Welcome to the Munich Botanical Garden

Covering an area of 21.20 hectares (52.4 acres), the Munich Botanical Garden in the suburb of Nymphenburg is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world and is visited by over 350,000 visitors a year. It is home to approximately 19,600 species and subspecies.

View of the south side of the Alpinum

Take a botanical journey to the hot and humid regions, visit the evergreen mountain forests of the more temperate tropical regions, or explore the hot and arid deserts within the 4,500 m² (approx. 1.1 acres) of our Glasshouse Complex.
Or you may just want to go for a stroll, for example in the Arboretum, among the rhododendrons, or through the fern gorge. Afterwards you might walk cross over from the Botanical Garden to the Nymphenburg Palace Gardens and perhaps also visit the Museum of Man and Nature (Museum Mensch und Natur), located right near the Nymphenburg Palace (Schloss Nymphenburg).

The Botanical Garden is also used for scientific research, for example for phenological studies (studies of the flowering and fruiting times of plants), which also include plants at the Alpine Garden on the Schachen (1,860 m). The Garden is also a place for the training or further education of gardeners. Last but not least it provides a refuge for bee species and many other insects.

Megachile ericetorum
In the years 2015/2017 we found 106 wild bee species in the Botanical Garden.

Sitta europaea
The Botanical Garden is currently a habitat for 45 species of domestic birds.

Whether you are interested in botany or just visiting to relax in tranquil and beautiful surroundings – we hope that your visit will be enjoyable.

Susanne S. Renner