EXCURSIONS AROUND VOLKSDORF
Thinking of spending a few nice days in Hamburg Volksdorf but still looking for ideas? Take a look at our suggestions for indoors and out, young and old and every kind of weather.
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North Germany’s largest and best indoor playground with many different attractions. From free-fall slide to trampoline to climbing wall, there is something for everyone. Feel free to run wild here!
Open from monday through sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Located in the middle of Volksdorf forest, the Kletterwald Hamburg is the best and most sophisticated high rope garden in North Germany. Experience the thrill of pure adrenaline as you traverse seven exciting courses ranging between 2 m and 10 m above ground.
In the summer season (April to October), open from monday through sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
Bäderland Parkbad Volksdorf
The open-air swimming pool in Volksdorf offers great fun and relaxation for young and old. Small explorers will love the Taka Tuku children’s landscape with turtles, octopuses and pirate ship, while swimmers certainly get their money’s worth in our two 25 m pools.
Open from monday through friday, 06:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday to sunday, 08:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m..
Sauna open, 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Special opening times on public holidays: more information on the website
The Volksdorf museum village – Hamburg’s only museum village – is located right next to the Hotel du Nord. Regarded as the nucleus of the former Walddorf, excavations show traces of a settlement up to the Neolithic period. Five of the seven half-timbered houses offer guided tours. Their inventory gives us an impression of the peasant life on the Storman Geest more than a hundred years ago. The oldest building on the site is the “Spiekerhus” from 1624.
The grounds are also home to endangered species of livestock found on farms in the 19th century, such as sheep, pigs, goats and free-range chickens as well as Schleswig Coldblood horses, which were often used for agricultural work and carriage rides. The “De Spieker” Museum Association also shows agriculture from a bygone era, without the use of modern technology.
One of the houses is also set up as a farmhouse with stables corresponding to those usually only seen in picture books. The living museum brings old traditions and crafts to life at numerous events throughout the year. Participation is actively encouraged and is a particularly fun highlight for families with children.
Opening times – grounds:
Tuesday to sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., free admission during event-free periods
Guided tours of the buildings:
April to October: Friday to sunday 03:00 p.m.,
November to March: Sunday 03:00 p.m.
A magnificently resplendent moated castle in Renaissance style with original interior furnishings in the castle museum, extensive castle grounds and several adjacent buildings. The castle is the highlight of the town of Ahrensburg, which lies on the outskirts of Hamburg.
March to October: daily open, not monday and friday 11.00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
November to February: Wednesday, saturday and sunday, open 11.00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
The Bürgerhaus Koralle, official community centre of the Walddörfer (forest villages), was born out of a private citizens initiative and forms the centre of cultural life for Hamburg’s Volksdorf district and the surrounding Walddörfer.
The arthouse cinema in the Bürgerhaus Volksdorf shows premières, documentaries, children’s films, readings and all manner of lectures.