If you live in Hamburg, you don´t necessarily need to leave the city to travel into the countryside or take a trip to a lake. Water, forests and public parks make up a total of 22 percent of the city and offer many possibilities for rest, relaxation, play and sport. The city park, with its lake, the green area Planten un Blomen, Hagenbeck zoo, the recreation areas around the outer Alster, the miles of cycling and jogging tracks along the canals and the Alsterlauf or the extensive forests in the immediate vicinity, all make Hamburg a city for lovers of nature and adventure.
And as if there were not already enough on offer in the city, beyond the city limits there are more fantastic destinations to be found in every direction. To the north, the state of Schleswig-Holstein, known as ‘the land between the seas,’ borders on Hamburg.