Botanical Gardens Flora, Cologne

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Both a municipal park and a botanical garden, Botanical Gardens Flora, designed by renowned Prussian gardener Peter Joseph Lenné in 1864, contains more than 10,000 different plant species. Close to the left Rhine banks in the city's north, this 11.5 hectare (28 acre) garden includes The Flora, which occupies the southern part of the park and features a waterfall and a flower garden with a central fountain. More exotic plants, such as orchids, cocoa plants, and succulents can be found in the large greenhouse. The northern botanical garden is categorized according to plant type. In the summer, try to time your visit with the annual Zoo and Flora Summer Night, which offers a music program and a nocturnal visit to the zoo. See Botanical Gardens Flora and all Cologne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cologne family vacation planner.
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  • Having seen the padlock bridge we then enjoyed a lovely walk back down the river to the botanical gardens, located next to the zoo (about 30 minutes). The gardens are stunning, beautiful flower displa...  more »
  • Well maintained green in the big city - always worth a visit. Especially nice for families on a budget: there's no admission!
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  • The botanical gardens are next to the zoo and a good 30 minute walk from the old town along the river bank. Our favourite was the dahlias which always attract with their varied shapes and colours. Lak...  more »

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The Ring is a semicircular area around the edge of the city's walls from Chlodwigplatz to Ebertplatz. Along the semicircle are hotel chains and boutique accommodations that offes ready access to the city center on foot or via a short metro ride. For access to nightlife, consider the Südstadt area known for its rock bars, cocktails, and theaters. The luxury accommodations in the elegant Friesenviertel area often attracts local celebrities. Search for lodging deals in the Nippes area, which is away from the busy center and known for its local character.
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