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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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  • An extensive Alpine Garden at 800meters full of wonderful specimen plants a real jewel in Bavarias Crown  more »
  • Loved how the show the local vegetation, the paths are really peaceful and views are great. Even if we did visit it on a rainy day!!  more »
  • This will primarily be of interest to gardeners. If you're an alpine or rock gardener, it's of great interest. For everyone else this would be mildly interesting, but probably not worth a special stop...  more »
  • 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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