The Botanical Gardens in Nymphenburg

Fauna and Flora from the whole world

Tropical flowers, prickly cacti, carnivorous jungle plants: You do not have to travel around the globe to marvel at these amazing plants. Just come to the Botanical Gardens in Nymphenburg and discover some 14,000 species of plants from all over the world – in all seasons, because even if freezing temperatures prevail in our latitudes, the huge greenhouses of the Botanical Gardens show countless tropical plants in all their splendor. In spring, the outdoors areas are flooded by a veritable sea of flowers. In the Nymphenburg Botanical Gardens there aren’t only plants, however; many birds and insects live here. Frogs and and tortoises romp in the lakes and pools and the greenhouses provide a pleasant temperature for them.

Beautiful flowers and plants – indoors and outdoors – at the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens in Nymphenburg have a total of 15 greenhouses with a total area of 4500 square meters. Even if you don’t have much time, a visit to the Palm House and Aquatic Plants House is simply essential.

The more than 21 hectares outdoor facilities house the Rose Garden, where the intoxicating scent of various rose varieties from around the world lingers. In May the more than 200 types of Rhododendrons bust into floral beauty. The arboretum is also worth a visit, as are the beds with plenty of useful and medicinal plants.

Don’t have time to drive to the Alps during your Munich vacation? Then simply visit the Alpine garden in the Botanical Gardens! It replicates a hilly Alpine landscape and is home to many flowers and plants from the Alps.

The history of the Botanical Gardens in Nymphenburg

Botanical Gardens were established in Munich in 1809. It was created at the time on the inner city routes between Stachus (Karlsplatz) and the main train station. However, the city of Munich grew as much as the botanical gardens did, and soon there was hardly any space on the old site. New Botanical Gardens were therefore created in Nymphenburg in 1914, and are an important training ground for students and gardening apprentices today.

The Botanical Gardens are also within walking distance from Laimer Hof Hotel.