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Botanical Garden, Erlangen

(4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A very beautiful plant, which invites you to linger and relax. There's always wonderful photo motifs! Unfortunately the opening hours are mainly in the warmer months, short.
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  • A small Botanical Garden, but also for his visit to the money you take. There is a funny Pavilion with cacti. Nothing extraordinary, especially for non-specialists in Botany, but SV anyway here you can take a walk
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  • Erlangen does not have too much to offer visitors. The Botanical Garden is a highlight, if a bit of a work in progress. Small in size and a bit rough around the edges, it does not offer much explanati...  more »