• Ludwigsburg, 'Favorite' Palace – baroque summer residence and hunting lodge
    Ludwigsburg, 'Favorite' Palace – baroque summer residence and hunting lodge ©DZT/Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg Ref. Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten (Ernst Wrba)
  • Burghausen/ Salzach – longest castle in the world
    Burghausen/ Salzach – longest castle in the world ©DZT (Ernst Wrba)
  • No.32 Attraction in Germany: Dresden, large vase in Zwinger Palace
    No.32 Attraction in Germany: Dresden, large vase in Zwinger Palace ©DZT/Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Gotha, Friedenstein Palace
    Gotha, Friedenstein Palace ©DZT/Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
    Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium ©DZT/Palmengarten Frankfurt (Ernst Wrba)
  • Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen
    Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen ©panthermedia
  • Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall
    Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall ©imago (imagebroker)
  • Schwetzingen Palace, outdoor theatre at the Apollo temple
    Schwetzingen Palace, outdoor theatre at the Apollo temple ©DZT/Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg Referat Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
    Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz ©DZT
  • Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard
    Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard ©DZT/Verwaltung Schloss Marienburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Rheinsberg Palace
    Rheinsberg Palace ©DZT (Klaus u. Dirk Lehnartz GbR)
  • Benrath Palace and Park
    Benrath Palace and Park ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
  • Dresden, Brühl Terrace on the River Elbe
    Dresden, Brühl Terrace on the River Elbe ©DZT (Jochen Keute)
  • Herrenchiemsee Palace, hall of mirrors and magnificently decorated hallway
    Herrenchiemsee Palace, hall of mirrors and magnificently decorated hallway ©DZT/Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Ernst Wrba)
  • Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
    Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden ©DZT (Ernst Wrba)
  • Duisburg-Nord Industrial Landscape Park – garden with ore carrier
    Duisburg-Nord Industrial Landscape Park – garden with ore carrier ©DZT/Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord GmbH (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate
    Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate ©DZT/Rosenstadt Sangerhausen GmbH (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Dresden, Moritzburg Palace
    Dresden, Moritzburg Palace ©Kammermusik Festival Schloss Moritzburg e.V. (Jan Gutzeit)

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.

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