• Munich, Nymphenburg Palace and Badenburg Lake
    Munich, Nymphenburg Palace and Badenburg Lake ©DZT/Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Ernst Wrba)
  • Benrath Palace and Park
    Benrath Palace and Park ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
    Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz ©DZT
  • Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
    Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden ©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)
  • Potsdam, Chinese tea house in Sanssouci Park
    Potsdam, Chinese tea house in Sanssouci Park ©DZT/Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Bayreuth, fountain at Fantaisie Palace
    Bayreuth, fountain at Fantaisie Palace ©DZT/Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Ernst Wrba)
  • Dresden, Brühl Terrace on the River Elbe
    Dresden, Brühl Terrace on the River Elbe ©DZT (Jochen Keute)
  • Stuttgart, Wilhelma zoological and botanical gardens
    Stuttgart, Wilhelma zoological and botanical gardens ©DZT (Werner H. Müller)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden
    Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden ©DZT/Herrenhäuser Gärten (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard
    Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard ©DZT/Verwaltung Schloss Marienburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Bückeburg Palace, gilded carvings in the chapel
    Bückeburg Palace, gilded carvings in the chapel ©DZT/Schloss Bückeburg (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall
    Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall ©imago (imagebroker)
  • 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)
  • Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace
    Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace ©DZT/Schloss Fasanerie (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen
    Albrechtsburg Castle, Meissen ©panthermedia
  • Mannheim Palace
    Mannheim Palace ©panthermedia
  • 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)

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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