Planten un Blomen Botanical Gardens
Hamburg’s botanical garden is known as Planten un Blomen, literally meaning ‘plants and flowers’. This is one of the city’s most popular green and recreational spaces and an oasis for both locals and visitors. Centrally located, it is a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy the beauty of the expertly manicured gardens.
Discovering the gardensThere 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 find the Mediterranean Terrace, and the largest Japanese Garden in Europe. Designed by Architect Yoshikuni Araki, the gardens include a teahouse overlooking a tranquil lake. There is even a whole area dedicated to medicinal herbs and plants. This is the perfect place to learn about natural remedies that can help for everyday ailments. Open all year round, the botanical gardens also offer seasonal activities for visitors to enjoy.
Fun for young and oldDuring the summer months, the Parksee lake provides the centerpiece for classical music concerts where the fountain becomes an illuminated organ, synchronized with the music. As well as the concerts, there is also an open-air theater that stages various shows for children. 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 Europe's largest outdoor ice rink, pulling in enthusiastic skaters from miles around.
Whether you are staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg for business or leisure, the gardens are within close proximity to the hotel. You can simply walk over and stroll around for hours, or enjoy a picnic on the green lawns. If you are attending an event at the CCH congress center, then this is the ideal place to revitalize your mind after a long day of business meetings.