With greening and blossoming wherever you look.
Endangered plant species are preserved here: the Botanical Adventure Gardens in Altenburg is all about rare shrubs, ferns and succulent plants. The countless plants are used for research, teaching, study and species protection. Every year, cultural events and tours attract thousands of visitors. Guests can enjoy coffee or wine on the terrace of the Summer House in a relaxed atmosphere.
The historical gardens have been listed as a protected monument for ten years
Founded some 90 years ago by the sewing machine manufacturer Karl K. Dietrich and designed by the landscape gardener Hans Dippel, the site is now a thriving testimony for an outstanding example of botanical garden. After the Second World War, the gardens with their outstanding stock of trees passed into the possession of the city of Altenburg. Exhibitions and popular plant sales proved a magnet to large numbers of visitors. In 2002, the Botanical Gardens were forced to close for financial reasons. Three years later, the "Altenburg Botanical Adventure Gardens" Promotional Association was established, following which numerous volunteers worked for four long months to restore the overgrown treasure. The reopening of the gardens was celebrated in the spring of 2006. Today, the Promotional Association under the management of Dr. Wolfgang Preuß attends to the care and maintenance of the gardens. Financing of these activities is provided by both sponsors and the proceeds generated by events. The Botanical Adventure Gardens have been a protected monument since 2008.
Opening hours
The season always starts at the beginning of April
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 4 pm
Botanischer Erlebnisgarten Altenburg
Heinrich-Zille-Str. 12
04600 Altenburg
Phone: 03447 / 513253
Fax: 03447 / 389560