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Frankfurt/Main, Palmengarten botanical gardens – cacti in the Tropicarium

Palmengarten botanical gardens, Frankfurt. Exotic flora and fauna in the heart of Germany.

On around 22 hectares of land, the Palmengarten botanical gardens display a range of interesting and beautiful plants. Almost every kind of exotic flora growing around the world can be found here, right in the middle of Frankfurt.

The Palmengarten botanical gardens were founded by a group of enterprising citizens in the 19th century. A leafy haven in the heart of the city, the gardens are a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. The Tropicarium, an ensemble of 14 modern-looking greenhouses, houses a wealth of tropical and subtropical species. Climates around the world are perfectly simulated here, from the lush green rainforests and monsoon forests to the sultry mangroves and dry desert with giant prickly cacti. Not only is the Tropicarium a great place to learn about nature, but it also illustrates what the climate is like in different parts of our planet. Also worth a visit is the Goethe Garden, which pays homage to Frankfurt's most famous son. The great poet and passionate gardener once wrote an ode to the gingko tree, which is still found in great numbers in the park. The pièce de résistance is the 18-metre-high palm house, the oldest and most famous building in the gardens. This iron structure was designed by architect Friedrich Kaysser and built between 1868 and 1869. It was modelled on the enormous glass palaces built in London in 1846 and in Paris in 1867 for the World's Fair. The exotic wonders contained within have lost none of their original appeal. After the artificial rainfall, sit on a wooden bench overlooked by the towering palm trees and listen to the eerie sound of dripping water in the dark, green-tinged and humid air. You'll feel as if you've been transported to another world – until the screech of a cockatoo brings you back to reality. 'Botany for everyone' provides the theme of hundreds of guided tours and lectures. Nearby attractions: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe came into the world in August 1749 in a house on Grosser Hirschgraben. The rooms in which he spent his childhood and youth are now open to the public as the Goethe House. All in all, there are 13 different museums on the two sides of the river Main in Frankfurt. In summer, people flock to this 'museum embankment' to stroll by the water or to sit and enjoy a coffee.

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The Schirn building itself is a bit like a modern art work in the heart of Frankfurt's old quarter, a light, angular design contrasting with the grand, red sandstone cathedral and the Römer, the old town hall. This art gallery lies in the heart of the city – and is an important focal point in Frankfurt's cultural life. It is also one of the most celebrated galleries in Germany and in Europe.

Schirn is the Hessian word for a structure such as a hut or a shed, but this belies its significance in the world of art. Since opening in 1986, the Schirn has staged some 200 exhibitions. It has no collection of its own but organises temporary exhibitions and projects on selected themes or the work of individual artists. The themed exhibitions have made most notable contribution to the gallery's international reputation, for instance Viennese art nouveau, Expressionism, Dadaism and Surrealism, the history of photography and subjects such as 'shopping – art and consumerism', and the visual art of the Stalin era. Major retrospectives have honoured artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Frida Kahlo, Bill Viola, Arnold Schoenberg, Henri Matisse and Julian Schnabel.

Taking a stance on topical themes and aspects of artistic creation can be said to be the Schirn's hallmark. It aims not only to engage visitors in a meaningful exhibition experience but also to encourage active participation in the cultural discussion.

Kommende begivenheter:

07.06.2019 - 01.09.2019

07.06.2019 - 01.09.2019

19.06.2019 - 08.09.2019

19.06.2019 - 08.09.2019

26.09.2019 - 12.01.2020

26.09.2019 - 12.01.2020

11.10.2019 - 12.01.2020

11.10.2019 - 12.01.2020

13.02.2020 - 24.05.2020

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Schirn Kunsthalle
Bendergasse
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Alt om priser, tidspunkter og åpningstider (med forbehold).

Most of Frankfurt's museums can be found in close succession along the southern banks of the river Main.

With views of Frankfurt's famous skyline, this is a wonderful place for a stroll – and for a festival. The Museum Embankment Festival attracts around three million visitors every year with its winning combination of art, culture, music and cuisine. Exceptional programmes at the city's museums, live entertainment on stage, and arts and crafts make this event one of the largest festivals of culture in Europe.

Kommende begivenheter:

23.08.2019 - 26.08.2019

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Museumsufer
Metzlerpark
60594 Frankfurt am Main

Alt om priser, tidspunkter og åpningstider (med forbehold).
The Dippe Fair Frankfurt can look back onto a tradition that goes all the way back to the 14th century. Back then, it was called the “Maamess” and was a medieval market for household goods. Nowadays, the Dippe Fair Frankfurt is the biggest folk festival and takes place twice a year - once in the spring around Easter and once in the autumn at the end of September - on the festival square by the Ratsweg near the East park.

Kommende begivenheter:

06.09.2019 - 15.09.2019

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Festplatz am Ratsweg
Am Bornheimer Hang 4
60386 Frankfurt am Main

Alt om priser, tidspunkter og åpningstider (med forbehold).

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