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New year family trip advice


My family and I are in Hamburg for three nights over new year. Can anyone offer me any advice for activities to do during the day, places to eat and where to go on New Year's Eve to see fireworks perhaps? My children are six and four.



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1. Re: New year family trip advice

Depending on what you like and weather:

Main attractions for (not German speaking) kids would be during this season:


Boat tour around harbour/walks around that area including the old Elbe tunnel, Speicherstadt ahd Hafencity

a trip to the Hagenbeck zoo

a bit away but a trip to Willkomm-Höft is usually an experience for kids too

(http://www.schulauer-faehrhaus.de/willkomm-hoeft-schiffsbegrusungsanlage page in German but Google translate shall help)

St. Michaelis church

There is also the children museum http://www.kindermuseum-hamburg.de/

and the Altionaer Museum altonaer-museum.de/de/index.htm#.UoIXRaKKr08

which usually are suitable for children, just no idea whether language might be an issue. +

Plus the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe has a children and family section


The main fireworks are at the port along the Landungsbrücken, but be warned - it is a madhouse with thousands of people there - I would not take little children there. There are also some fireworks around the Alster lake, not as busy as at the port.

In regards to food - in general plenty of places around the Portuese quarter just north of the Landungsbrücken, there are not just Portuguese/Spanish restaurants but majority of them and usually, especially the ones run by Portuguese people, very family friendly from own experience.

You may also want to have a look here on TA for restaurants as you can filter child-friendly restaurants.

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2. Re: New year family trip advice

Thanks so much for this invaluable advice

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