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Whether playing soccer, horse-riding, walking or sailing – Hamburg residents are always on the move. The city has lots of sports possibilities with its many expanses of green space and water, which give it a high recreational value. Every day about 10,000 people jog, walk, skate or cycle around the Outer Alster Lake, where thousands of sailors or rowers take to the water when the weather is good. More than 500,000 citizens are active in about 800 clubs in Hamburg’s sports association. There are also around 170 gyms and countless sporting leisure activities not organized through sports clubs, such as bowling centers and dance schools. Whether playing soccer, horse-riding, walking or sailing – Hamburg residents are always on the move. The city has lots of sports possibilities with its many expanses of green space and water, which give it a high recreational value. Every day about 10,000 people jog, walk, skate or cycle around the Outer Alster Lake, where thousands of sailors or rowers take to the water when the weather is good.

More than 500,000 citizens are active in about 800 clubs in Hamburg’s sports association. There are also around 170 gyms and countless sporting leisure activities not organized through sports clubs, such as bowling centers and dance schools. Several times a year, thousands of Hamburg residents also flex their muscles together at one or other of the city’s large sporting events. One of the most important events is probably the Hamburg Marathon, which since 2011 has the Hamburger Stadtsparkasse as its main sponsor. Every year about 23,000 runners take up this challenge. Other annual highlights that you can take part in are the Wilhelmsburger island run in April, the Barmer Als­terlauf run in September, the “hella hamburg half-marathon” and the HSH Nord­bank charity run, which will take place for the 17th time in Juli, 2018.

Last but not least there’s also the well-known ITU World Triathlon, in which over 8,000 “average” men take part in the three disciplines of swimming, cycling, and running alongside professional competitors. If running is not your thing, there are many other possibilities for keeping fit in and around the city including indoor climbing Nordwandhalle, canoeing on the Alster canal or even skiing at Europe’s most modern indoor ski slope. The following pages contain information about these and many other leisure-time tips. They could well inspire even the most die-hard couch potato to get up and become a high-performance athlete.

Overview of top leisure time destinations in Hamburg

 

Parks & gardens


Alsterpark
›› Rotherbaum/Harvestehude, Harvestehuder Weg

Altonaer Volkspark
›› Bahrenfeld, Stadionstr./August-Kirch-Str.

Boberger Dünen
›› Drive via Hamburg-Billwerder, then to the right to the Elbe

Elbinsel Kaltehofe
›› Rothenburgsort, between Norderelbe & Billwerder Bucht

Jenischpark
›› Othmarschen, Elbchaussee/Holztwiete
www.jenischparkverein.de

Neuer Botanischer Garten
›› Osdorf, Hesten 10, Tel. 42 81 64 76
www.bghamburg.de

Öjendorfer Park
›› Billstedt, Driftredder

Ohlsdorfer Parkfriedhof
›› Ohlsdorf, Fuhlsbütteler Str. 756, Tel. 59 38 80
www.friedhof-hamburg.de

Planten un Blomen
›› Neustadt/St. Pauli, Tiergarten Str., St.-Petersburger-Str.
Glacischaussee, Holstenwall, S-Bahn to Dammtor
Tel. 428 23 21 25, www.plantenunblomen.hamburg.de

Römischer Garten
›› Blankenese, Treppe ab Kreuzung Elbhöhenweg/
Falkensteiner Ufer

Stadtpark
›› Jahnring, Saarlander Str. & Südring
www.hamburg-stadtpark.de

Wohldorfer Wald
›› Wohldorf-Ohlstedt, Kupferredder


Hamburg´s zoos


Bergedorfer Gehölz
›› Bergedorf, Wentorfer Straße/Hamburger
Land Str., www.forst-hamburg.de

Duvenstedter Brook
›› Wohldorf-Ohlstedt, Duvenstedter Triftweg

Niendorfer Gehege
›› Niendorf, Niendorfer Gehege
www.forst-hamburg.de

Tierpark Hagenbeck
›› Stellingen, Lokstedter Grenz Str. 2, Tel. 53 00 33-0
www.hagenbeck.de

Wildgehege Klövensteen
›› Rissen, Klövensteenweg, Sandmoorweg
www.forst-hamburg.de

Hamburg Specials


Dialog im Dunkeln
›› Altstadt, Alter Wandrahm 4, Tel. 309 63 40
www.dialog-im-dunkeln.de

Hamburg Dungeon
›› Altstadt/Speicherstadt, Kehrwieder 2-3, Block D
Tel. 36 00 55 00, www.thedungeons.com

Miniatur Wunderland
›› Altstadt/Speicherstadt, Kehrwieder 2-4, Block D
Tel. 300 68 00, www.miniatur-wunderland.de

Panoptikum
›› St. Pauli, Spielbudenplatz 3, Tel. 31 03 17
www.panoptikum.de

Planetarium
›› Winterhude, Hindenburg Str. 1b, Tel. 428 86 52-0
www.planetarium-hamburg.de

