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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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TripAdvisor
  • Check out the fern house for lovely tropical gardens and luscious greenhouses. There's also a cute cafe in the gardens.  more »
  • We ran out of things to do at the zentrum so we went there. It's nice, and has plenty greenhouses to explore. Also a botanical café inside, with tables both inside and outside. I imagine is way more b...  more »
  • I just got done looking at this and I must say, this was one of the best attractions in Hanover and a nice lay out of the gardens. I wish and hope to visit there in the spring through Fall as the wint...  more »
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  • 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
  • Great memories during my time at the university. Nice place to chill during lunch time.