An oasis in the hustle and bustle of the metropolis, the Berlin Botanic Garden is a plant paradise of world importance with a history of over 325 years. It is one of the top three botanic gardens in the world and Garden Heritage.
It had a forerunner in the early 17th century princely kitchen and herbal garden located in the pleasure gardens of the Berlin castle. In 1679 the Great Elector Friedrich Wilhelm founded an agricultural model garden in Schöneberg, a village near Berlin and now one of its districts. It soon evolved into a botanic garden cultivating numerous tropical plants. Two hundred years later at the beginning of 20th century, it was transferred to the present location in Dahlem, due to the lack of space.
The Botanic Garden Berlin-Dahlem invites visitors to inform themselves about the fascinating world of plants. Today it comprises an area of 126 acres and hence is one of the world’s largest and most important gardens. About 22,000 different species of plants are cultivated here in a very pleasant environment and provide the opportunity to recuperate the beauties of nature, and to learn more about the multifarious world of plants.
Address: Königin-Luise-Strasse 6-8, 14195 Berlin, Telephone +49-30-838 50100
Entrances: Unter den Eichen and Königin-Luise-Platz
More informations, opening times and ticket prices under www.botanischer-garten-berlin.de
© Pictures: I. Haas, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem