Family Travel Ideas in Hamburg

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In a city such as Hamburg, which is known for its beer halls, pubs, many architectural wonders, churches, and cathedrals, it is difficult to imagine that there are many activities or attractions that would interest kids. However, Hamburg is actually home to some great family friendly attractions that can fill up an entire vacation.

Fundus Kindertheater

The Fundus Theater is a very famous theater specifically designed for children, even though parents are welcome to the shows as well. All of the kids' shows are acted out with elaborate and colorful puppets dealing with typical problems that children have to deal with today. Even if your children don't speak German, don't worry; a trip to this theater is still a fascinating cultural experience and artistic journey. Normally, kids under 5 years old are not admitted due to the disruptions they could cause during the shows. A standard ticket costs 4 to 5 euro.

Rikscha Fahrten

A fun, although a bit pricey, activity that you can do with the whole family in Hamburg, is to take a rickshaw ride or tour through the city or around the lake. The rickshaws have 21 gears and covers over the seats just in case it rains. This is a great way to get a relaxing look at the city of Hamburg and get to all of the different important monuments and sites. A 15 minute ride will cost about 7.5 euro.

Holstentherme

Almost every kid loves water parks, so what better way to have a good time as a family than by going to Holstentherme, a well-known Hamburg water park, together? It is extremely easy to get to; you simply take the city's public transportation system. The park even has its own train stop. Your kids will just love the exciting giant slide, tranquil lagoons, and whirlpools, while you can enjoy the sauna, aqua fitness center, solarium and the wellness studio. If you feel like having an adrenaline rush, join your kids on the giant slide, which is the main attraction of Holstentherme.

Friedhof Ohlsdorf

This cemetery park combination is huge, 400 hectares, in fact, and has 3 museums, the graves of celebrities, and 12 chapels. The place is gorgeous, with lush greenery, rolling hills, and a lake to admire. The ornate sculptures are haunting and create a unique ambiance in Hamburg's largest park. Admission to the cemetery is free of charge.

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November 18, 2009 new by nicole mesaros

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