. There is an English audio tour available at the front desk for 3.50 Euros per person. Guided tours by human staff are available in English but are on the pricey side at 55 Euros for an hour or 70 Euros for an hour and a half (on top of entrance fee).