Lose yourself at the Palmengarten
The botanical exhibits are organised according to their origin in free-air or acclimatised greenhouses, which also contain numerous tropical and subtropical plants. Filled from floor to ceiling with exotic plans from around the world, the greenhouse is a must-stop on your trip to the park.
Flora and fauna are presented in zones and categorised by regions around the world. Each section is very well organised for visitors to follow.
The park is a peaceful and relaxing place to stroll, sunbathe, read a book or perhaps enjoy a picnic with friends. There’s no better way to spend a sunny morning or autumn afternoon exploring and discovering the areas of the park. Even in the winter months, the park remains open. If you are not a fan of nature, many can still enjoy the beautifully curated gardens – it can be a leisurely educational experience teamed with enjoying one of the best attractions in Frankfurt. Most informational placards are in the German language so it may be worth doing some research on the official website to learn some more in your own language.
Palmengarten itself has a unique and colourful history from its opening. American entertainer Buffalo Bill brought a Western show to the venue in 1890 and after World War 2 it was transferred to American occupation later returning to the city’s hands in the 1960s. A major reconstruction then took place restructuring halls that were damaged in the war.