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Botanical Garden, Erlangen

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Experience ecosystems ranging from the tropical to the pre-Alpine at Botanical Garden, an oasis of glass houses with plants, insects, and reptiles from around the world. Each is home to a different climate. In the tropicarium, more than 2,000 species of endangered orchids cover the jungle plants, as red-eared terrapins sun themselves on logs. Other houses recreate the arid plains of Madagascar, the spiky cactus-filled Mexican desert, and lush, watery, lowland tropics filled with water lilies and butterflies. Another is dedicated solely to carnivorous plants. Don't forget to grab an audio guide, which provides in-depth explanations of significant plants in German and English. Round out your visit with a relaxing walk through the arboretum, the rhododendrons, and fern gorge. Stop to rest in the ancient grains area, as the soothing aromas of fresh spices wash over you. Make Botanical Garden a centerpiece of your Erlangen vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Erlangen family vacation planner.
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  • The gardens are always stunning and relaxing. Free entrance is great. A lovely place for a stroll. Situated in the schloss gardens (parkland) the area is close to the town with nearby cafes for a rela...  more »
  • A great place to spend an hour or a whole day just strolling through, relaxing on any one of the many benches or reading (if you don't understand German, there are many great apps, like google transla...  more »
  • This garden, situated in the old part of the town, might be small but it is high on quality. When we visited, there was an amazing spring floral display, but also many other highlights. These included...  more »
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  • Nice small botanical garden with free entrance. Even a tropical glass house is part of the garden. Good place for having a break.
  • Small but they have a good collection. Specially the tropical glass house is a must see.
  • A sanctuary in the middle of the city great selection of plants from aroubd world and all for FREE
  • Nice place to stroll during sunny days in Erlangen.. with partner, friends, family, kids..
  • Nice place to walk by and relax