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Choco­late Museum, Mess­berg 1, 20095 Ham­burg. Tick­ets: Adult €12-17, child 6-17 €10-12.

One of Ger­many’s big­gest zoos, grow­ing from a col­lec­tion of seals in 1848 to over 210 dif­fer­ent an­i­mal species to­day, Tier­park Ha­gen­beck is home to ev­ery­thing from ele­phants to orang­utans and tou­cans to tigers. Fa­mous for be­ing the first zoo ‘with­out bars’, get up close and per­sonal and see al­li­ga­tors and sharks in a trop­i­cal aquar­ium, feed ele­phants by hand and jour­ney into an Arctic-themed po­lar world.

Lok­st­edter Gren­zs­trasse 2, 22527 Ham­burg. Tick­ets: Adults: 20,00 €;

Es­cape to a leafy oa­sis in the cen­tre of the city: Planten and Blomen, 47 hectares of lush ur­ban park. Home to one of the largest Ja­panese land­scaped gar­dens in Europe, ex­plore a va­ri­ety of themed gar­dens, in­clud­ing a trop­i­cal house and rose gar­den with over 300 dif­fer­ent types of rose.

Pack a pic­nic and head to one of the free clas­si­cal con­certs hosted daily in the park dur­ing the sum­mer, or in win­ter­time take to the ice on one of the largest ice-skat­ing rinks in Europe. From pup­pet shows to pony rides and mu­si­cal foun­tains to theatre shows, there’s plenty for a fun-packed day out.

Ex­plore the his­toric port area of St. Pauli’s Lan­dungs­brucken and dis­cover how Ham­burg earned its ti­tle as one of the lead­ing mar­itime cap­i­tals in the world. As the third largest port in Europe, this ma­jor trans­port hub han­dles 138 mil­lion

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