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Grugapark Essen, Essen

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Grugapark Essen, a botanical garden established in 1927, plays host to Germany's largest collection of climbing plants, a bonsai garden, a medieval herb garden, wetlands, and more. Wander through the various gardens to see plants from around the world. Visit the greenhouses, spend some time in the sensory garden, or settle on the grass for a picnic. A little train offers rides around the park for a small fee. Entry to the park is charged during the day, but if you come back in the evening, you can enjoy the park for free. Grugapark Essen is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Essen Edition.
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  • Currently commuting to Essen every week and training for a triathlon so wanted to find a pool. Gruga has a superb 50m open air heated pool which is normally open from early May. There is a leisure poo...  more »
  • I live here and have a card for the year. I prefer going during the week, then you have it to yourself, ladt week was beautiful, no matter where you wander, there is something beautiful to discover, i...  more »
  • A beautifully manicured and maintained park in the midst of the town. There are plenty of people you'll find enjoying the park. It's a profusion of flowers, amidst the verdant green backgrounds of wel...  more »
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  • Very nice place... Quite big, need to do a lot of walking to explore the place. Not sure about the entry fee because we entered free... witnessed beautiful tulip garden and a lot more other lovely flowers.... Chairs available to relax and enjoy your day under the sun.
  • It is a very beautiful park with lots of scenery. Just bear in mind using bicycle and consuming alcohol is FORBIDDEN in the park, one of the park personnel notified us, but was kind enough not to fine us, because we honestly didn't know that. Apart from that, it is a great place.
  • Beautiful and diverse gardens as well as lots of playgrounds and activities for kids.
  • You must visit Grugapark if you enjoy nature, tree, flower, open space, also you can found interesting exhibition and concerts
  • Nice botanical garden. One of the best in the area. You should pay admission fee