Discover botanical diversity

With an area of 21.2 hectares and over 350,000 visitors a year, the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world. 16,240 species and subspecies are cultivated here.

South Entrance

The south entrance is open during the winter season. You do not need a ticket. Day tickets for the greenhouses can be obtained at the main cashier and in our ticket shop. The south entrance closes daily at 4:15 p.m.

Flora and fauna

The Botanical Garden provides habitat and food for numerous bird and insect species. Wild bees in particular are the focus of numerous scientific projects. Plants benefit from pollination, seed dispersal and natural pest control by predators.


In the greenhouses - over 4,500 m² - visitors can embark on a botanical journey to humid tropical regions, cool tropical mountain forests or hot deserts.

Outdoor areas

In the outdoor areas, the Arboretum and the Fern Ravine invite visitors to stroll through a park-like scenery. The Systematic Section provides insights into the relationships of the plant world, while in the neighboring Crop Garden the spectrum ranges from food plants to medicinal plants. The Alpinum houses one of the most species-rich mountain plant collections in Central Europe. The Schmuckhof provides inspiration for designing your own garden.

Alpine garden at Schachen

For more than 100 years, the Munich-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden has been in charge of an satellite station in the Wetterstein massif: the Alpine Garden on the Schachen. The location at an altitude of 1,860 m asl enables the cultivation of over 1,000 plant species from a wide range of high mountains, from the local Alps to the distant Himalayas.

Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg

In the Munich-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden, with an area of 21.2 hectares, around 16,240 species and subspecies are cultivated. Together with the satellite station, the Alpine Garden on the Schachen (1,860 m asl), the Botanic Garden is involved in national and international research projects to which it provides important material and observation data. Its task is to collect, study, cultivate and exhibit wild and cultivated plants from all over the world and thus from different climatic regions according to scientific criteria.

Important information for your visit to our Butterfly Exhibition:
Due to the large crowds, please note that there may be waiting times of up to 1,5 hours before you can enter the exhibition at the weekend. Furthermore, for safety reasons, it may be necessary to temporarily close the greenhouses and interrupt ticket sales if the exhibition is particularly busy. We thank you for your understanding.

Opening hours & entrances


The garden is open daily, except on December 24 and 31. [...]

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Entrance fees & discounts


Here you will find all information about our entrance fees [...]

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Free admission to the outdoor area until March 30th


In the winter season the admission to the outdoor area is free [...]

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Tropical Butterflies

15.12.2023 - 17.03.2024 - Exhibition
Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg

Tropical butterflies in all colors are flying freely in the Aquatic House [...]

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“Der Insektograf” – Drawings by Hein Schmid 

16.12.2023 - 17.03.2024 - Exhibition
Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg

Hein Schmid presents macroscopic drawings of insects [...]

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“Eintauchen”: Algen unter dem mobilen Mikroskop (in German)

25.02.2024 - 25.02.2024 - Guided tours
Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg

Freiland-Führung mit Frau Anna Müller und Frau Büsra Sahin vom Projekt “eintauchen” B [...]

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Facts and figures

Facts and figures


16,240 plant species and subspecies

21.2 hectares area

18 hectares of publicly accessible area

5.000 m2 greenhouse area

16 subsections

Ornamental yard records


63,500 flower bulbs and plants,

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35,000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinths

The inventory database for the Garden’s living collection includes:


33,878 genetic individuals

16,240 species and subspecies

3,269 genera

3,247 cultivars

341 families