Days Out: Hamburg East

Museum fur Bergedorf und die Vierlande
Located in historical castle with park and water ditch, exhibition rooms showing furniture and life of local farmers and citizens. Special exhibitions and childrens program. Open in summer 11:00-17:00, Monday closed, at Bergedorf Castle.
Hochseilgarten Geesthacht
High rope course located at River Elbe banks, five courses and levels of difficulty, open April to October daily 10:00 to 18:00, Mondays closed, for kids from age 6 and adults, at Elbuferstrasse, 21502 Geesthacht.
Sachsenwald-Bad Tonteich
Natural lake amid Sachsenwald forest with outdoor swimming facilities, non-swimmers area, open in summer Monday to Friday 6:00-20:00, weekend 9:00-20:00, Am Tonteich, 21521 Wohltorf.
Beach Hohendeicher See
Lake directly behind elbe dyke, western part used by windsurfers, southern beach for families, wheelchair accessible toilets available. Oortkatenufer 1, 21037 Hamburg. Check water quality online.
Family and fitness swimming pool, outdoor pool and lawn and sauna, open daily 10:00-22:00, sauna 23:00, ladies sauna on Thursday, Reetwerder 25, 21029 Hamburg (Bergedorf).
Butterfly Gardens Friedrichsruh
Tropical house and open air garden with great variety of butterflies, small animals and koi fish, located amid Forest Sachsenwald. Open mid March to October daily 10:00-18:00 at Am Schlossteich 8, 21521 Friedrichsruh.
Bad Billstedt
Family and fitness swimming centre with pools indoor and outdoor, slides, water-climbing wall. Open Monday to Thursday 10:00-20:00, Friday 8:30, weekend 10:00-18:00, at Archenholzstr. 50 a 22117 Hamburg (Billstedt).
Rieck Haus
Traditional farmers house of 1533, with stables and workshops is open to the public, showing the work and family life of a Vierlanden houshold. Open summer 10:00-17:00, winter until 16:00, Mondays closed. At Curslacker Deich 284, 21039 Hamburg.