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Burghausen/ Salzach – longest castle in the world
Munich, Nymphenburg Palace and Badenburg Lake
Isselburg, Anholt moated castle
Dresden, Pillnitz Palace and park – upper and riverside palaces
Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
Mannheim Palace
Bayreuth, fountain at Fantaisie Palace
Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall
No.32 Attraction in Germany: Dresden, large vase in Zwinger Palace
Potsdam, Chinese tea house in Sanssouci Park
Gotha, Friedenstein Palace
Nuremberg's Kaiserburg Castle by night
Wilhelmshöhe Park
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Schwetzingen Palace, outdoor theatre at the Apollo temple
Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace
Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden

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.