Neuer Botanischer Garten


Munich's verdant New Botanical Garden segues smoothly from the north side of the palace park and ranks among the most important in Europe. About a century old, it boasts some 14,000 plant species from around the world. Highlights include the Victorian-style Palmenhaus (glass palm house) with its famous collection of tropical and subtropical plants. Other greenhouses shelter cacti, orchids, ferns, carnivorous plants and other leafy treasures.

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1. Museum Mensch und Natur

0.34 MILES

Kids will have plenty of ooh and aah moments in the Museum of Humankind & Nature, in the Schloss Nymphenburg north wing. Anything but old school, it puts…

2. Palace Grounds

0.37 MILES

The sprawling park behind Schloss Nymphenburg is a favourite spot with Münchners and visitors for strolling, jogging or whiling away a lazy afternoon. It…

3. Schloss Nymphenburg

0.37 MILES

This commanding palace and its lavish gardens sprawl around 5km northwest of the Altstadt. Begun in 1664 as a villa for Electress Adelaide of Savoy, the…

4. Marstallmuseum

0.51 MILES

Also in the main building of the palace, the Marstallmuseum displays royal coaches and riding gear (including Ludwig II's over-the-top sleigh) on ground…

5. Ost-West Friedenskirche

2.33 MILES

Built illegally after WWII by a Russian hermit called Father Timofey, the delightfully rural Russian Orthodox East-West Peace Church was to have been…

6. Olympiastadion

2.34 MILES

Germans have a soft spot for the Olympiastadion because it was on this hallowed grass in 1974 that the national soccer team – led by the Kaiser Franz…

7. Erinnerungsort Olympia-Atentat

2.61 MILES

The 1972 Olympics are unfortunately known for the attack carried out by Palestinian terrorists, during which Israeli athletes were kidnapped and killed…

8. Olympiaturm

2.71 MILES

When the sky is clear you'll have Munich at your feet against the breathtaking backdrop of the Alps from the top of the 290m Olympiaturm. It's one of the…