15 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.
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.
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.
botanica - Bremen's great world of discovery is the name of a nature experience center in the Rhododendron Park Bremen. The facility shows the great variety of tropical and subtropical rhododendrons and their accompanying flora in natural greenhouses. In an interactive discovery center, it also provides in-depth knowledge of the importance of biological diversity. The facility, which is open all year round, is suitable for adults and children from around five years of age and is largely barrier-
The Europa-Rosarium in Sangerhausen has the largest rose collection in the world. Today more than 8,600 rose species and rose varieties, over 57 rose classes - a total of around 80,000 rose bushes are planted on an area of 13 hectares. These include around 500 different species and forms of wild roses. The rosarium is operated by the GRF Foundation Europa-Rosarium Sangerhausen.
Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm is a cultural landscape in Saxony-Anhalt that is significant throughout Europe and consists of several buildings and landscape parks based on the English model. The garden realm today covers an area of 142 km² along the Elbe in the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since November 2000 . It was included in the Blue Book published in 2001.
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 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 Rennsteiggarten Oberhof is a botanical garden for mountain flora on the Rennsteig near Oberhof in the Thuringian Forest. The Rennsteig Garden shows almost 4,000 different plant species from the mountains of Europe, Asia, North and South America, New Zealand, and the Arctic region on an area of seven hectares.
The Rhododendron Park in Bremen offers a unique collection of rhododendrons and azaleas on an area of 46 hectares . Of the approx. 1,000 different rhododendron game species worldwide, more than 600 grow here and in the botanika. In addition, approx. 3,500 cultivated varieties are presented to the approx. 300,000 visitors each year. The Rhododendron Park Bremen has the second largest collection of rhododendron species and varieties in the world.
A majestic mansion which was built in 1765 as a tenement house for a grand-ducal demesne, Schloss Tiefurt served from 1776 as the residence of Prince Friedrich Ferdinand Constantin. Tiefurt Park covers an area of 21 hectares on both sides of the Ilm. Gently sloping fields with beautiful groups of trees stretch to the bank of the river. A steep slope covered with dense forest rises on the far side. Numerous memorials and park constructions invite visitors to linger.
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 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.