Rabatzz
›› Stellingen, Kieler Str. 571, Tel. 54 70 96 90
www.rabatzz.de

Schwarzlichtviertel
›› Stellingen, Kieler Str. 561, Tel. 219 01 91 50
www.schwarzlichtviertel.de

U-Boot-Museum U-434
›› HafenCity, Baakenhafen, Versmann Str. 24, Tel. 32 00 49 34
www.u-434.de

Schleswig-Holstein


Freilichtmuseum Molfsee
›› Molfsee, Hamburger Land Str. 97, Tel. 0431/659 66-0
www.freilichtmuseum-sh.de

Garten der Schmetterlinge
›› Aumühle, Am Schlossteich 8, Tel. 04104/60 37
www.garten-der-schmetterlinge.de

Hansapark
›› Sierksdorf, Am Fahrenkrog 1, Tel. 04563/47 40
www.hansapark.de, www.kataplektor.de

Helgoland
›› March-Oct., daily 9 am starting from St. Pauli Landungsbrücken
Tel. 0180/564 37 37, www.helgoland.de

Holsteinische Schweiz & Großer Plöner See
›› Plön, Bahnhof Str. 5, Tel. 04522/50 95-0
www.touristinfo-ploen.de

Karl May Spiele
›› Bad Segeberg, Karl-May-Platz, Tel. 01805/95 21 11
www.karl-may-spiele.de

Multimar Wattforum
›› Tönning, Am Robbenberg, Tel. 04861/962 00
www.multimar-wafforum.de

Nationalpark Wattenmeer
›› Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer: Büsum, St. Peter-Ording
Dagebüll, Nationalparkverwaltung: Tönning, Schlossgarten 1
Tel. 04861/616-0
›› Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer: Cuxhaven, Dorum-Neufeld
Fedderwardersiel, Wangerooge, Spiekeroog und weitere
Nationalparkverwaltung: Wilhelmshaven, Virchow Str. 1
Tel. 0442/911-0
›› Hamburgisches Wattenmeer: Neuwerk, Nationalparkverwaltung:
Stadthausbrücke 8, Tel. 42 840 33 92
www.wattenmeer-nationalpark.de

Schiffsbegrüßungsanlage Willkomm-Höft
›› Wedel, Schulauer Fährhaus, Parnaß Str. 29
Tel. 04103/920 00
www.schulauer-faehrhaus.de

Schloss Gottdorf
›› Schleswig, Tel. 04621/813-0 & -222
www.schloss-gottorf.de

Schwebefähre Nord-Ostsee-Kanal
›› Nord-Ostsee-Kanal, Rendsburg, Tel. 04331/21 12-0
www.rendsburg.de

Sea-Life Center
›› Timmendorfer Strand, Kurpromenade 5, Tel. 04503/35 88-0
www.sealife-timmendorf.de

Segeberger Höhle & Noctalis
›› Bad Segeberg, Fledermaus-Zentrum, Oberberg Str. 27
Tel. 04551/80 82-11, www.noctalis.de

Tolk-Schau
›› Tolk, Tolk-Schau 1, Tel. 04622/18 99-0
www.tolk-schau.de

Vogelpark Niendorf
›› Timmendorfer Strand/Niendorf, An der Aalbeek
Tel. 04503/47 40, www.vogelpark-niendorf.de

Wildpark Eekholt
›› Großenaspe, Tel. 04327/992 30
www.wildpark-eekholt.de

Niedersachsen


Altes Land
›› www.tourismus-altesland.de

Fernando Spielarena
›› Winsen/Luhe, Osttangente 200, Tel. 04171/78 90
www.shape-sport.de

Heidepark Soltau
›› Soltau, Heidehof, Tel. 01805/91 91 01
www.heidepark.de, www.holidaycamp.de

Lüneburger Heide
›› Lüneburg, Am Ochsenmarkt 1, Tel. 04131/73 73-0
www.lueneburger-heide.de, www.sprechende-laternen.de

Ostfriesland
›› Leer, Leda Str. 10, Tel. 0491/91 96 96 60
www.ostfriesland.de

Schiffshebewerk Scharnebeck
›› Scharnebeck, Tel. 04136/907-21
www.scharnebeck.de

Serengeti-Park
›› Hodenhagen, Am Safaripark 1, Tel. 05164/979 90
www.serengeti-park.de

Vogelpark Walsrode
›› Walsrode, Am Rieselbach, Tel. 05161/604 40
www.vogelpark-walsrode.de

Weltkulturerbe Rammelsberg
›› Goslar, Bergtal 9, Tel. 05321/75 00
www.rammelsberg.de

Wildpark Lüneburger Heide
›› Hanstedt-Nindorf, Am Wildpark, Tel. 04184/893 90
www.wildpark-park.de

Wildpark Schwarze Berge
›› Rosengarten-Vahrendorf, Am Wildpark 1, Tel. 796 42 33
www.wildpark-schwarze-berge.de

Zoo in der Wingst
›› Wingst, Am Olymp 1, Tel. 04778/255
www.wingstzoo.de