• Gotha, Friedenstein Palace
    Gotha, Friedenstein Palace ©DZT/Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Wilhelmshöhe Park
    Wilhelmshöhe Park ©Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel
  • 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)
  • Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate
    Sangerhausen, European Rosarium – rose gate ©DZT/Rosenstadt Sangerhausen GmbH (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall
    Augsburg, Golden Hall in the town hall ©imago (imagebroker)
  • Bückeburg Palace, gilded carvings in the chapel
    Bückeburg Palace, gilded carvings in the chapel ©DZT/Schloss Bückeburg (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard
    Pattensen, Marienburg Castle – entrance to the inner courtyard ©DZT/Verwaltung Schloss Marienburg (Michael Pasdzior)
  • Bayreuth, fountain at Fantaisie Palace
    Bayreuth, fountain at Fantaisie Palace ©DZT/Bayerische Verwaltung der Staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Ernst Wrba)
  • Weimar, palace and bridge
    Weimar, palace and bridge ©DZT/Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten (Bildarchiv Monheim)
  • 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)
  • Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine
    Koblenz, Stolzenfels Castle overlooking the Rhine ©DZT/Burgen, Schlösser, Altertümer Rheinland-Pfalz (Mark Wohlrab)
  • Dresden, Brühl Terrace on the River Elbe
    Dresden, Brühl Terrace on the River Elbe ©DZT (Jochen Keute)
  • Mannheim Palace
    Mannheim Palace ©panthermedia
  • Sögel, Clemenswerth Hunting Lodge
    Sögel, Clemenswerth Hunting Lodge
  • 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
  • Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge
    Mettlach, Abbey Park – parklands with bridge ©DZT (Mark Wohlrab)
  • 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)
  • Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium
    Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium ©DZT/Palmengarten Frankfurt (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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