Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine
Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen
Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate
Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace
Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall
Sögel, Clemenswerth Hunting Lodge
Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard
Weimar, palace and bridge
Ludwigsburg Palace, baroque stately home
Heidelberg Castle, ruins and clock tower
Benrath Palace and Park
Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
Dresden, Brühl Terrace on the River Elbe
Weikersheim Palace, gardens and orangery
Bückeburg Palace, gilded carvings in the chapel
Stuttgart, Wilhelma zoological and botanical gardens
Ludwigsburg, 'Favorite' Palace – baroque summer residence and hunting lodge
Stolpen, Stolpen Castle
Potsdam, Chinese tea house in Sanssouci Park

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.