Palmengarten Frankfurt is a botanical garden we can be very proud of. It was first opened in 1871 and is the largest of its kind in Germany.
It’s right next to Frankfurt University’s botanical garden which is also taken care of by the management of the Palmengarten. If you have a deeper interest in tropical green plants, you may want to visit both.
Palmengarten is reachable by bus (Lines 36 & 50), and about 10 walking minutes away from the U-Bahn stations Westend or Bockenheimer Warte.
In spring, when flowers and trees are in full bloom, it’s a real paradise, and on hot summer days, Palmengarten is our favorite escape from the city heat.
You can spend several hours strolling through the parkways, visiting the different greenhouses as the tropicarium and the sub-antarctic house, the blossom house, the impressive palm house. If you’re lucky, you may witness a couple getting married in “House Rosenbrunn” close to the rose garden as Frankfurt’s registry office offers matrimonies in such a great surrounding.
I’d suggest a break at Caféhaus Siesmayer right at the Palmengarten.
Fun activities (not only for kids) include a ride on the “Palmenexpress”, a train that goes through the garden, and two playgrounds, one with fabulous water games during summer.
During the summer months there are frequent concerts in the garden, and all-year-long there are constant exhibitions dedicated to certain plants and flowers (check their facebook page)
Entry times are only important to access the park and glasshouses, as the exits are always open.