Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
Benrath Palace and Park
Erfurt, egapark
Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace
Ettal, Venus Grotto – man-made dripstone cave with scenes from Wagner's 'Tannhäuser'
Nuremberg's Kaiserburg Castle by night
Wilhelmshöhe Park
Dresden, Moritzburg Palace
Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine
Duisburg-Nord Industrial Landscape Park – garden with ore carrier
Isselburg, Anholt moated castle
Herrenchiemsee Palace, hall of mirrors and magnificently decorated hallway
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Dresden, Brühl Terrace on the River Elbe
Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall
Ludwigsburg Palace, baroque stately home
Stuttgart, Wilhelma zoological and botanical gardens
Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge

Palaces, parks & gardens: like something out of a fairytale

Get to know Germany's fairytale side: palaces, parks & gardens are perfect for romantic tours, delightful discoveries and magical moments. You're sure to be enchanted, whether in a UNESCO World Heritage site or a lesser-known gem.

A world of wonder just waiting to be discovered. Starting in Bavaria, with the fairytale castles of Neuschwanstein and Burghausen, Herrenchiemsee Palace and the English Garden in Munich, or with Prince Pückler Park in Bad Muskau – there are fascinating attractions from every period and style to discover in all of Germany's federal states and in every region. Experience a world beyond your imagination – like a fairytale brought to life.

Encounter different periods and styles, lose yourself in the atmosphere of the past and follow the trail of famous names in Germany's Palaces, Parks and Gardens. Often imitated, never bettered.