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Parks and Gardens

Parks and Gardens

Spa Park Bad Liebenstein
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Spa Park Bad Liebenstein

Bad Liebenstein

The historic centre of this spa town features a wealth of historic spa buildings, such as the Pump Room, Spa Theatre, Palais Weimar..  Set in the green surroundings of the park and spa facilities, they are ideal for a short…

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Rose Garden Bad Langensalza
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Rose Garden Bad Langensalza

Bad Langensalza

Growing roses has been a tradition in Bad Langensalza since 1870. In 2002, the town was awarded the title of "Town of Roses" by the Association of German Rose Growers. And after a walk through the Rose Garden, which is approximatel…

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4.6 hectare nature park, created in the early 19th century and under nature conservation. Historical buildings from around 1900 in the central part of the park are the large water drinking hall, the inhalation hall, the music pavilion, and the spring…

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Rennsteig Gardens in Oberhof

The Rennsteig Garden is an absolute must for lovers of Alpine landscapes. On the good 1 kilometre walk through the alpine garden with the largest number of species in Germany, situated around the 868-metre high Pfanntalskopf mountain, some 4,000…

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Park by the River Ilm

The countryside park was created between 1778 and 1828 with Goethe’s help. It has romantic, Classic and post-Classic features. One outstanding characteristic are the numerous visual planes which relate the striking points inside and outside …

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Palace and Park Tiefurt
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Palace and Park Tiefurt

Weimar-Tiefurt

The 21-hectare Tiefurt Palace Park is located 4 kilometres to the east of Weimar’s town centre on the outskirts of the village of Tiefurt – now part of Weimar – on both sides of the river Ilm. The park sections on the two river ban…

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  Little Fairy World - the Forest of Adventure at the Saalfeld Fairy Grottoes

The magic Other World - enchanting experience for large and small

The remarkable adventure world above the Fairy Grotto Show Mine takes you to a fantasy realm of fairies and earth spirits. Exciting stories, unique …

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KOFUKU NO NIWA Japanese Garden
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KOFUKU NO NIWA Japanese Garden

Bad Langensalza

Come and see a little piece of Japan in Thuringia! The "Garden of Happiness" unites all the traditional style elements of Japanese gardens, such as softly burbling waterfalls, flowering pondscapes with their unique colourful kois, …

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Herb Garden Großbreitenbach
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Herb Garden Großbreitenbach

Großbreitenbach

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Greiz Park
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Greiz Park

Greiz

The history of Greiz Park goes back to the middle of the 17th century. Initially, there was a kitchen garden at the foot of Greiz Palace Hill, stretching down to the Weisse Elster River, but it was not used much by the royal family. The gard…

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Castle Park with English Garden and Orangery

The former royal town of Gotha was once known as a “garden city” and today still features extensive parks around Friedenstein Castle, the town’s predominant landmark. The Castle Park is 21 hectares in size and includes the orangery and the English Ga…

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German Horticultural Museum

This permanent exhibition displays on around 1,500 square metres with six sections and more than 30 topics the fascinating world of gardening, garden design and garden art. The museum is situated in the Cyriaksburg Castle in the very centre of the be…

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Gera Hofwiesenpark

Together with the "Neue Landschaft Ronneburg", the Hofwiesenpark was the second exhibition section of the 2007 Federal Garden Show.
It covers 300,000 square metres on the banks of the river Weiße Elster and offers recreation a…

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Exotarium Oberhof
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Exotarium Oberhof

Oberhof

Lovers of exotic and unusual small animals will be delighted - in an exhibition area covering some 600 m², visitors can admire 35 species of reptile, 70 species of fish, 40 species of spider and articulata and five species of amphibians…

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Ettersburg Castle Gardens

On the northern slope of Ettersberg Hill are the Ettersburg Castle Gardens. Two terraces and the six-hectare countryside park supplement the castle complex, which was used as a hunting lodge by the Weimar dukes from the 17th century. In…

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English Garden Meiningen

In the town but yet in the country...

The extensive park in Romantic style was laid out in 1782 at the instigation of Duke Georg I. of Saxe-Meiningen. It is the ideal retreat for a short break in the town and refle…

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egapark
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egapark

Erfurt

Extending for a total of 36 hectares, the egapark on the 265-metre high Cyriak Hill in the south-west of Erfurt is one of Germany's largest gardens and recreation parks. In 1885, the site of a former fortification complex was turned into…

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Dornburg Palaces Gardens

A terraced garden connects the three palaces, creating a harmonious ensemble. The park of two hectare size has an English garden, a French complex with rose aisles and a Rococo garden. The vineyards just in front of the complex connect these…

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Castle and Park Altenstein
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Castle and Park Altenstein

Bad Liebenstein

The Altenstein castle park was designed by a recognised artist of his time - it was the last great construction project of Georg II, duke of Saxe-Meiningen. An historic castle was built based on English models, of which the selected…

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Botanic Garden Jena

A small “Medical Garden” (Hortus Medicus) was founded as early as 1586 and later became the “Hortus Botanicus". But above all modern development is closely associated with the name of J.W. Goethe. Today, an old and mighty gingko tree st…

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Botanic Garden Gera

The Botanic Garden was erected in 1863/64 as a middle-class garden complex with the characteristics of a natural park with many woods and two drinking-water sources. It served as educational garden for the pupils of this region ever since 1900. Today…

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Botanical Gardens Bad Langensalza

Visitors can see a large number of rare, frost-proof and hardy plants illustrating various themes. The centre of the Botanical Gardens is formed by an area for succulents (yucca, agave, cacti) and pot plants, surrounded with pergolas. The su…

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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 rhod…

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Belvedere Palace Gardens

Two kilometres to the south of Weimar are the 43-hectare Belvedere Palace Gardens. Between 1728 and 1748, during the reign of Duke Ernst August, a summer palace and a park with Baroque gardens, a star-shaped zoo directly behind the castle an…

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Historic gardens and parks, private gardens and green city spaces: Many highlights of garden art can be viewed and enjoyed in Thuringia, such as the parks and gardens in the cultural city of Weimar, the theme gardens in medieval Bad Langensalza, the historic gardens of the Dornburg Palaces or the egapark in Erfurt, one of the most beautiful and diversified garden and leisure parks in Germany.

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