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Botanic Garden Altenburg

With some 3,000 plant species from nearly all the regions of the world, the garden is kind of a living museum, showing the diversity of plants. The following awaits you:

  • a colourful rhododendron garden in the entrance area
  • heather garden and Alpinum 
  • two summer beds with different bedding plants every year
  • a 150 sqm greenhouse and a great variety of cacti and succulents 
  • idyllic pond area with adjoining stream below the historic summerhouse 
  • section with species of dyeing plants and area with wide variety of ferns
  • lawns and rest areas 
  • numerous and rare shrubs and bushes from all over the world
  • changing exhibitions and guided tours.
  • At the moment, there is sadly only 1 bed which has been planted with the help of voluntary allotment gardeners.
  • Negotiations are currently under way for another bed of shrubs in line with Karl Förster.


Opening hours

Tuesday: 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday: 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 - 16:00
Friday: 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00

March/April and September/October: Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
November to March: closed

The Botanical Gardens are open on statutory public holidays and at weekends.

Guided tours are held on every last Sunday in the month and by appointment.


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German



Contact information

Botanischer Erlebnisgarten Altenburg

Heinrich- Zille- Str. 12
04600 Altenburg

Telephone: +49 (0) 3447 513253
Fax: +49 (0) 3447 389560

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