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Palmengarten, Frankfurt

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Wander through 22 hectares (54.4 acres) of lush, landscaped gardens at Frankfurt's Palmengarten. Holding the title for the largest garden of its kind in Germany, the botanical wonderland features an exotic array of plants and trees from around the world. Explore the 14-building greenhouse complex to admire rare tropical and subtropical plant species. Or visit the 18 m (59 ft) tall iron palm house. It was modeled after the magnificent World's Fair palaces in London and Paris. Be sure to carry cash. Credit cards are not accepted for the entrance fee. Plan to visit Palmengarten during your Frankfurt vacation using our convenient Frankfurt online route maker.
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  • I visited it in winter so I could not enjoy many beautiful plants and flowers that will bloom in spring The Cactus building was really nice The Butterfies are is not good for these animals (small... 
    I visited it in winter so I could not enjoy many beautiful plants and flowers that will bloom in spring The Cactus building was really nice The Butterfies are is not good for these animals (small...  more »
  • Nicely laid out botanical gardens with lots of specialist glass houses containing plants from around the world. Though the exterior gardens were sparse being winter, we spent an enjoyable couple of... 
    Nicely laid out botanical gardens with lots of specialist glass houses containing plants from around the world. Though the exterior gardens were sparse being winter, we spent an enjoyable couple of...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful 🌼 Tix were €7 for adults, €2 for children. Big park. Good for picnics for families with children. Beautiful exhibits of succulents and cacti. Waterfalls and fountains. Absolutely gorgeous. Literally gone for a long walk in the park. On a nice blue sky day 💙 makes perfect pictures. Worth the visit. 3 cafes but only 1 open. Boutique is small but lady is friendly. Takes card payments for transactions above €20, otherwise a €0.50 charge.
  • Absolutely stunning botanical garden with a large collection of plant and flower species that is a “must see” in Frankfurt! visited the garden in the middle of the sunny Wednesday afternoon, and it was quite busy as there was a line for ticketing. However, it did not feel crowded once inside the gardens or the glasshouses. They had a storyboard in front of the gate to keep guests informed what is currently open and what is closed - nice touch! Firstly, we visited the glass houses, where each section was represented by a different climate – tropical, dry, continental, savanna, arctic and many more. What I personally really enjoyed was the fact I was able to see and find plants of all the fruit I enjoy eating such as banana, avocado, mango, papaya, pineapple and also plants of well-known spices such as muscat nut, vanilla, cardamom. Benches for relaxation were located in the sections of the glasshouses. Another spectacular place to visit was the “butterfly” house (open only at certain periods of the year) where we could observe dozens of butterfly species and learn about their life. Must visit place was the large Palmenhaus which basically took us to the middle of the tropical forest. In the large premises of the garden, we found many different sections of plants and flowers, such as peonies garden, bamboo forest, rhododendron garden (when we visited in mid of April, rhododendrons were not yet blooming) or succulent rock garden – all spectacular places worth visiting. We were amazed by the huge size of the gardens, and there were still sections we hadn't visited during our 4 hours walk! Maps were located quite frequently so it was easy to navigate through, however some explanations and descriptions of the plants were available only in German. Couple of small snack bars were located in the gardens, nothing fancy, just drinks, ice cream and fresh waffles. It seems easy to come here with a blanket and a good book to have a “lazy” afternoon. Definitely worth spending 7 EUR as entrance fee! Visited in the middle of April 2022.

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