Kids Entertainment Hamburg Walking Tour, Hamburg (Self Guided)

Hamburg offers attractions for people of any age, including children. Planetarium, museums, parks and specialized cafes are great places to spend time with your children. Take this tour to enjoy quality time with your little ones.
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Kids Entertainment Hamburg Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Kids Entertainment Hamburg Walking Tour
Guide Location: Germany » Hamburg (See other walking tours in Hamburg)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Author: Gloria
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Miniature Wonderland

1) Miniature Wonderland (must see)

Miniature Wonderland claims to be the world’s largest model railway attraction. It is housed in an otherwise unassuming brick warehouse building on Am Sandtorkai, close to the Dockland Museum. The vital statistics of this project, the work of local twins Frederik and Gerrit Braun, are staggering. The model covers over 12,000 square feet of floor space. The railway lines themselves comprise 12,000 metres of track, carrying 890 trains with over 11,000 carriages. The model landscape is dotted with 300,000 lights, 215,000 trees and 200,000 miniature residents – and it is still growing.

First opened in 2000 by the Braun twins, the model railway is expected to be completed in 2020. By that time, it will cover double the area that it does now. The current exhibition is divided into seven sections – Harz, Knuffingen (a fictitious city), the Alps, Hamburg, America, Scandinavia and Switzerland. The latest addition is Knuffingen Airport, which sees model planes arriving and departing regularly. The creators have already begun work on scale models of France and Italy.

The Minature Wonderland is open from 9.30am to 6pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. It opens later on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Saturdays, the attraction opens at 8.30am and closes at 9.00pm, whilst on Sundays, it opens half an hour later, and closes at 8pm. Entry is 12 Euros, with half price admission for under 16s.
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Cap San Diego Ship Museum

2) Cap San Diego Ship Museum

The Cap San Diego museum ship is moored on the north bank of the River Elbe, close to the Landungsbrücken, and just yards from another 'museumsschiff’, the Rickmer Rickmers. The Cap San Diego is an elegant former cargo ship, painted in the red and white colours of local shipping firm Hamburg Süd. Built in 1961, it sailed between Germany and South America for twenty years, the last of six ships collectively nicknamed the ‘white swans of the Atlantic’. Set for the scrap yard in 1986, it was bought by the city of Hamburg as part of the ongoing regeneration of the city’s docklands.

Restored by local enthusiasts and former dock workers, the Cap San Diego is now a fully operational museum ship. Visitors can access almost all areas of the ship, from the bridge to the engine room. Temporary exhibitions are held in the cargo hold. The most impressive feature of this particular museum ship is that is still sails several times a year, along the river Elbe or to nearby Cuxhaven. The Cap San Diego is open from 10am until 6pm daily, and offers late opening as part of Hamburg’s ‘Long Night of Museums’ scheme. Fully restored cabins can also be booked for overnight stays – whether the ship leaves port or not.

Operation hours: Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
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The Bismarck Memorial

3) The Bismarck Memorial (must see)

The Bismarck-Denkmal, or Bismarck Monument, is located in Hamburg’s historic St. Pauli quarter. It is the largest and best known of over 250 worldwide memorials to Otto von Bismarck. Von Bismarck was a 19th century German statesman, credited with unifying many independent states into a unified Germany in the 1870s. Germany is a federal nation, composed of several semi-autonomous states, and frequently divided throughout the 20th century. Von Bismarck is credited as the first leader to truly create a German nation.

The Bismarck Monument stands on the Elbhöhe, a public park close to the Landungsbrücken in northern Hamburg. It was designed by Johann Emil Schaudt, and first unveiled in June 1906, eight years after the death of von Bismarck. Like most memorials of the esteemed leader, the Bismarck Monument takes the form of a tower, topped with a statue. These towers, built between the death of von Bismarck and the ascension to power of the Nazi party, can be found across Europe, in parts of Austria and Poland that once belonged to Germany, as well as in distant outposts of the German Empire, such as Cameroon, Chile and Papua New Guinea. The Hamburg tower is taller than any other, rising to 115 feet in height.
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Museum for Hamburg History

4) Museum for Hamburg History (must see)

The Museum for Hamburg History, rebranded as hamburgmuseum in 2006, is an attraction celebrating the rich history of this great European metropolis. Present in Hamburg since 1839, it was established at its current home, close to the Planten un Blomen park in Hamburg’s city centre, in 1922. The museum building was designed by Fritz Schumacher, the city’s former planning director. It stands on the site of the Bastion Henricus, a 17th century fortress built to safeguard the growing city. The courtyard area, damaged by fire in 1842, was fully restored as part of museum improvement works and now features a 17th century portal from the nearby St. Petri Church.

