Herrenhausen Gardens, Hannover

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    Herrenhausen Gardens

    by nepalgoods Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There are actually three gardens. the big Baroque Garden, the Berggarten and the Georgengarten.

    The gardens are a heritage of the Kings of Hanover.

    The Great Garden has always been one of the most distinguished botanical gardens of Europe while the Berggarten has been transformed over the years from a simple vegetable garden into its second large botanical garden with its own attractions. Both the Georgengarten and the Welfengarten have been made in the style of English gardens, and both are considered popular recreation areas for the residents of Hanover. The history of the gardens spans several centuries, and they remain a popular attraction to this day.

    During summer there are many events and festivals taking place in the Great Garden.

    There had also been a big palace, but that has been destroyed in the last war. Only some gardenbuildings and the gardens have survived.

    Another bid attraction in the Great Garden in the Blue Grotto of the famous artist Nici de Saint Phalle.

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    Herrenhausen Gardens

    by elgin99 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The royal gardens of Herrenhausen are a real treat for visitors to the state capital. These unique gardens were created in 1666. You can enjoy a variety of stylistic orientations, baroque horticulture in the French style, the English landscaped garden and the botanical garden. The Großer Garten, Berggarten, Georgengarten and Welfengarten were laid out by the kings and princes of Hanover between the 17th and 19th centuries.

    The centrepiece of the ensemble is the Großer Garten, the largest baroque gardens in Germany, with its hedges, secret garden, impressive fountains and white sculptures. In the summer months, grand celebrations are held here – visitors can enjoy the baroque ambience of the garden with events ranging from the international firework competition to the "Kleine Fest im Großen Garten“ (little festival in the Großer Garten) to theatre and musical performances.

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    Herrenhausen Garden Experience

    by travelbuff007 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Herrenhausen Gardens are the city's pride and joy - a vast complex of formal gardens laid out between 1666 and the mid-19th century. The various gardens that are known together as the 'Herrenhäuser Gärten' are in the French Baroque, English landscape and botanical styles. In total the four gardens, the Grosser Garten, Georgengarten, Berggarten and Welfengarten, cover no less than 135 hectares of land to the north-west of the city centre. The gardens also feature several impressive buildings, such as the Orangery, the Wilhelm Busch Museum and the Fürstenhaus.

    It can be reached by tram. From Kröpcke station (near the main station), you take the no. 4 or 5 heading for Garbsen or Stöcken respectively. Journey time is approx. 10 minutes. You will pass this landmark, opposite side is the Butterfly farm and the Rainforest Dome. The gardens are open till 8pm. The adult admission price was €3 that time (2005) but we got it for free i dont know why, is it because of the Cebit fair??... even the tram is free.. take note.

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    Herrenhausen

    by Naokico Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I love gardens I really do! So when I was in Hannover I had to see the gardens as well, eventhough it was the middle of the winter I found the gardens beautiful (in morbid sort of way), anyway it is worth a visit.

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    The Royal Gardens

    by Gerrem Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Grosse Garten in Herrenhausen is unique in Germany and has been preserved almost unchanged for over three centuries. Guided tours of this magnificent collection of baroque gardens are available. The Berggarten next door is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world and has a world famous collection of plants including one of the most complete orchid collections on the continent and displays of cactus and other tropical plant species.

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    Lovely green gardens

    by jenniferchin Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Did not manage to enter the gardens per se, but that does not mean that I did not take in the wonderful greenery inside !

    We walked around the outside and managed to take lots of pictures. It was evening and the sun was setting. The whole area was sort of bathed in gold light. Very nice !

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  • Berggarten

    by sabsi Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    Berggarten is kind of a botanic garden opposite the Royal Garden in Herrenhausen. You will find all the smells and colours of the world's flora here. There's little signs with the names of the flowers, little lakes and wonderful alleys here.

    The entrance fee to the gardens (Großer Garten and Berggarten) is 4 €.

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  • Mausoleum in Berggarten

    by sabsi Updated Apr 4, 2011
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    In Berggarten there's a mausoleum where many royals of the House of Hannover are buried, e.g. Ernst August (King of Hannover, 1771-1778) and George I (King of England, 1714-1727). George V (1819-1878), king of England and Hannover, however, is not buried here but in Windsor.

