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Japanese Garden

This garden is an oasis of tranquility in the heart of the city, offering cultural events amid idyllic ponds and colorful blooms.

The peaceful Japanese Garden provides a welcome escape from the busy city streets, with walking paths winding between ponds and exotic trees. The garden is located in the north section of the 117-acre (47-hectare) Planten un Blomen (Plants and Flowers) park, between the towering Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) and Hamburg Fair.

Japanese landscape architect Yoshikuni Araki designed the site in 1990, and today it’s the largest Japanese garden in Europe. Each element of the garden has been carefully planned, so it’s easy to navigate. Recharge your batteries while sitting by the waterfalls, ponds, rock formations and exotic plants that make up this harmonious garden.

The centerpiece of the Japanese Garden is a traditional tea house by the edge of the pond, complete with a small terrace opening onto the water. Between May and September various events are held here aimed at introducing visitors to ancient Japanese customs, including traditional tea ceremonies. Take part by booking classes in calligraphy, Taiko drums and more. The tea house is open in the afternoons from Tuesday to Saturday and entrance to these events is free. Check the summer program on the Planten un Blomen park’s official website.

The surrounding park offers much more than just Japanese-inspired plants and flowers. It also features a carefully sculpted rose garden, a tropical greenhouse, picnic areas, fountains, mini-golf, trampoline, summer rollerblading, winter ice skating and more. It’s easy to spend an afternoon or even a full day here. 

The park is centrally located in the Dammtor district, and there is car parking available in the vicinity. Catch public transportation to Stephansplatz U-bahn station or Hamburg Dammtor S-bahn station. Get some exercise and ride a bike to the park, but note that bikes must be pushed inside the park or they can be securely parked at the entrances.

Planten un Blomen and the Japanese Garden are open from early in the morning until late in the evening year-round. Admission is free.


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Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg ¥13,620
Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg

Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg

Marseiller Strasse 2, Hamburg, HH
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Neustadt, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Planten un Blomen and Hamburger Dom. Reeperbahn and Hamburg City Hall are also within 1 mi (2 km). Dammtor S-Bahn and Stephansplatz U-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

    Novum Style Hotel Hamburg-Centrum ¥5,824
    Novum Style Hotel Hamburg-Centrum

    Novum Style Hotel Hamburg-Centrum

    Steindamm 68-70, Hamburg, HH
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Saint Georg, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Arts and Crafts Hamburg and Moenckebergstrasse. Miniatur Wunderland and Hamburg Dungeon are also within 2 mi (3 km). South Central U-Bahn is 5 minutes by foot and Lohmuhlenstrasse U-Bahn is 5 minutes.

      Scandic Hamburg Emporio ¥10,420
      Scandic Hamburg Emporio

      Scandic Hamburg Emporio

      Dammtorwall 19, Hamburg, HH
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Neustadt, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hamburger Dom, Jungfernstieg, and Hamburg Messe and Congress. Congress Center Hamburg and Reeperbahn are also within 1 mi (2 km). Gaensemarkt U-Bahn is 6 minutes by foot and Stephansplatz U-Bahn is 6 minutes.

        25hours Hotel HafenCity ¥12,525
        25hours Hotel HafenCity

        25hours Hotel HafenCity

        Überseeallee 5, Hamburg, HH
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in HafenCity, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of International Maritime Museum, Prototyp Auto Museum, and German Customs Museum. Traditional Ship Harbour and Miniatur Wunderland are also within 15 minutes. Messberg U-Bahn is 11 minutes by foot and Steinstrasse U-Bahn is 13 minutes.

          Ruby Lotti Hotel Hamburg ¥12,140
          Ruby Lotti Hotel Hamburg

          Ruby Lotti Hotel Hamburg

          Düsternstraße 1-3, Hamburg
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Neustadt, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Neuer Wall, St. Michaelis Church, and Hamburg City Hall. Miniatur Wunderland and Hamburg Dungeon are also within 15 minutes. Stadthausbrücke S-Bahn and Rodingsmarkt U-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

            Lindner Hotel Am Michel ¥10,876
            Lindner Hotel Am Michel

            Lindner Hotel Am Michel

            Neanderstr. 20, Hamburg, HH
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Neustadt, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Michaelis Church and Reeperbahn. St. Pauli Piers and Jungfernstieg are also within 15 minutes. St. Pauli U-Bahn is 8 minutes by foot and Stadthausbrücke S-Bahn is 9 minutes.

              NH Collection Hamburg City ¥11,694
              NH Collection Hamburg City

              NH Collection Hamburg City

              Feldstr. 53-58, Hamburg, HH
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Sternschanze, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hamburger Dom, Reeperbahn, and Operettenhaus. St. Michaelis Church and St. Pauli Piers are also within 1 mi (2 km). Messehallen U-Bahn and Feldstrasse U-Bahn are within a 5-minute walk.

                IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe ¥8,858
                IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe

                IntercityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe

                St. Petersburger Straße 1, Hamburg, HH
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Sternschanze, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hamburg Messe and Congress and Hamburger Dom. Reeperbahn and Operettenhaus are also within 1 mi (2 km). Messehallen U-Bahn is only a 4-minute walk and Sternschanze Station is 10 minutes.