The museum hosts several temporary exhibitions on different aspects of life in the city. Recent exhibitions include a look at fashions in Hamburg from 1550 to 1920, and a tribute to the wealth of music and art produced throughout history by its residents. There are also a number of permanent installations, including walk through guides to life in medieval and pre-war Hamburg. Admission is 7.50 Euros for adults, with concessions available, including free entry for under 18s.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm; Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm
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Hamburger Dom

5) Hamburger Dom (must see)

The Hamburger Dom is a funfair staged at Heiligengeistfeld, a public space in the St. Pauli quarter. It holds three seasonal fairs in spring, summer and winter each year. With approximately ten million visitors each year, it is one of Germany’s biggest and longest running Volksfests, or people’s fairs. The fair’s name translates as ‘Hamburg Cathedral’, a reference to the fair’s medieval origins. It is believed to have begun in the 12th century as a seasonal market held outside the city’s now demolished cathedral. The funfair has been held at its current location – Heiligengeistfeld, or field of the Holy Spirit, since 1892.

The three seasonal fairs are as follows: Winterdom, the winter fair, is the oldest of the three, and usually takes place for 30 days in November. Sommerdom began in 1947 and lasts throughout August. Fruhlingsdom, the spring fair, takes place each April. The fair, whose entrance can be found opposite St. Pauli U-Bahn station, is a highlight for locals and tourists alike. This could be on account of its many rollercoasters and fairground attractions, or the varied home made food stalls – or it could be that, with dinner available for 10 Euros, it is one of the best value nights out in the city.
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Planten un Blomen

6) Planten un Blomen (must see)

Planten un Blomen is a 47 hectare public park which lies north west of Hamburg city centre, immediately next to the home of the Hamburger Dom seasonal fun fair. The park’s name is Low German for ‘plants and flowers’. Low German is a variation of the German language, widely spoken in the Netherlands and Northern Germany. The park is renowned for its water light concerts, musical performances and ornamental gardens, and is free to visit.

The park began with a single plant – a Platinus, installed in November 1821 and still present, next to the Dammtor rail station entrance. An underused open space for many years, the area became a park officially in 1930. Five years later it hosted a horticultural exhibition named Planten un Blomen, and has kept this name ever since. The park’s natural highlights include listed tropical hothouses, a 5000 square metre rose garden, and a Japanese garden complete with tea house – the largest of its kind in Europe - which opened in 1985.

The park boasts a large children’s playground at its southern end, and assembles a huge outdoor ice rink each winter. The Museum of Hamburg History is also located within the boundaries of the park, and is found on its southwestern edge.
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Alster Lake Alley

7) Alster Lake Alley (must see)

A wonderful view of the Alster lake and surroundings will offer you a relaxing experience. You may wish to take a walk on this pedestrian walkway with your children, enjoying the natural beauty around the river, while crossing public parks all around. You can take a boat ride on the lake; it is a lot of fun.

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Create Your Own Walk in Hamburg

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Museum Walking Tour in Hamburg

Museum Walking Tour in Hamburg

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
City Orientation Walk I

City Orientation Walk I

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Nightlife of Hamburg Self-guided Tour

Nightlife of Hamburg Self-guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
Famous Bridges of Hamburg

Famous Bridges of Hamburg

It appears that Hamburg made the Guinness Book of Records as the city with four and a half thousand bridges. This is more than Venice, Amsterdam and London put together! Take this tour to enjoy the unique design and history of Hamburg's bridges!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Hamburg's Churches Walking Tour

Hamburg's Churches Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Hamburg for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Hamburg has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Hamburg, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.