• Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge
    Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge ©DZT (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Mannheim Palace
    Mannheim Palace ©panthermedia
  • Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
    Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden ©DZT (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)
  • Potsdam, Chinese tea house in Sanssouci Park
    Potsdam, Chinese tea house in Sanssouci Park ©DZT/Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Munich, Nymphenburg Palace and Badenburg Lake
    Munich, Nymphenburg Palace and Badenburg Lake ©DZT/Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Ernst Wrba)
  • Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine
    Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine ©DZT/Burgen, Schlösser, Altertümer Rheinland-Pfalz (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
    Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium ©DZT/Palmengarten Frankfurt (Ernst Wrba)
  • Stolpen, Stolpen Castle
    Stolpen, Stolpen Castle ©DZT/Staatliche Schlösser, Burgen und Gärten Sachsen (Klaus Schiekel)
  • 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)
  • Wilhelmshöhe Park
    Wilhelmshöhe Park ©Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel
  • Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate
    Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate ©DZT/Rosenstadt Sangerhausen GmbH (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Sögel, Clemenswerth Hunting Lodge
    Sögel, Clemenswerth Hunting Lodge
  • Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall
    Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall ©imago (imagebroker)
  • Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace
    Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace ©DZT/Schloss Fasanerie (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)
  • Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden
    Hannover, Herrenhausen Gardens – baroque Great Garden ©DZT/Herrenhäuser Gärten (Michael Pasdzior)
  • 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)

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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