Hamburg’s Botanical Gardens
Hamburg’s botanical gardens is known as “Planten un Blomen" to local citizens, literally meaning ‘plants and flowers’. This is one of the city’s most popular green and recreational spaces and is an oasis for both locals and visitors alike. It is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of the superbly manicured gardens located in a central destination.
Discovering Planten un Blomen
There are a number of themed gardens within the park boundaries including a greenhouse containing tropical plants from different climates across the world from jungles to rainforests. Nearby you will also find the Mediterranean Terrace. The botanics are home to largest Japanese Garden in Europe. Designed by Architect Yoshikuni Araki, the gardens include a teahouse, which overlooks a tranquil lake. There is even a whole area dedicated to medicinal herbs and plants. This is the perfect place to learn about some natural remedies to everyday ailments. Open all year round, the botanical garden also offers seasonal activities for visitors to enjoy.
Fun for young and old
From May to September, the lakes provide the centerpiece for evening classical music light concerts where the fountain becomes an illuminated organ, playing in time to the music. As well as the concerts, there are also open-air theatre shows for children throughout the summer months. The park offers fun for all ages with an adventure playground, giant chessboards, mini golf and trampolines as well as play parks to keep the young ones entertained. In the winter, the botanical gardens host to Europe's largest outdoor ice rink, pulling in enthusiastic skaters from miles around.
Whether you are staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg for business or leisure purposes, the gardens are adjacent so you can simply go there and stroll around for hours or enjoy a picnic on the green lawns. If you are attending an event at the congress center, CCH, then this is the ideal place to revitalize your minds after a hard day of business meetings or events.