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Tierpark Hagenbeck

City: 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 description

Hagenbeck´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 *

KinderFor children
Playground, fairy tales

StreichelnPetting animals
Petting enclosure

TiershowsTalks & shows
Feeding talks: seals/pinnipeds, penguins, otters

AttraktionenOther attractions

AngeboteGuided tours and special offers
Several offers, education department

EssenEat & drink
Kiosk, restaurant
(this information may also refer to facilities nearby)

ServiceFacilities and restrictions for handicapped and babies
Handicapped and wheelchair accessible

InfoShop and publications
Shop, guidebook, journal

Dogs not allowed

Opening hours & entrance fees *


Opening hours

 dotall year round every day from 9 hrs. open. July until August: until 19 hrs., March until June, September, October: until 18 hrs.
 dotNovember until February until 16:30 hrs., Christmas Eve and New Years Eve until 13 hrs.


Entrance fees

 dotAdults: 30,00 €
 dotChildren (age 4 – 16): 21,00 €
 dotFamily admission rates, groups discount rates

How to get there

AnfahrtBy car: A7 exit Stellingen, then signposted. Car parks, some with fees

Anfahrt & By public transport: U2 to Hagenbecks Tierpark or bus no. 22, 39, 181, 281.

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Staff & contact information

Persons in charge:
 dotFriederike Hagenbeck, Geschäftsführerin
 dotBettina Hering-Hagenbeck, Geschäftsführerin
 dotDr. Michael Flügger, Veterinär, Kurator Säugetiere
 dotDr. Guido Westhoff, Leiter Tropen-Aquarium


PostAddress: 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

MaileMail: info@hagenbeck.de
WebWebsite: http://www.hagenbeck.de

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