Botanical Garden, Heidelberg

Botanical Garden, Heidelberg (must see)

The Botanischer Garten der Universität Heidelberg is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Heidelberg. It is open to the public daily except Saturday without charge. The garden was established in 1593 as a hortus medicus for the University of Heidelberg. As such, it is the third oldest botanical garden in Germany, but has moved seven times since its establishment.

The present site was created in 1915, it was severely damaged in World War II but has subsequently been rebuilt. Today the garden contains over 14,000 plant taxa, with a primary focus on its greenhouse collections (4000 square meters total area), with strengths in succulents, orchids, and bromeliads.

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Sight Name: Botanical Garden
Sight Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Im Neuenheimer Feld Walking Tour in Heidelberg  

Walking Tours in Heidelberg, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Heidelberg

Create Your Own Walk in Heidelberg

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Places of Worship in Heidelberg

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Nightlife in Heidelberg

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Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Im Neuenheimer Feld Walking Tour in Heidelberg

Im Neuenheimer Feld Walking Tour in Heidelberg

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
Museum Walking Tour in Heidelberg

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km