Parks & Gardens in Cologne
You want to take a break from all the hustle and bustle of the city? Then you can retreat to one of our beautiful parks and gardens! Here are a few tips where it is best.
Flora & Botanical Garden
Where are there more different plant species than in a botanical garden? To approx. 5.5 hectares of land, you will find more than 12,000 different plant species in the flora. The garden was opened in 1864, after it had been previously hosted by the famous architect Peter Josef Lenné. Next to the Flora is the English landscape garden and the water cascade in Renaissance style.
After the first 50 years of the Flora's existence, the Botanical Garden was finally opened. Here you will find exotic plants from all climate zones.
Botanical garden 8.00 o'clock until dawn (maximum 21.00 o'clock in summer)
Subtropics house from October to March from 10.00 to 16.00 o'clock, April to September from 10.00 o'clock to 18.00 o'clock
At the Botanical Garden 1a, 50735 Cologne
Once "Germany's most beautiful park" (awarded in 2007) is located directly between Mühlheim and Cologne. Here you can click on approx. 40 hectares of land in the Rheinpark.
What else you can do in the park:
- Take the cable car across the Rhine
- Cologne Youth Park
- Inline skating, jogging
- Cooling down in the accessible wells
- Many playgrounds and the children's railway
- Miniature golf
The Cludius Therme is also located directly at the park.
Rheinparkweg 1,50679 Cologne
Green Belts & City Wood
In order to make Cologne greener as a city, two green belts were laid out around Cologne in the 1920s.
The inner belt runs from the university through Ehrenfeld to the flora. The outer belt is crossed by the military ring and the city forest joins it. You can stroll through the city forest and the zoo in Lindenthal.
Opening hours of the zoo
- January and February 9.00 to 17.00 o'clock
- March 8.00 to. 18.00 o' clock
- April 8.00 to 19.00 o' clock
- May to August 8.00 to 20.00 o' clock
- September 8.00 to 19.00 o' clock
- October 8.00 to 18.00 o' clock
- November and December 9.00 to 17.00 o'clock
- On Sundays and public holidays, the park opens all year round at 9am.
Kitschburger Str., 50935 Cologne
The Melaten cemetery is a special place of peace and quiet. Many of you will surely think:"A cemetery to relax in, isn't that a little morbid? No, not in our Melaten cemetery. It is designed like a big park and as soon as you enter it a little, the sounds of the city disappear completely and you can look at the beautiful and artistically designed tombs. There are also a few famous personalities here, to whom you might want to show your respect, such as Willy Millowitsch, Guido Westerwelle or Dirk Bach. A walk through the Melaten cemetery is always worthwhile.
Summer (01.04. to 30.09.): 7.00 to 20.00 o' clock
Autumn (01.10. to 01.11.): 8.00 to 19.00 o' clock
Winter: 8.00 to 17.00 o' clock
The main entrance is opposite Aachener Str. 249,50931 Cologne