“A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
Today I am sharing a place with you with a very enchanting atmosphere. I am talking about the Botanic Garden in Dahlem, Berlin. The garden and the botanic museum as a central unit belong to the Freie Universität Berlin. They serve as a research center as well as a place where students and teachers develop projects contributed to national and international programmes on biodiversity. The best thing is, the Botanic arden and museum are entirely open to visitors and plant enthusiasts.
Come check out this magical and relaxing place to escape the city’s hustle and bustle with me!
Berlins Botanic Garden is considered one of the largest and most important botanical gardens in the world. Not only because of its humongous surface but also because of the variety of plants it holds. There are more than 20.000 different types of plants from all over the world, each placed in beautiful and artsy landscapes.
Take a stroll in the woods and meadows and pay a visit to the different greenhouses. The tropical plant house, in particular, is a thrilling place to discover. The house has a length of 60 meters and a height of 23 meters and is therefore counted as one of the largest greenhouses in the world. The tall trees with epiphytes growing on them and colourful plants at the bottom, as well as the lianas give you the feeling of discovering an uninhabited area in the Amazon jungle.
On a beautiful, sunny day you can sit outside and treat yourself to a coffee and something to eat while enjoying the astonishing view over the garden and its trails.
Immerse yourself in the green oasis, take a nap at the lakeside or just take a walk along the different trails. In only a few minutes you can discover plants and landscapes from the Alps to Caucasus. I mean, who needs to travel the world, if they can find all those plants and landscapes in one great place, right?
You can also check out the different exhibitions at the museum, that are depending on the season. The entry fee for both the Botanic Garden and the Botanical Museum are very inexpensive (see below). They also offer the opportunity of booking a guided tour with an experienced botanist. You have to book it in advance and can choose to visit particular highlights or items of special interest.
I hope you enjoyed this little review on the Botanic Garden in Berlin. I can only recommend it to anyone who needs some time off from this crazy capital, called Berlin with its noisy sounds and quirky people. Don’t get me wrong, that is exactly why I love this city so much, but sometimes a break from all this is very much needed and a trip to the botanic garden is an easy and inexpensive way to do so.
Regular: 6€ Discounted: 3€
Regular: 2,50€ Discounted: 1,50 €
Unter den Eichen 5-10, 12203 Berlin (Metrobus M48) &
Königin-Luise-Platz, 14195 Berlin (ExpressBus X83, Bus 101)
Königin-Luise-Str. 6-8, 14195 Berlin (ExpressBus X83, Bus 101)