• Wilhelmshöhe Park
    Wilhelmshöhe Park ©Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel
  • Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
    Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium ©DZT/Palmengarten Frankfurt (Ernst Wrba)
  • Ettal, Venus Grotto – man-made dripstone cave with scenes from Wagner's 'Tannhäuser'
    Ettal, Venus Grotto – man-made dripstone cave with scenes from Wagner's 'Tannhäuser' ©DZT/Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Ernst Wrba)
  • Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden
    Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden ©DZT/Herrenhäuser Gärten (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate
    Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate ©DZT/Rosenstadt Sangerhausen GmbH (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard
    Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard ©DZT/Verwaltung Schloss Marienburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Bayreuth, fountain at Fantaisie Palace
    Bayreuth, fountain at Fantaisie Palace ©DZT/Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Ernst Wrba)
  • Sögel, Clemenswerth Hunting Lodge
    Sögel, Clemenswerth Hunting Lodge
  • Stolpen, Stolpen Castle
    Stolpen, Stolpen Castle ©DZT/Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen (Klaus Schiekel)
  • Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine
    Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine ©DZT/Burgen, Schlösser, Altertümer Rheinland-Pfalz (Mark Wohlrab)
  • 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)
  • Dresden, Pillnitz Palace and park – upper and riverside palaces
    Dresden, Pillnitz Palace and park – upper and riverside palaces ©DZT/Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Mannheim Palace
    Mannheim Palace ©panthermedia
  • Heidelberg Castle, ruins and clock tower
    Heidelberg Castle, ruins and clock tower ©DZT/Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg Referat Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Benrath Palace and Park
    Benrath Palace and Park ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
  • Hamburg, Planten un Blomen Park – nightly light and water show
    Hamburg, Planten un Blomen Park – nightly light and water show ©DZT/Planten un Blomen (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Weimar, palace and bridge
    Weimar, palace and bridge ©DZT/Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Dresden, Moritzburg Palace
    Dresden, Moritzburg Palace ©Kammermusik Festival Schloss Moritzburg e.V. (Jan Gutzeit)
  • Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge
    Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge ©DZT (Mark Wohlrab)

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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