Palaces, Parks and Gardens: simply magical.

Defiant medieval fortresses, baroque castles with sweeping gardens, strictly classical ensembles or romantic quotations from various periods; Germany's cultural legacy is defined by the symbiosis of nature, architecture and countryside – our duty is to open up this legacy to as many travellers as possible.
Boat tour aboard the MARIE on a lake in Bremen Bürgerpark with a historical villa in the background
Bremen Bürgerpark

Together with the adjoining municipal woods, the Bürgerpark in the City of Bremen covers an area of 202 hectares and is one of Germany's best maintained country parks. Wheelchair users are able to use the footpaths in the woods without problems.

Exterior view of Bruchsal Palace with sweeping gardens in front
Bruchsal Palace

The sole baroque palace of the prince-bishops on the Upper Rhine, Bruchsal Palace is most famous for the 'King of all Baroque Staircases', created by Master Builder Balthasar Neumann. Three car parks for disabled visitors are located near the stepless entrance, where wide corridors lead into the palace.

Two wheelchair users and three other people relaxing in the sun on a park bench in egapark Erfurt
egapark in Erfurt

The historically preserved egapark in Erfurt captivates visitors with the lush diversity of its plants across a vast area. The scent, sound and touch garden, large play area and children's farm, plant show homes and many restaurants and cafés are a hit with young and old alike.

Boat tour on a lake in the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz

The Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz is a UNESCO World Heritage site that fuses cultural enjoyment with striking natural beauty. Visitors to the castles and car parks can make use of a route plan showing a 'traffic light system' of obstacles and barriers.

Exterior view of Hambach Castle with vineyards in the foreground
Hambach Castle

Recently extensively restored, Hambach Castle — a cradle of German democracy since the Hambach Festival — sits in splendour high above oceans of vines. The castle's exhibition is well worth viewing, as are the majestic views over the Rhineland Plain. Guided tours are available for visitors with learning difficulties.

View of Herrenchiemsee Palace and lake in front with the statue of the 'Seine' in the foreground
Herrenchiemsee Palace

In 1878, King Ludwig II began building the 'Bavarian Versailles' — Herrenchiemsee Palace showed the monarch's admiration of King Louis XIV of France. The palace can be reached by a wheelchair-friendly boat trip across Lake Chiemsee. The museums in the New Palace and the Augustine canon seminary are particularly recommended.

An open summer house with tables out front, purple tulips in the foreground and blossoming cherry trees in the background
Horticultural centre (Park der Gärten) in Bad Zwischenahn.

Horticultural centre (Park der Gärten) in Bad Zwischenahn is Germany's largest model garden and a cosmopolitan, interactive forum for garden and nature lovers of all ages. A small scent arena, a fragrance organ, scented plants, a touch garden with information in Braille, a barefoot path and a sound island guarantee an adventure for all the senses.

Exterior view of the two-storey red brick buildings at Husum Palace
Husum Palace

Since the 17th century, Husum Palace has been a place of high culture, concerts, presentations and performances. Four special exhibitions each year showcase contemporary artworks from across Schleswig-Holstein. Both the palace and its café are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

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