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    the new town hall

    by Lucky79 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Many visitors are quite astonished to hear that the magnificent building they are standing in front of is, actually, the "new" townhall. Its size and grand architectural style make it look more "historical", like a relict from more majestic times, when Hannover used to be a kingdom. The townhall itself was, however, ceremonially opende on 20 June 1913 after twelfe years building time. The proud figure of 10 million Marks was the amount the municipality was willing to pay for its new splendid building, erected upon 6020 beech-tree piles. It was designed by Eggert and Halmhuber.

    The new townhall is the residence of the mayor, the head of the municipal administration. The doors of the Townhall are always wide open to all visitors. And a visit is any time a worthwhile venture.

    Four scale models of Hannover are on permanent display under the nearly one hundred metre high dome of the townhall lobby, showing the city as it was in the Middle Ages, before World War II, the destruction of 1945 and the townscape of today. These models are always immensely popular amongst the visitors.

    The diagonal lift in the Townhall dome is unique in Europe. At a 15-degree angle it covers the 43 metres up tolthe gallery at the top of the dome. From this vantage point one can enjoy a marvellous view of the whole city, even as far as the Harz Mountains when visibility is good.

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    masch park

    by Lucky79 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Masch Park, also called "Park of the Twin Towns", is located between the New Town Hall and Lake Maschsee. It is part of a large green area that offers excellent opportunities for recreation and leisure activities in the Southern City. The park was designed at the end of the last century by the Municipal Garden Director Julius Trip, one of the leading garden artists of his time. The walk ways around the Maschteich "a pond inside the Park" invite to leisurely strolls during lunch breaks and, of course, at any other time of the day and let you enjoy the pleasant "green spot" just behind the Town Hall.

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    masch park

    by Lucky79 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Masch Park, also called "Park of the Twin Towns", is located between the New Town Hall and Lake Maschsee. It is part of a large green area that offers excellent opportunities for recreation and leisure activities in the Southern City. The park was designed at the end of the last century by the Municipal Garden Director Julius Trip, one of the leading garden artists of his time. The walk ways around the Maschteich "a pond inside the Park" invite to leisurely strolls during lunch breaks and, of course, at any other time of the day and let you enjoy the pleasant "green spot" just behind the Town Hall.

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    parliament building

    by Lucky79 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Leineschloß, today the parliament building for Niedersachsen government, dates back to the 12th century. Originally it was a Franciscan convent which was dissolved in 1553. When the Duke of Calenberg took residence in Hannover in 1636 parts of the building were redecorated. In the 19th century after Hannover hat become a kingdom, the whole Leineschlo§ burned out almost completely, only the portico remained. When ist was rebuilt, the modern assembly hall was added.

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    the "Berggarten" next to the Herrenhäuser Gärten

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    these kind of "plant-carrier" were used to transportate e.g. big orange-trees from the great gardens (Herrenhäuser Gärten) to the buildings where they stayed during the winter.

    The Berggarten is a botanical garden.

    In the middle of the garden is placed a mausoleum built by the noted architect Laves, it is the last resting place of the members of Hannover's royal family. A great collection of rare and exotic plants can be found in the greenhouses of the Rock Garden. You can see there not only the largest European collection of orchids, but also one of the most impressive cactus displays of its kind.

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    HERRENHÄUSER GARDENS

    by Hosell Updated Aug 30, 2005

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    The baroque garden ensemble, one of the greatest and most beautiful in Germany, was founded in 1666 by Duke J. and is one of most beautiful royal garden i ever seen.

    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.If you are tired to walk too much in Hannover,come to these beautiful gardens to have a break!.

    This is a general view of HERRENHÄUSER GARTEN!

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    See the "Herrenhäuser Gärten"

    by chancay Updated Apr 4, 2005

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    One of the main attractions of Hannover are the Herrenhausen gardens. The following text is taken from the official description of the gardens:
    The baroque garden ensemble, one of the greatest and most beautiful in Germany, was founded in 1666 by Duke Johann Friedrich of Calenberg.
    Its 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, mace garden, open air theatre, many statues and sculptures, cascades, a grotto and a palace (destroyed in 1943), gallery and orangery buildings. In 1936 the Great Garden was restored after being placed under Hannover's municipal administration.

    To the north of the Great Garden we find the Berggarten (the Rock Garden), which used to be the utility or herbal garden for the court. Later it became a botanical garden

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