The Palm Gardens in Frankfurt is the largest botanical garden in Germany and draws in many visitors to the city. The most famous of Frankfurt's parks, these gardens contain a varied array of vibrant plants and a rich historical heritage.
Things to see at these Botanical Gardens
The Palm Gardens
were originally opened to the public in 1871 and have held a firm place in the affections of locals ever since. Located in the heart of the city, the park was designed by architect Heinrich Siesmayer and is famed for the diversity of its plants. One of the main features is the Palm House, which allows visitors to explore a subtropical world of exotic shrubs and a colourful tropical aquarium. The area also has a sub-Antarctic House where a wide-array of plants and flowers from the southern hemisphere are displayed.
Frankfurt's parks are famous for their year-round events, with the Palm Gardens renowned for its Rose and Light Festival. Celebrated since 1931, music and spectacular light shows drift across the park alongside the city's largest rose flower show. If you prefer more arid plant life, you will be wowed by the park's large cactus garden, which flourishes in Hessen's warm summers.
Kids in the park
When things are heating up in the summer, there is a pond with mini rowing boats for children. If heading to the city with kids, don’t forget to take them to the mini golf course and small railway set found within the park. This mix of tropical-meet-desert playground is perfect for those looking to head outside and enjoy the sunshine when visiting the city.
If you are wishing to explore the Palm Gardens and some of the other great attractions in the city you should stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Frankfurt Airport Hotel
. It has 209 rooms for business travellers and holidaymakers from which to base their stay so they can enjoy an excellent location and transport links.