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Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen (Herrenhauser Garten)

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Address: Herrenhauser Strasse 4, 30419, Hannover, Lower Saxony, Germany
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+49 511 16834000

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Very beautiful French-style Garden

It is very beautiful 3 Gardens - one is open to the public as a city's garden (very huge area), one is French style Garden (+ you get entrance to the main building - it was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very beautiful 3 Gardens - one is open to the public as a city's garden (very huge area), one is French style Garden (+ you get entrance to the main building - it was interesting part about reconstruction after WWII) and botanical Gardens (if you are interested in plants, it is very interesting, then not - it is... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens cover a vast area on the outskirts of the city and are certainly worth a visit, even in winter when there is not much to see in terms of plants and flowers., though the fantastic architecture and landscaping can still be appreciated.The gardens also have a museum and restaurant.

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens, sourrounded by a beautiful park (that is for free) - perfect for picnic and relaxing. The best time to some here is in summer, for some of the festivals, illuminations and fireworks happening here. I can really reccomend the "kleines fest im großen garten" which is a kind of variaté/ comedy/ cabaret festival. What I dont like so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Magnificent garden spread over several acres. Can be visited during anytime of the year. bronze statues and open air theatre are added attractions

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Even in wintertime you get a flavour of these impressive gardens. The new grotto is something very different - quite stunning. The hothouse in the botanical garden across the road had a great surprise - free flying tropical butterflies. Only disappointment was that the café/restaurant was closed without any clear indication before you got to the door. Very easy access... More 

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Novi Sad, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Huge garden of British royal family before Hannover was annexed by Prussia. Yet, more profound impact on me had Burggarten which is included in the ticket price with Herrenhausergarten. It is splendid botanical garden featuring for example Orchid hothouse or Galapagos hothouse. I lost my count of time wandering through it...

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

My wife and I enjoyed visiting these gardens and the adjacent museum in mid-October 2016. We were greatly impressed by the related history, the magnificent fountains, and the beauty of its baroque style. We have been in many similar European sites and there is no doubt, these garden are some of the best. The Schloss Herrenhausen Gardens can be easily... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The wonderful gardens of Herrenhausen, will let you walk through spectacle cascade of flower gardens, fountains, swan ponds and a maze. You will find that you are lost in time when walking through the gardens, with its Bell Fountain and Garden theater. Every year Herrenhausen is hosting an international fireworks competition from around the world. Canada came in on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The history to the gardens along with the technical know how and accomplishments at that time is pretty impressive. It must have been a sisyphian task to build the fountains at that time. They accomplished the feat with wooden hollowed logs as the pipelines. May not have lasted too long but was very impressive indeed. Honest representation of the Baroque... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The great garden of Harrenhausen palace is an extraordinary spectacle that has been famous in Europe for centuries ! It clearly has a French influence and reminds you of Gardens of Versailles! Angela Markel received Obama here during his visit in 2016. The palace was completely destroyed in WWII and has been painstakingly restored in recent years !!

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