It started with a collection of seals in 1848 and grew into one of the most beautiful zoos in Germany. Visitors to Tierpark Hagenbeck in Hamburg enjoy a close-up look at elephants, orang-utans, sea lions, Siberian tigers and many other animal species. The magnificent habitats take you to the vast plains of the African savannah and the enormous Arctic Ocean.
Even over a century ago, Tierpark Hagenbeck was already a well-known establishment in Europe and the residents of Hamburg are very proud of this. This progressive zoo has almost no cages or fences; all animals roam practically free in this 25-hectare park. Feed an Asian elephant or giraffe or admire colourful fish in the tropical aquarium – and all of this within a striking distance from Hamburg city centre. The zoo has its own metro stop and is very easy to reach.