These cities have a green secret: the most beautiful gardens
Throughout Germany you can find some green secrets that invite you to relax, from Lower Saxony to Bavaria. We will tell you here which very special gardens are worth a visit.
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Do you need a break from the hectic everyday life? In many cities in Germany you often don’t have to search long for a city garden. However, there are also particularly beautiful pearls among them – we will present seven of them in more detail.
Hundisburg Palace and Baroque Garden in Saxony-Anhalt
Visiting an impressive castle and then visiting the historic Baroque garden? In Hundisburg, a small town in Saxony-Anhalt, there is the opportunity to do this at any time of the year. The Althaldensleben Landscape Park is located right next to the castle and garden.
There, on about 100 hectares, you can admire over 150 native and foreign tree species and experience the splendor of a Baroque garden, whose first precursors date back to the late Middle Ages. And you can feel it too. Exhibitions and musical events are regularly held in the castle. There are also overnight stays.
Green oasis in the heart of Rostock – the rose garden
Admiring a true beauty of a fountain and breathing in the scent of numerous roses? This is possible during the flowering period in the Rostock rose garden. The extensive gardens of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania were designed as early as 1860 and have been inviting visitors to the city for a relaxing stroll ever since.
The figure of the fountain “The Drinking One” has been found in the adjacent ramparts since 1922. In addition to roses, azaleas and then numerous rhododendron bushes bloom in spring.
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Romantic herb garden in Lüneburg
The area of the monastery of Lünen in Lower Saxony includes more than six gardens. The herb garden, where numerous medicinal plants and herbs can be found, is particularly impressive. A small stream flows between the monastery church, the cloister and the infirmary.
The vast meadow orchards invite you to linger. In between you will find a rustic monastery cafe and the monastery museum, where you can get many interesting insights into the life of the residents and their history.
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Expert tip in Thalmässing in Bavaria – Bärbels Garten
Meet a true garden veteran and get valuable advice? Bärbel Krasemann lives in Thalmässing in Bavaria in a small “witch house” with an 8,500 m² garden. There are wonderful flower clouds, a natural pond, a rock garden and a shady garden, and many forgotten delicacies.
During a tour of the water garden, the passionate gardener is happy to tell you more about how fruit and vegetables work, her “treasures”, as she says, in a particularly tasty way. A visit is worthwhile for those who want to leave the stress of everyday life behind. Garden visits are available in May and June.
Germany’s largest rhododendron park in Westerstede
70 hectares of colorful flowers as far as the eye can see? This is Rhododendron Park in Westerstede, Lower Saxony. The founder Dietrich Gerhard Hobbie sowed the first rhododendron seeds in 1928. Even today there are many special species, for example high mountain forms or subtropical tree-like forms of the extraordinary plant.
The colorful beauties grow up to ten meters high. The park is now cared for and cared for by the third generation. Visitors can find inspiration in the associated nursery and admire the approximately 600 different species and varieties.
Goethe’s garden shed in the cultural city of Weimar
Discover an enchanted garden in the city of poets? This works particularly well in the cultural city of Weimar in Thuringia. Here you will find the park on the Ilm, also called Goethepark. This green oasis has an area of 48 hectares and is located on the edge of the historic center of Weimar.
Already in 1776 the Duke Carlo Augusto donated the little house with the garden to the poet. Paths and small seating areas, monuments, bridges and park architecture make Goethe Park a truly special destination. The Roman house and the Borkenhäuschen are also located here. Under the shady trees you can enjoy the surroundings with a picnic basket and relax wonderfully.
The ruins meet the Garden of Eden – Heilig Kreuz Monastery in Saxony
A small garden of Eden awaits you on the outskirts of the city of Meissen in Saxony. Here are the ruins of the Heilig Kreuz monastery in the middle of a fragrant herb garden. In addition to the well-known herbs, there are also some that have long been forgotten. Some other themed gardens were added as early as 1730.
In the area of the former monastery there is still a colorful landscape of gardens to admire. In addition to the lawn orchard, there is a small log forest, a retreat grove for animals, an ecological vegetable garden, as well as lawns and paddocks. The centerpiece is the apothecary’s garden. There are over 200 different medicinal plants that have been used in homeopathy for a long time.