• Gotha, Friedenstein Palace
    Gotha, Friedenstein Palace ©DZT/Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Mannheim Palace
    Mannheim Palace ©panthermedia
  • Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz
    Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz ©DZT
  • Berlin, Glienicke Palace & Park – fountain in the garden courtyard
    Berlin, Glienicke Palace & Park – fountain in the garden courtyard ©DZT/Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace
    Fulda, mirrored hall in the palace ©DZT/Schloss Fasanerie (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Burghausen/ Salzach – longest castle in the world
    Burghausen/ Salzach – longest castle in the world ©DZT (Ernst Wrba)
  • Weimar, palace and bridge
    Weimar, palace and bridge ©DZT/Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Wilhelmshöhe Park
    Wilhelmshöhe Park ©Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Rheinsberg Palace
    Rheinsberg Palace ©DZT (Klaus u. Dirk Lehnartz GbR)
  • Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
    Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium ©DZT/Palmengarten Frankfurt (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)
  • Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden
    Mainau Island, Italianate flower cascade and Renaissance garden ©DZT (Ernst Wrba)
  • Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge
    Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge ©DZT (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Erfurt, egapark
    Erfurt, egapark ©DZT/Thüringer Freizeit und Bäder GmbH (Bildarchiv Monheim)

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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