9 Botanical Gardens in Germany that you should visit - With photos & details

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9 Botanical Gardens to explore in Germany

Country with the largest population in Europe. Stretches from the North and the Baltic Sea in the north to the Alps in the south. It is traversed by some of Europe's major rivers such as the Rhine, Danube and Elbe.

Botanical Garden and Botanical MuseumKönigin-Luise-Straße 6-8, 14195 Berlin, Germany

The complex consists of several buildings and glass-houses which features a collection of orchids, carnivorous plants and giant white water lily. The best-known part of the garden is the Great Pavilion (Großes Tropenhaus). The temperature inside is maintained at 30 °C and air humidity is kept high. Among the many tropical plants it hosts a giant bamboo.

Botanical Garden LeipzigLinnéstraße 1, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

A botanical garden in Leipzig, Saxony, Germany. Established in 1542, it is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world, the garden is maintained by the University of Leipzig, and since 1857 the garden was cultivated more than 10,000 species, of which 4,500 were grown in greenhouses.

Botanischer Garten GrugaparkVirchowstraße 167a, 45147 Essen, Germany

It is a municipal botanical garden located in the Essen city. It was established in 1927 for entertainment, education, and research. Parts of the garden was destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and re-designed in 1965.

Loki Schmidt GardenOhnhorststraße, 22609 Hamburg, Germany

Loki Schmidt Garden is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Hamburg. The garden is open daily without charge, and it is organized into three main sections: Systematic garden, Geographical garden, and Plant and man.

PalmengartenPalmengarten der Stadt, Siesmayerstraße 63, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

It is one of the three botanical gardens in Frankfurt, Germany, located in the Westend-Süd district with 22 hectares. The botanical exhibits are organized according to their origin in free-air or climatized greenhouses, which also contain numerous tropical and subtropical plants.

Planten un BlomenMarseiller Str., 20355 Hamburg, Germany

Planten un Blomen is a must-visit park. The estimated area of the park is 47 hectares (116.1 acres), the park contains a large playground and the Old Botanical Garden of Hamburg. The park houses children's shows and concerts, and the visitors can see the first plant in the park that was planted in 1821 by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann.

The Grand Garden of DresdenHauptallee 10, 01219 Dresden, Germany

The Grand Garden of Dresden is the largest in Dresden, built in the Baroque style 1676, located in Dresden, Germany. In 1814 the garden was opened to become a public garden. The garden houses a Baroque Summer Palace, Dresden Zoo, and Dresden Botanical Garden.

WilhelmaWilhelma 13, 70376 Stuttgart, Germany

Spread in an area of about 30 hectares (0.30 km2), it houses around 11,500 animals from around the world composed of roughly 1,200 species and roughly 6000 plants from all climates. Wilhelma receives gorilla juveniles rejected by their mother and reared by the zookeepers. At age 2-3, the gorillas are sent back to their original zoo(s).

Zoo LeipzigPfaffendorfer Str. 29, 04105 Leipzig, Germany

Zoo Leipzig is amongst the best zoos in the world, with an area of 27 hectares the zoo houses around 850 species. It also has bred more than 2,000 lions, 250 rare Siberian tigers, and other carnivores like bears. The zoo also has large glasshouse contains tropical plants and approximately 17,000 plants.