Alter Botanischer Garten, Goettingen

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The Old Botanical Garden of Göttingen University, with an area of 4.5 hectares, is an historic botanical garden maintained by the University of Göttingen. It is located in the Altstadt at Untere Karspüle 1, adjacent to the city wall, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany, and open daily.The garden was established in 1736 by Albrecht von Haller as a hortus medicus, and gradually extended via adjacent plots within and without the city wall. By 1806 the garden had a tropical greenhouse, orangery, and cycad house; to these were added in 1830 an Araceae greenhouse, and again in 1857 a new orangery . Although the garden's collection of tropical plants was destroyed in the World War II, it was replenished postwar and augmented by a major collection of wild plants from central Europe. In 1967, as the university's natural science faculty began its relocation to a site north of the city center, two new botanical gardens were there established, but the old garden continues. In one of the most recent changes, its systematic garden was converted in 2003–2007 from a century-old taxonomic structure to one reflecting contemporary molecular genetics.
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  • Our tip which enjoy nature during a nice walk and then are looking for a Bank and comfortably read the favorite book.
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  • The Botanical Garden is very extensive and shows a variety of plants. Perfect for someone who wants to dive into the countryside to relax
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  • A pleasant place to stroll and relax after shopping. The old Botanical Garden, are pleased that the admission is free. In greenhouses, rich collection of cacti and other exotic plants.
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  • The Germans have a word for this "Klein aber Fein", which might translate to be small but fine. Enjoy a walk through the garden seeing all the species of plants and all labelled too, underneath the Japanese maple go down to the pond before entering the tunnel that takes one to the greenhouses...and from there to the cafe Botanik..enjoy!
  • Nice garden and park. Many exotic plants. Mammut trees, bamboo, houses of rain forest plants and huge cactus, Lotus flower, palms, banana trees and lots of flowers from all over the world. A cafe is offering fresh cakes. It is a very nice place to relax or shooting photos.
  • Exotic plants from all over the world. I especially liked the red tree near the entrance. Cool photos ;)
  • Both a peaceful and lively place, the Garden cafe was busy with a friendly atmosphere.
  • Pleasant place to have a walk. Clean and nutritious air for your lungs to rejuvenate your body and mind

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