"Herrenhäuser Gärten (Royal Gardens)" Top 5 Page for this destination Herrenhausen castle and gardens Tip by chancay

Favorite thing: The baroque garden and park ensemble of Herrenhausen in Hannover is a remarkable example of the traditional art of landscape gardening.

The baroque garden ensemble, one of the greatest and most beautiful in Germany, , was founded in 166 by Duke Johann Friedrich of Calenberg. Ist preservation and further development are owed mainly to one remarkable woman: Sophie, princess-elect of Hannover and mother of the first "Hanoveranian" on the English throne, was of english descent and needed a garden. And so the baroque ensemble was created, with trees, hedges, numerous special and model gardens, a great fountain with surrounding waterworks, maze garden, open air theatre, many statues and sculptures, cascades, a grotto and a palace (destroyed in 1943), gallery und orangery buildings.

Today, even without the palace, it is one of the city's most popular attractions, with its garden festivals, the baroque fireworks and theatre performances during the summer months.

Fondest memory: have a look at my travelogues, some more pictures

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  • Updated Jan 17, 2003
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