Herrenhausen Gardens

Garden Design at the Height of Perfection




They are among the most beautiful parks in Europe: the Herrenhausen Gardens in Hanover have been representative of (garden) design and culture of the highest quality for over 300 years.

As a Baroque garden which has remained almost unchanged over the years, the Grosser Garten impresses with its formal layout, splendid parterre, water features, and colourful grotto designed by Niki de Saint Phalle. The erstwhile summer residence of the Welf (Guelph) dynasty still conveys a sense of royal living today. Reconstructed as a conference centre and museum, Schloss Herrenhausen (Herrenhausen Palace) now forms the architectural reference point for the gardens again.

There is much to discover in the Berggarten for garden and plant lovers. Approximately 12,000 different types of plants thrive in one of Germany's oldest botanical gardens. Among the plants which can be seen in its show houses are up to 800 flowering orchids. A fascinating underwater world and over 6,000 tropical plants can be experienced in the Sea Life Aquarium at the centre of the Berggarten.


In the Georgengarten, the idyllic landscape scenes comprised of lawns, still pools and decorative bridges invite the visitor to take an interesting or even meditative stroll.