Palm Garden Frankfurt
The palm garden in Frankfurt is one of three botanical gardens within the region of the city, located in the Westend-South district. The gardens are 22 hectares (220,000 m²), that is roughly 30 football fields. The gardens are a major tourist attraction, hence if you live in the area or are visiting and have a strong longing for exotic fauna and jungle type adventure, then the Botanical gardens is a great place to visit with your children. You will find nearly every kind of exotic flora from all corners of the world here.
The gardens are lush and nearly in the middle of the city. The tropicarium are modern glass designed greenhouses (14 in total) with tropical plants, and generally speaking the gardens do a well job replicating the various climates from around the world - whether a lush green forest to humid mangroves to monsoon forests and dry deserts.
The star of the gardens is the palm house, which is 18 meters high and coincidently is the most famous building in the gardens, with its design being an inspiration from the palaces of London and Paris in the late 19th century.
The gardens feature a playground for children, including a water play area, so prepare to get wet during warmer days. The playground is nicely done and laid out for children of all ages. Throughout the gardens there are a variety of things for children to discover, from facts to flying butterflies to small caves with interesting information.
The opening hours of the gardens vary by season, so please check on their website beforehand.