Killing Time In Frankfurt: The Palmengarten

The day before I went to Hamburg, I was in Frankfurt for a different concert.  (Most of my trips start with a concert.  Music is what motivates me.)  On that trip, I got to meet up with fellow blogger Charlotte. Charlotte is a Brit who lives in Frankfurt, and it was fun hanging out with her for a little while before that night’s concert.

The next day, I had time to kill before my train to Hamburg, so I asked my friend Jenny, who used to live in the area.  She suggested the Palmengarten, so I took a look.   At 22 hectares, the Palmengarten is the largest botanical garden in Germany.

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There are many, many types of plants.  There are indoor sections of the botanical gardens, with greenhouse sections where they grow plants that wouldn’t fare as well outside.

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It has a small waterfall.  There’s a walkway that goes behind the waterfall, so you can look out from the other side of this.

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There are pedal boats if you’re into that sort of thing.

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There’s a very nice fountain there.   I sat by this for quite a while, just enjoying the day.  I like fountains.

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The walkway over the water here was very Indiana Jones.  There are large fish and happy ducks sharing the waterways.

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Ok, I was wrong earlier.  This path over the water is very Indiana Jones.  It’s more than a little disconcerting until you notice that the stones aren’t just on the surface, they go all the way to the bottom.  Very cool looking.

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I went out of my way to find this when I learned it was in the Palmengarten-  an Easter Island head!  Apparently there are actually Moai all over Germany, and I’m only just now learning about this.   There’s another one in Stuttgart, another city I have yet to visit.

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Have you ever been to the Palmengarten?  Do you have a favorite botanical garden?   Is there a Moai near you?

5 thoughts on “Killing Time In Frankfurt: The Palmengarten

  1. Jenny

    I went there with my mom a lot when I was a child. There is one pic of me as a 3-yr-old in one of the paddle boats 🙂

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