• 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)
  • Rheinsberg Palace
    Rheinsberg Palace ©DZT (Klaus u. Dirk Lehnartz GbR)
  • Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge
    Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge ©DZT (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
    Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz ©DZT
  • Nuremberg's Kaiserburg Castle by night
    Nuremberg's Kaiserburg Castle by night ©BAYERN TOURISMUS Marketing GmbH
  • 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)
  • Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard
    Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard ©DZT/Verwaltung Schloss Marienburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Weimar, palace and bridge
    Weimar, palace and bridge ©DZT/Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • 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)
  • Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
    Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium ©DZT/Palmengarten Frankfurt (Ernst Wrba)
  • Isselburg, Anholt moated castle
    Isselburg, Anholt moated castle ©DZT/Fürstlich Salm-Salm'sche Verwaltung (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Stolpen, Stolpen Castle
    Stolpen, Stolpen Castle ©DZT/Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen (Klaus Schiekel)
  • 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)
  • Burghausen/ Salzach – longest castle in the world
    Burghausen/ Salzach – longest castle in the world ©DZT (Ernst Wrba)
  • Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate
    Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate ©DZT/Rosenstadt Sangerhausen GmbH (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Benrath Palace and Park
    Benrath Palace and Park ©Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
  • Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
    Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden ©DZT (Ernst Wrba)

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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