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Old Botanical Gardens (Alter Botanischer Garten)

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Neighbourhood: St. Pauli
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Address: Stephanspl., Hamburg, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 40 42816476
10:00 - 17:45
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:45
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:45
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

he Tropengewächshaus: location, opening times

The Tropengewächshaus...

he Tropengewächshaus: location, opening times

The Tropengewächshaus (tropical greenhouse) is situated within the park 'Planten un Blomen' near Dammtor railway and S-Bahn station. Free admission, opening times:

daily from march until october mon-fri 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.;

weekend and bank holidays 10:00 a.m. to 5:45 h p.m.;

november until february mon-fri 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.;

weekend and bank holidays 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m..

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A bit of Japan in Hamburg

We were doing some easy site seeing in Hamburg when we stumbled into their Old Botanical gardens. Extremely well laid out. But the big surprise was the Japanese garden. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Terry D
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were doing some easy site seeing in Hamburg when we stumbled into their Old Botanical gardens. Extremely well laid out. But the big surprise was the Japanese garden. It was quite big and very pretty.

Thank Terry D
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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised that the glasshouse with exotic plants was free. Very glad that we decided to check out this park. Definitely recommended.

Thank Miso T
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time in here. The plants are labelled and set out beautifully. The smells are wonderful. We really enjoyed it here and would recommend a visit.

Thank Karen B
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679 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We just discovered the gardens the day we were leaving. There is a stream and a lot of paths, a bridge over the stream, waterfalls, a green house (but we were too late to get in). Lots of people enjoy this garden, but because there are so many different paths (at different levels), one doesn't see that many of them.... More 

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312 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The gardens and views are amazing, botanical gardens free admission and worth the visit. Lots of benches to sit and take in the views

Thank Linda H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went there with my girlfriend and was amazed with the variety and styles in the gardens. Very beautiful and can recommend a visit there.

Thank Mads T
Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Old Botanical Gardens (free admission) is a good place for a timeout from the hectic city life. It’s centrally located near Damtor railwaystation and Stephansplatz. You can walk under the trees around the small lake (watch out if you can see turtles in the water) or relax on the sun terraces near the greenhouses. There are also a lot... More 

Thank JensTetz
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We like to visit the Botanical Gardens in each city we visit. This one has lots of water and water plants. The Japanese garden is particularly nice. Even in very late October the garden still had plenty of vegetation to make the visit worthwhile. Would like to revisit in Summer. I was confused by other reviews on here that incorrectly... More 

Thank James F
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Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Spent a few hours in the garden/park on a Sunday and it was fantastic! They had a festival for kids to celebrate Oktoberfest but it wasn't overwhelming or hard to get away from if you desired. Bring a book and relax for a little bit!

Thank Tucker G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, chill on the cafes & be amazed of the flowers, japanese garden & beautiful ponds. There's also playground for kids and in one pond you can hop from one stone to another to cross the pond!

Thank TinasFI

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