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botanical gardens Karlsruhe

A princely pleasure garden with a spectacular greenhouse

in 76131 Karlsruhe, Northern Baden-Württemberg

This “oasis of greenrdquo; in the centre of Karlsruhe invites visitors to linger and enjoy their surroundings.

Karlsruhe Botanical Gardens are a haven of tranquillity located at the edge of the Schlossgarten, west of Karlsruhe Palace, surrounded by historical structures such as an orangery, greenhouses, a winter garden and the State Art Gallery Karlsruhe.

A feast of flora
The Botanical Gardens were established in their current location in 1808, during the reign of Karl Friedrich of Baden (1728-1811). The origins of this extraordinary collection of plants date back to Margrave Karl Wilhelm of Baden-Durlach (1679-1738). Between the two wings of the palace, he ordered a “princely pleasure gardenrdquo; to be laid out - with magnificent orangeries, greenhouses, aviaries and grottoes. The famous Karlsruher Tulpenbuch (Karlsruhe Book of Tulips) is testimony to this erarsquo;s fascination for flora. At the end of the 18th century, the Margrave had his residence, garden and palace grounds remodelled in the English style - and established the Botanical Gardens on their present site.

The Margraves and Grand Dukes of Baden were plant aficionados, amassing an impressive collection of exotic greenery. The greenhouses built to display their treasures are today home to a unique, rich array of plant life. A number of rare trees from the 19th century collection have survived until this day in the park grounds. The combination of exuberant growth, glorious colours and rarity is sure to delight all plant lovers.

The greehouses are reconstructed and reopen at 26th.April 2018.

Further information

Sight, park / zoo / nature reserve, Nature

Groups ofto 30 Persons

Languages spoken: English, Italian

  • Suitable for coach groups
  • Handicapped accessible rooms
  • Suitable for pensioners
  • Possible exit / door in direct proximity

Group rates and conditions


Group rate: 3,00 to 8,10 € per person

Details concerning the service provider

botanical gardens Karlsruhe

Hans-Thoma-Straße 6
76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
+49 7219263008

+49 7219262544

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