Frankfurt Parks and Gardens

(Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany)

Summer picture of the Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten)An assortment of spacious parks and beautiful gardens await you in Frankfurt, with many being close to the city centre itself. Lovers of horticulture should be sure to visit both the Palm Gardens (Palmengarten) and the neighbouring Frankfurt Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten), where many specimen plants are to be found, both outside and within huge glasshouses.

For recreational spaces and open areas of lawn, Vine Park (Rebstockpark) and Rothschild Park (Rothschildpark) are great places for picnicking, strolling and generally relaxing. Frankfurt's main parks and gardens are displayed below.

View of the large rockery at the Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten)

Botanical Gardens (Botanischer Garten)

Address: Siesmayerstrasse 72, Westend, Frankfurt am Main, D-60323, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 069 7982 4763
The Frankfurt Botanical Gardens are perfect for plant lovers and those with a love of horticulture, although even visitors without green fingers will be sure to enjoy the colourful displays and endless flowers. Located within the Westend area of the city, the gardens are split into themed areas and maintained by the local university (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt), with highlights including many tropical rainforest plants and exotic species, housed within climate-controlled greenhouses. The Botanical Gardens stand directly next to the Palmengarten.
Open hours: March to October, Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 09:00 to 13:00
Admission: no charge

Vine Park (Rebstockpark)

Address: Am Römerhof 15, Bockenheim, Frankfurt am Main, D-60486, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 069 716 7380
Very much a family attraction, Rebstockpark lies on the western side of the city. With endless pleasant picnic spots, a swimming pool and large open spaces, the park dates back around 50 years and is extremely well used.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: no charge

Picture of the Palm Gardens (Palmengarten)

Palm Gardens (Palmengarten)

Address: Siesmayerstrasse 63, Frankfurt am Main, D-60323, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 069 2123 911
Nature lovers shouldn't miss out on the opportunity to visit the popular Palmengarten, where more than 2,000 different species of palm tree are available for viewing. The garden has a number of greenhouses in which an interesting variety of plant specimens can be found. The tropical greenhouse is amongst the main highlights, with its authentic jungle environment. Tours of the facility are available, with other highlights including formal gardens, rose bushes, a boating pond, a children's playground and an autumn flower show.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 16:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge

Rothschild Park (Rothschildpark)

Address: Oberlindau 20, Westend, Frankfurt am Main, D-60323, Germany, DE
Rothschild Park is not far from Frankfurt city centre, and yet this peaceful spot could almost be a million miles away, if you were to ignore the nearby skyscrapers. Full of mature trees, which provide welcomed shady spots on the hottest days, Rothschild Park is a popular haunt with locals, especially as lunchtime approaches. Plenty of benches are scattered around the park should you wish to sit down and enjoy the surrounding parkland scenery.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: no charge

People's Niddatal Park (Volkspark Niddatal)

Address: Ginnheimer Wäldchen, Ginnheim, Frankfurt am Main, D-60431, Germany, DE
A huge parkland sited on the northern suburbs of Frankfurt, Volkspark Niddatal is a great place to escape from the busy city centre. The park itself encompasses a particularly diverse landscape, with woodland areas, meandering rivers and well-maintained gardens. Trails are available for cyclists and joggers.
Open hours: daily - dawn to dusk
Admission: no charge