Take time to get close to nature at Germany’s largest curated garden
Situated just one mile away from Capri by Fraser Frankfurt is one of the world’s most highly regarded botanical gardens. For over 125 years, Palmengarten has and continues to be one of the city’s top natural attractions. With plant life from all over the world housed here at the largest curated garden in Germany, this is a spot our guests love to visit when they need a little fresh air and the chance to sample German park life.
What to experience at Palmengarten Frankfurt
One of two botanical gardens in Frankfurt, Palmengarten can be easily located from the city centre in the Westend-Süd district, covering 22 hectares. It originally opened in March 1871 after being designed and financed by Heinrich Siesmayer. Meaning ‘palm garden’ in the German language, the park encompasses magnificent gardens, flora and fauna from around the world, an exotic greenhouse, a pretty lake and retail outlets to enjoy. The benefit of having such a wonderful outdoor space within walking distance of your luxury serviced apartment is that you can visit at any time of year and still be able to appreciate the curated and outstanding botanical gardens.
Capri by Fraser Frankfurt is a short distance away from the attraction making us one of the closest serviced apartments near Palmengarten. Take a leisurely half-hour walk from our residences to enjoy the Westend district of the city. The quickest route is along the north side of Skyline Plaza and straight-up Mendelssohnstraße. For anyone driving, we recommend going right from the hotel, turning on to Emser Brücke and continuing on to Robert-Mayer-Straße. This will take you to Mendelssohnstraße where you take a sharp left and drive up until you see the park on your left. There is a parking garage open from 7 am – 11 pm that charges €1 per hour. Alternatively, our award-winning staff can help you arrange a taxi which will only take ten minutes to travel to the destination.
Lose yourself in the beauty of 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.
A great day out for all the family
If you’re visiting with children, a fun attraction within the gardens is the Palmen-Express, a special electric train that will take you on a tour around the park, conveniently stopping off at some of the children’s playgrounds along the way. The train operates during the summer months from April to October. It is important to note that there are admission charges to get into Palmengarten. The average price for an adult is €7 and for a child (up to the age of 13) the cost is around €2. The gardens are open from 9 am -6 pm from February to October and from 9 am-4 pm from November to January.
Hotels near Palmengarten Frankfurt - staying at Capri by Fraser
For families with young children, consider our one bedroom executive apartments near Palmengarten Frankfurt which come with everything you need from serviced accommodation. Parents love having amenities like a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom stocked with toiletries to help make their stay run smoothly without any unnecessary hiccups. And just in case any little ones get their clothes grassy or muddy when running around in the park, we have the spin and play laundry rooms on every floor to help keep clothes clean during your stay.
If you are travelling solo or with a partner, our deluxe and executive studio apartments are a perfect fit for anyone looking to make the most of their stay while in Germany’s fifth-largest city. Every aspect of our guests stay is considered offering you complimentary Wi-Fi, a home entertainment system in each suite, in a safe and air conditioning - you’ll have all the comforts of home while away. Each room offers a fully equipped kitchenette, work and living space, and bedroom areas.
Our TripAdvisor® accredited accommodation offers a modern twist on contemporary living. As we are one of the closest serviced apartments near Palmengarten and are located right in the city centre, you can also access other attractions during your time in Frankfurt such as Kap Europa and Main Tower.
Enjoy a memorable day out at the best Botanical Garden in Germany and stay in luxury serviced apartments in Palmengarten with Capri by Fraser Frankfurt.