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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  • Here, it's nice to stay up all day, for this variety of flowers and plants sometimes overwhelms one.
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  • It is in maintainence but didn't give any notification until I was there! All the greenhouses/ indoor garten are closed. Outside has only few dry plants and no place to hide or sit in a winter raining...  more »
  • Harmoniously landscaped park situated directly on the Rhine. An oasis for adults and children, and that free! Recommended, especially for children is the small railroad which circumnavigates the Park. There is also the terminus of the cable car
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