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Herrenhäuser Gärten

The Royal Gardens in Hanover Herrenhausen are considered to be one of the most beautiful garden parks in Europe. Originating back more than 300 years, they are an expression of garden art in its finest form. The Gardens were originally planned as a pleasure garden for the royal court, were laid down by the Electress Sophie from 1676-1714 and today cover an area of 135 hectares. She was once heard to say `The Garden is my life`.

The Grosser Garten (Great Garden), whose baroque layout has remained virtually unchanged for centuries, attracts the visitor to enjoy a leisurely stroll and to admire the bubbling cascades and fountains and the magnificent parterre. The Palace was destroyed during the Second World War. Reconstructed, with a façade faithful to the original construction, it now serves as a modern congress centre with integrated museum restoring once more the architectural centre point of the Herrenhausen Gardens. The renowned Galerie with its fresco adorned ballroom and the unique historical hedge theatre are further evidence to the former glamorous lifestyle of the royal court.

For garden lovers the Berggarten offers a wide array of plants to discover. Vast numbers of native and exotic plants thrive and flourish in this botanical garden, not to forget that the Berggarten possesses one of the largest collections of orchids worldwide. The majestic flowering magnolia trees and rhododendrons in the spring, prairie perennials and grasses in the late summer, swamp and pond scenery of special interest in the winter are just a few examples of the many beautiful aspects to be admired and appreciated. For more than 300 years a linden tree lined avenue leads the way to the mausoleum of the Royal House of Hanover. The Electress Sophie, King George I of England and many of their descendants found their last resting place here.

The Georgengarten with its idyllic landscape garden of lawns, shrubberies, tranquil ponds and ornamental bridges is a wonderful setting for a walk.

Herrenhäuser Gärten Verwaltung
Herrenhäuser Straße 4
30419 Hannover – Germany
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