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Gardens to Visit in Germany

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Whether you are a budding gardener, a blossoming enthusiast or a mature horticulturist the Classic Gardens of Germany offer a fragrant variety of architectural designs and flora & fauna to simply enjoy or gain inspiration from.

   
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Today, the urban landscape in Germany reflects a new commitment to ecology and the environment.

      Today, the urban landscape in Germany reflects a new commitment to ecology and the environment.
Like Berlin, Germany's capital, which is considered to be the "greenest" of Europe’s great cities, and all over the country there are so many other attractions for the enthusiast and ordinary visitor alike, such as Westpark in Munich, Hanover Herrenhausen, the Wilhelma in Stuttgart and the Palmengarten in Frankfurt,

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Augustusburg, Brühl
Augustusburg, Brühl
In Brühl, near Cologne, is the Rococo treasure and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Augustusburg. Commissioned by the Elector and Archbishop of Cologne, Clement August, it was built in 1725 by the...
Botanical Gardens Munich
Botanical Gardens Munich
One of the most important Botanical Gardens in the world is situated in Munich’s leafy suburb of Nymphenburg. Here, the Botanischer Garten in Munich provides its visitors with hours of sheer...
Botanika, Bremen
Botanika, Bremen
Right in the middle of Bremen's well known Rhodendron park, Botanika presents exciting floral landscapes that take visitors to new discoveries of three bewilderingley rich flowerscape attractions:...
ega Erfurt
ega Erfurt
The ega Erfurt is one of the largest and most beautiful recreational parks in Germany, with flowers galore, parks, theme gardens, exhibition buildings, playgrounds and a kids' fun farm. It is home...
Englischer Garten, Munich
Englischer Garten, Munich
Designed by the British-American scientist Sir Benjamin Thompson and the German landscape architect, Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell, the English Garden in Munich, inaugurated in 1808, is larger than New...
Garden Event Dates
Garden Event Dates
Garden Event Dates Schwetzinger Festspiele –annual festival and castle garden concerts end of April – mid-June Schwetzingen near Heidelberg www.schwetzinger-festspiele.de ...
Germany's National Parks
Germany's National Parks
More than a quarter of land in Germany is taken up by the 13 National Parks, 14 Biosphere Reserves, and 80 Nature parks. They provide locals and visitor alike with a chance to relax, walk, cycle or...
Hermannshof, Weinheim (Heidelberg)
Hermannshof, Weinheim (Heidelberg)
At Weinheim visitors can experience further examples of the New German planting style. Also an experimental garden for perennial plants, the Hermannshof is divided into seven different habitats and...
Herrenhausen, Hanover
Herrenhausen, Hanover
Hanover’s Green Belt emerged as early as the 17th century and beginning with the creation of the Grosser Garten (Great Garden) at Herrenhausen in 1666, a continuous artistic development of the...
Island of Mainau on Lake Constance
Island of Mainau on Lake Constance
Close to Konstanz and Meersburg on the eastern arm of Lake Constance lies the island of Mainau which is internationally renowned for its unique floral displays. One highlight of the Mainau...
Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart
Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart
The gardens at Ludwigsburg, just outside Stuttgart, offer something for all the family. Building work on the palace itself started in 1704 but it was only when Duke Eberhard Ludwig of...
Muskauer Park, Bad Muskau
Muskauer Park, Bad Muskau
"If only you had another 150,000 Thaler, I would marry you again." Thus Hermann, Prince Pückler-Muskau reassured his soon to be ex-wife after he had squandered away his entire...
Nymphenburg, Munich
Nymphenburg, Munich
Next to Munich’s Botanical Gardens lies the famous Baroque complex of Nymphenburg. Originally built to celebrate the birth of their son and heir and envisaged as a summer residence for the...
Palmengarten Frankfurt
Palmengarten Frankfurt
A burning ambition of the garden architect and botanical trader, Heinrich Siesmayer, coupled with the opportunity to purchase a collection of exotic plants put up for sale due to a change of abode by...
Palmengarten, Frankfurt am Main
Palmengarten, Frankfurt am Main
At the Palmengarten Botanical Garden in Frankfurt/Main, a prairie garden was established in 1989. Here a deep gravel base supports a variety of plants – Mediterranean wood and grasses, and also...
Pillnitz, Dresden
Pillnitz, Dresden
The art of combining a formal Baroque garden with an English style park has been perfected at Pillnitz Castle nr. Dresden. The castle, idyllically situated next to the river Elbe, was rebuilt in...
Rhododendron Park – Castle Dennenlohe
Rhododendron Park – Castle Dennenlohe
It is the biggest rhododendron park in Southern Germany. The park comprises an area of 85,000 square metres. The leading actors of that beautiful place are rhododendrons and azaleas. Thousands of...
Rosenau, Coburg
Rosenau, Coburg
Rosenau, originally a 16th century castle and 300 years later birthplace of the queen consort, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, was later reconstructed in the style of an English manor house. In...
Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam
Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam
Another splendid example of a garden inspired by the French style is Potsdam’s Sanssouci Palace, the modest (well, by royal standards) "maison de plaisance" summer residence of...
Sayn Palace and Park
Sayn Palace and Park
The park was lain out in the mid-19th century as an English-style park. The park draws its special charm from a multitude of rare trees, the lake with its fountain, an artistic grotto, the ruin of a...
Schleißheim, Munich
Schleißheim, Munich
Originally designed in 1684, the Baroque gardens at Schleißheim near Munich are a fine example of geometrically laid out formal gardens. The Parterre and cascade were added 30 years later by...
Schwetzingen, Heidelberg
Schwetzingen, Heidelberg
Schwetzingen Palace, near Heidelberg, dates back to the 14th century. Built as a moated castle, it was subsequently used as a hunting lodge two centuries later. Today, the castle and its gardens...
Tropical Island, Brandenburg
Tropical Island, Brandenburg
The world’s biggest indoor rainforest is set to attract record numbers of visitors. ‘Tropical Island’ has been created by a British company and is substantially bigger than the Eden...
Vineyard and Garden Fitz Ritter
Vineyard and Garden Fitz Ritter
The vineyard’s stately, classical mansion, built in 1785, with its gleaming, yellow façade and protecting, majestic trees gives the visitor the impression of time having stood still. An...
Wackerbarth, Radebeul (Dresden)
Wackerbarth, Radebeul (Dresden)
At nearby Radebeul, Wackerbarth castle with its enchanting Belvedere and gardens provides a focal point for one of Germany’s largest vineyards. Formal gardens with immaculately clipped box...
Weihenstephan, Freising
Weihenstephan, Freising
Weihenstephan, another inspirational New German garden, has been established in the small town of Freising near Munich. The visual effect of Foxtail Lilies paired with Euphorbia griffithii and...
Westpark, Munich
Westpark, Munich
A superb example of the new German garden style of planting mimicking nature and using herbaceous perennials can be found at the Westpark public park in Munich. The designer Rosemary Weisse is famous...
Wilhelma, Stuttgart
Wilhelma, Stuttgart
A completely different experience is offered at the Wilhelma in Stuttgart where plant-life meets animal kingdom. Here, the Amazonia building isn’t just an indoor tropical mountain forest with...
Wörlitzer Park, Dessau
Wörlitzer Park, Dessau
The construction of the first classical garden in mainland Europe grew from the noble idea of harmonizing the co-existence of humans, nature and the countryside. Returning from their English sojourn,...
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