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Old Botanical Gardens (Alter Botanischer Garten)

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Neighbourhood: St. Pauli
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Address: Stephanspl., Hamburg, Germany
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Eden Centre without the price tag attached!

We had a lovely time in here. The plants are labelled and set out beautifully. The smells are wonderful. We really enjoyed it here and would recommend a visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 August 2016
Karen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely time in here. The plants are labelled and set out beautifully. The smells are wonderful. We really enjoyed it here and would recommend a visit.

Thank Karen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We just discovered the gardens the day we were leaving. There is a stream and a lot of paths, a bridge over the stream, waterfalls, a green house (but we were too late to get in). Lots of people enjoy this garden, but because there are so many different paths (at different levels), one doesn't see that many of them.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The gardens and views are amazing, botanical gardens free admission and worth the visit. Lots of benches to sit and take in the views

Thank Linda H
Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went there with my girlfriend and was amazed with the variety and styles in the gardens. Very beautiful and can recommend a visit there.

Thank Mads T
Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Old Botanical Gardens (free admission) is a good place for a timeout from the hectic city life. It’s centrally located near Damtor railwaystation and Stephansplatz. You can walk under the trees around the small lake (watch out if you can see turtles in the water) or relax on the sun terraces near the greenhouses. There are also a lot... More 

Thank JensTetz
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

We like to visit the Botanical Gardens in each city we visit. This one has lots of water and water plants. The Japanese garden is particularly nice. Even in very late October the garden still had plenty of vegetation to make the visit worthwhile. Would like to revisit in Summer. I was confused by other reviews on here that incorrectly... More 

Thank James F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Spent a few hours in the garden/park on a Sunday and it was fantastic! They had a festival for kids to celebrate Oktoberfest but it wasn't overwhelming or hard to get away from if you desired. Bring a book and relax for a little bit!

Thank Tucker G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere, chill on the cafes & be amazed of the flowers, japanese garden & beautiful ponds. There's also playground for kids and in one pond you can hop from one stone to another to cross the pond!

Thank TinasFI
Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Lots to see and many paths to explore in these diverse gardens, which are a lovely haven from the bustle of the city. Great photo opportunities, especially with Heinrich Hertz Tower forming such a contrasting backdrop. Easy to get to on foot or on the metro.

Thank phutty
Alanya, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

We came by this garden, by accident, and entered a beautiful and lovely place in the centre of Hamburg. Fascinating to walk around in this garden as there where plants and flowers all over. Looked like the plants where growing wild even though they are controlled. This is fascinating, and it did not cost anything, but you could freely give... More 

Thank Jesper T

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