• Benrath Palace and Park
    Benrath Palace and Park ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
  • Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden
    Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden ©DZT/Herrenhäuser Gärten (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Erfurt, egapark
    Erfurt, egapark ©DZT/Thüringer Freizeit und Bäder GmbH (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Gotha, Friedenstein Palace
    Gotha, Friedenstein Palace ©DZT/Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Potsdam, Chinese tea house in Sanssouci Park
    Potsdam, Chinese tea house in Sanssouci Park ©DZT/Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • 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)
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
    Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz ©DZT
  • 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)
  • Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
    Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium ©DZT/Palmengarten Frankfurt (Ernst Wrba)
  • Dresden, Moritzburg Palace
    Dresden, Moritzburg Palace ©Kammermusik Festival Schloss Moritzburg e.V. (Jan Gutzeit)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Ludwigsburg Palace, baroque stately home
    Ludwigsburg Palace, baroque stately home ©DZT/Vermögen und Bau Baden-Württemberg Ref. Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten (Ernst Wrba)
  • Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
    Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden ©DZT (Ernst Wrba)
  • Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate
    Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate ©DZT/Rosenstadt Sangerhausen GmbH (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen
    Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen ©panthermedia
  • Stolpen, Stolpen Castle
    Stolpen, Stolpen Castle ©DZT/Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen (Klaus Schiekel)
  • 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)
Discover the Beauty and Romance

See sites of royal splendour in Germany

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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