Forstbotanischer Garten, Cologne

Forstbotanischer Garten, Cologne (must see)

If you are passionate about plants, Forstbotanischer Garten in Cologne is definitely a place to visit. This garden specializing in sylvan botany is set over 25 hectares. Established in the year 1964, the garden has on display a stunning diversity of 3000 species of groves, both native and foreign. Visitors come here in great numbers to browse through the Japanese peonies, azaleas and Katsura trees, the North American redwoods and cedar and the Rhododendron Canyon. This canyon reflects the military past of this exquisite garden. Till the Second World War ended, this part of Forstbotanischer Garten was used as an infantry base. It was located on the city fortresses’ outer ring.

Forest of Peace is a botanical area in this garden that showcases Germany’s diplomatic relations with countries across the world. Plants from respective countries are grown here. Forming an outer green belt around the city, this garden is open to the public on all days. The natural area close to the Forstbotanischer Garten was created in the 1980s. Here, a lot of additional trees were planted and the area came to be known as the Friedenswald. This area spanning twenty hectares contains coniferous and deciduous forest shrubs and trees from all over the world in a large meadow. Enjoy the exotic range of native trees in this garden. Do not miss out the heather garden, Rhododendron ravine, Japanese plantings, peonies and North American plants.

Why You Should Visit:
A very relaxing and spacious green lung in Cologne; freely accessible, with huge meadows for families and friends. Beautiful in every season.

Tip:
Ideal jogging and cycling paths!
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Forstbotanischer Garten on Map

Sight Name: Forstbotanischer Garten
Sight Location: Cologne, Germany
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Rodenkirchen Walk in Cologne  

Walking Tours in Cologne, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Cologne

Create Your Own Walk in Cologne

Creating your own self-guided walk in Cologne is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Rodenkirchen Walk in Cologne

Rodenkirchen Walk in Cologne

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Architectural Landmarks in Cologne

Architectural Landmarks in Cologne

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.8 km
Nightlife in Innenstadt-Sud

Nightlife in Innenstadt-Sud

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Beerhouses Tour in Cologne

Beerhouses Tour in Cologne

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 km
Nightlife in Innenstadt-Nord

Nightlife in Innenstadt-Nord

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km