Tierpark HagenbeckCity: Hamburg-Stellingen 22527
Federal State: Hamburg
Size: 25 ha (62.5 acre)
Animals: ca. 1850 animals of 210 species
Opened in 1907
This collection is mainly a zoo
Short descriptionHagenbeck´s Tierpark calls itself Europes most beautiful park and looks back on a long and eventful history. Everything began in 1848 with a few pinnipeds in a washtub at Hamburgs ´Spielbudenplatz´.
In 1907, Carl Hagenbeck opened his ´Future animal park with barless, moated exhibits´, a revolution in zoo design. Artificial rock backgrounds dominated the sight, animals were presented like being on a stage instead of behind cage bars.
World-famous panoramas, like the African and the Polar Sea panorama, still show animals of the same habitats. Incompatible species are separated by skillfully hidden ditches
Hagenbeck succeeded in breeding Indian rhinoceroses in 1964, for the first time in Germany. Walrus Antje, who died in 2003, has been symbol for more than thirty years. The animal park is still owned and led by the family in the sixth generation.
Since 1984, there are the ´Jungle Night´, evening spectacles with fireworks. In spite of some criticism, in winter circus acts are shown.
Traditionally, elephants are a speciality of Hagenbeckâs. More than half a dozen young elephants have been born here since 1992. Today, it is one of the biggest herds of Asian elephants in Europe.
New exhibits for mandrills and an aviary for macaws have been built.
The latest achievements are the new main entrance with a Nepalese temple, the Orang-Utan house and the new elephant hall.
Celebrating its anniversary in 2007, the family enterprise realized a new attraction: a troparium in Nepalese style that shows everything from ringtailed lemurs to crocodiles, mongooses, terrariums, nocturnal animals and aquariums.
Attractions & Services *
Playground, fairy tales
|Talks & shows|
Feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, penguins, otters
|Guided tours and special offers|
Several offers, education department
|Eat & drink|
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)
|Facilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies|
Handicapped and wheelchair accessible
|Shop and publications|
Shop, guidebook, journal
Dogs not allowed
Opening hours & entrance fees *
| ||all year round every day from 9 hrs. open. July until August: until 19 hrs., March until June, September, October: until 18 hrs.|
| ||November until February until 16:30 hrs., Christmas Eve and New Years Eve until 13 hrs.|
| ||Adults: 30,00 €|
| ||Children (age 4 – 16): 21,00 €|
| ||Family admission rates, groups discount rates|
How to get there
|By car: A7 exit Stellingen, then signposted. Car parks, some with fees|
| & ||By public transport: U2 to Hagenbecks Tierpark or bus no. 22, 39, 181, 281.|
| || Arial view and map at maps.google, in new window|
(for street map, click there on map and zoom out)
Staff & contact informationPersons in charge:
| ||Friederike Hagenbeck, Geschäftsführerin|
| ||Bettina Hering-Hagenbeck, Geschäftsführerin|
| ||Dr. Michael Flügger, Veterinär, Kurator Säugetiere|
| ||Dr. Guido Westhoff, Leiter Tropen-Aquarium|
|Address: ||Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2, 22527 Hamburg-Stellingen, GERMANY|
|Postal address:||Postfach 540 930, 22509 Hamburg|
|Operated by: ||Tierpark Hagenbeck Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft mbH|
| Member of: EAZA, VdZ, WAZA
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