Rennsteiggarten Oberhof, Oberhof

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The Rennsteiggarten Oberhof is a botanical garden specializing in mountain flora, located in Rennsteig at Am Pfanntalskopf 3, Oberhof, Thuringia, Germany. It is open daily in the warmer months; an admission fee is charged.The garden was established in 1970 on the grounds of a former quarry at an elevation of 868 meters on the Pfanntalskopf. In 1972 the Cultural Federation and University of Jena agreed to scientific support, and plantings began with material from the Botanischer Garten Jena. In 1980 an indigenous plant bog was created, with a nature garden begun in 1985 for protected plants from the Thuringian mountains, and in 1993 a garden of Thuringian herbs.Today the garden contains about 4,000 species from the mountains of Europe, Asia, North and South America, New Zealand, and the Arctic, with a special focus on protected species of Thuringia. Specimens of interest include Acinos alpinus, Adonis vernalis, Androsace carnea, Androsace helvetica, Aquilegia formosa, Arctostaphylos alpina, Calceolaria darwinii, Callianthemum anemonoides, Caltha howellii, Campanula barbata, Cornus canadensis, Cypripedium calceolus, Daphne arbuscula, Daphne blagayana, Dianthus glacialis, Eryngium alpinum, Fritillaria meleagris, Gentiana asclepiadea, Gentiana lutea, Gentiana occidentalis, Gentiana verna, Globularia cordifolia, Helichrysum bellidioides, Incarvillea mairei, Lilium bulbiferum, Lilium carniolicum, Lilium oxypetalum, Meconopsis integrifolia, Ramonda nathaliae, Rhododendron camtschaticum, Rhododendron ferrugineum, Salix hylematica, Soldanella alpina, Teucrium montanum, Thalictrum aquilegiifolium, Thymus doerfleri, and Tulipa montana.
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  • Three gardeners and two craftsmen display their love of nature on every square centimeter on 7 ha. The entire facility is wonderful and barrier-free to explore. The small café gentian provides loving way for culinary and home-made highlights - visit, highly recommended with children! The o town bus goes to the roundabout and entrance almost to the door.
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  • Botanical Garden specializing in alpine flora, located at an altitude of approximately. 800-900 m above sea level, because the mountain plants are usually the most attractive in the early spring, a visit to the best schedule from late April to June, so as to enjoy the flowering rhododendrons, sasankami, goryczkami, etc. The path is designed to advantage of the scenic landscape of the site. In a few places you will find tasteful picnic shelters/protection against wind and rain. A big attraction for kids!
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  • Really beautiful garden and very to learn, and even try out different stations bridges, stairs, observation platforms, many seating areas, sufficient information panels... for children (z.b.Sonnenuhr) ...wir were definitely expecting less than is commanded us! Dog is not allowed! We definitely come again and will recommend the race track grounds. We spent about 3 hours there and had a wonderful day!
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  • Beautifully landscaped garden with high-altitude plants from all over the world. Also very good for children. To the take with plants and delicious Blueberry and herbal tea.
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  • Very interesting, relaxing, a beautiful course. For nature lovers a must.
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  • Very good Botanical Garden!
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  • A botanical garden for alpine plants: Grasses, lichens and mosses are known now once for extroverted flowers. You must go at the right time to see something spectacular. Apart from a simple walk through the garden is very entertaining and interesting set. Worth is a visit regardless of the season.
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  • For plant lovers OK.
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