Tierpark Hagenbeck


City: Hamburg-Stellingen

Country: Germany

State: Hamburg


Opend 1907


Species 510

The zoo can be caled the craddle of the modern zoo, it's known for its panoramas of which the African and Polar panoramas still are the highlight of the visit. It also has an quite interesting tropical house. Of rare shown species you meet walrus, onager and the North Chinese leopard

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Hagenbeck Tierpark
Lokstedter Grenzstraße 2
D - 22527 Hamburg



Phone nr 040 5300330

Open minimum 9am-4.30pm (the aquarium to 6pm)

Entrance for Zoo & Aquarium (there are tickets only valid for one part)
  • Adult 36 Euro
  • Child 26 Euro
  • Familly* 98 €
*Family tickets are valid for 2 adults and up to 2 children, if you have a 3rd child the price is totally 110 €

Annual card (valid for a calender year)
  • Adult 180 Euro
  • Child 115 Euro
At the zoo is apetting zoo that children will love, fun is as well feeding the elephants or the giraffes


The Hagenbeck family heads up their zoo in its sixth generation. This establishment, which has been non-profit making since 1989, occupies a special place in the zoological landscape: the Hagenbeck Zoo is the only family led, non-profit making zoological garden in Europe which receives no state subsidies for the on-going operation. The daily running costs of 47,000 euros (zoo and aquarium) have to be covered by the gate money alone. This has to be compared with other German zoos such as the one in Hanover or the Berlin Zoological Gardens which receive state benefits running into millions. They need more public money than the zoo sales make. Carl Hagenbeck built what no other dared to dream of. In 1907, the Hamburg man opened the first barless zoo in the world. As early as the end of the eighteenth century, this son of a fishmonger had the idea of showing animals no longer caged up but in open viewing enclosures. In his zoo of the future, nothing more than unseen ditches were to separate wild animals from members of the public. Carl Hagenbeck patented this idea in 1896. Nine years later his dream was to come true in Hamburg-Stellingen. The revolutionary open viewing enclosures and panoramas were in fact ridiculed in professional circles but took the public‘s breath away. The Tierpark Hagenbeck is considered to have prepared the way for today‘s wildlife adventure parks. Even today new zoological gardens are being created to his model.
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After paying the entrance fee we show the aquarium ticket at the entrance of the building. The first animals we meet are the ring-tailed lemurs, don't be scared if suddenly one sits on your shoulder. Outside of theire enclosure we see som reptiles like the chameleon as well as the hyrax. Next are the common dwarf mongoose and then we look at the nile crocodile swimming under water, here in theire element they really seem like freafull creatures of the past. To the right is mangrove forrest with mud-skippers. Going a bit up we see the large crocodile lake from above, here we have the chance to see several birds like the Southern Carmine Bee-eater. Some wooden steps then lead you down to an old mine where you meet kreepe insects, poison dart frogs, bats and pythons. In a grotto you the see cave tetras and whip spiders. Passing a corridor we then see poisones snakes as the green mamba. In this section there also are cockroaches and bird eating spiders. Then inside a submarine we even dive deeper first in to the freshwaters of the Amazone, then deeper to the coral reef of the red sea till we finally reached the open ocean with large sharks. Now heading the stairs ups we see the crocodile lake frome above again befor we go outside and turn right, to enter the zoo part. Here you have to show you second ticket. The first animals we meet are the Asian elephants, the zoo has one of Europes largest breeding groups. At the onager we turn right to see the Bactrian camel and the funny coaty. At the lake we turn left and see the Hamadryas baboon. Following the enclosure we se the giant otters. They bred here for the first time in Europe. Then turnig left and following another lake to the left, we se the red-and-green macaw. Still going to the left we turn right at the eastern white pelicans, to se the guine pigs befor we enter the macaw house. The next room is full of free flying budgerigars while we look at the red kangaroo. Outside again we the rabits and follow the path across to se the Kamchatka brown bear. Passing the former entrance we turn right  and after a while right again to se the red kangaroos. Passing the Japanese bridge then and then turning left, where we are having the petting zoo. Here we meet goats, sheep, donkeys, Shetland ponies and pigs. Turning right we enter the stables to se rats. Behind the house is an aviary for South American birds like the red ibis. Across is the South American Tapir and next to it red-necked cranes, reev's bell deer (several of the animals are running freely in the zoo) as well as storks. Let us now look at the old bird house, home to tropical birds, as the glossy starling. Then it's time to see the Polarium, where we start with Humboldt's penguin. They are followed by sea lions and the whalerus. Turning inside the rocks we then see the polar bear and entering an aviary for Atlantic puffin. The last inhabitans are the arctic penguins, like the king penguin. Outside again we have the African panorama in front of us, starting with a lake full of flamingos. Behind it are red river hogs, warty hogs, ostriches ans zebras. Next we find the mandrill and behind them the porcupines. Then it time to see the mighty lion. Let us now see a large savannah with giraffes, grater kudus and the impalas. On the top of the mountain we are having Barbary sheep, Hamalayan tahr and the lesser panda. Going arround the rock and then following the lake to the right we meet emperor tamarins and white-fronted sakis After a while we the see the greater flamingo and turn right. After the restaurant we see the Formica polyctena beforwe see the bison. In front of it is an enclosure for prairie dogs and the urson. On the right we then see the alpaca and rheas. Following the road to the left we have the elk and wild turkey. Across is a larg aviary for China leopards. Arround it is an aviary for snowy owls and and the honey bee. Turning right we meet the Amur tiger followed by a house for gigant tortoise. After the dinosaurs we turn right to see the Orangutand the Oriental small-clawed otters. Heading for the baboons once more we see the capybara. We then turn right to see the black buck and the sika deer. 

DE: Dieser Zoo ist Weltbekannt für seine Panoramen und Freianlagen - weltweit der erste Zoo mit solchen. Neben einem sehr interessanten Tropenhause hat er das Polarium und zeigt seltenheiten wie den Walross und die Onagers

DK: Denne have er verdensberømt for sine panoramaer og frianlæg - verdens første have med sådanne. Ved siden af et interessant tropehus er der et polarie og der vises sjældenhedder som hvalrosser og onagre
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