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Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium

Palmengarten botanical gardens, Frankfurt. Exotic flora and fauna in the heart of Germany.

On around 22 hectares of land, the Palmengarten botanical gardens display a range of interesting and beautiful plants. Almost every kind of exotic flora growing around the world can be found here, right in the middle of Frankfurt.

The Palmengarten botanical gardens were founded by a group of enterprising citizens in the 19th century. A leafy haven in the heart of the city, the gardens are a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The Tropicarium, an ensemble of 14 modern-looking greenhouses, houses a wealth of tropical and subtropical species. Climates around the world are perfectly simulated here, from the lush green rainforests and monsoon forests to the sultry mangroves and dry desert with giant prickly cacti. Not only is the Tropicarium a great place to learn about nature, but it also illustrates what the climate is like in different parts of our planet. Also worth a visit is the Goethe Garden, which pays homage to Frankfurt's most famous son. The great poet and passionate gardener once wrote an ode to the gingko tree, which is still found in great numbers in the park. The pièce de résistance is the 18-metre-high palm house, the oldest and most famous building in the gardens. This iron structure was designed by architect Friedrich Kaysser and built between 1868 and 1869. It was modelled on the enormous glass palaces built in London in 1846 and in Paris in 1867 for the World's Fair. The exotic wonders contained within have lost none of their original appeal. After the artificial rainfall, sit on a wooden bench overlooked by the towering palm trees and listen to the eerie sound of dripping water in the dark, green-tinged and humid air. You'll feel as if you've been transported to another world – until the screech of a cockatoo brings you back to reality. 'Botany for everyone' provides the theme of hundreds of guided tours and lectures. Nearby attractions: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe came into the world in August 1749 in a house on Grosser Hirschgraben. The rooms in which he spent his childhood and youth are now open to the public as the Goethe House. All in all, there are 13 different museums on the two sides of the river Main in Frankfurt. In summer, people flock to this 'museum embankment' to stroll by the water or to sit and enjoy a coffee.

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The Städel Museum in Frankfurt, also known as the Städel Institute of Art and Municipal Gallery, is one of the leading art museums in Germany. It was founded in 1816 by the great patron of the arts from Frankfurt Johann Friedrich Städel and the collection has been housed in its current location since 1878. The Städel Museum is one of the main attractions along Frankfurt's 'museum embankment'. The breadth and wealth of museums and galleries overlooking the banks of the Main here are unique in Germany.

With over 2,900 paintings and around 100,000 drawings and prints, the collection gives a comprehensive insight into more than 700 years of European art history – from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the baroque era and Classical Modernism right through to the present day. Among the highlights are works by Lucas Cranach, Albrecht Dürer, Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt, Jan Vermeer, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Max Beckmann. The collection also includes works by prominent post-1945 artists such as Francis Bacon, Georg Baselitz, Jörg Immendorff, Martin Kippenberger, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke. Worthy of special mention are Andy Warhol's screen-print series 'Goethe', a donation by the artist to the Städel Museum, and 'Goethe in the Campagna' by Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein. Since 1976 the fascinating sculpture garden has displayed mainly contemporary works, including pieces by Joseph Beuys, Ulrich Rückriem, Richard Serra, Anthony Caro, George Rickey and David Smith.

Aktuella datum:

01.03.2019

30.10.2019 - 16.02.2020

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Städel Museum
Dürerstraße 2
60596 Frankfurt am Main

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This meeting point for international media is a major cultural event. The publishing and media sector is innovative, varied and international like nowhere else. This year, Norway is the guest of honour.

Aktuella datum:

16.10.2019 - 20.10.2019

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Centre de conférence à Francfort-sur-le-Main
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt

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