Discover botanical diversity

With an area of 21 hectares and over 350,000 visitors a year, the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg is one of the most important botanical gardens in the world. Almost 20,000 species and subspecies are cultivated here.

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 outstation in the Wetterstein massif: the Alpine Garden on the Schachen. The location at an altitude of 1,860 m enables the cultivation of over 1,000 plant species from a wide range of high mountains, from the local Alps to the distant Himalayas.

Flower Power Festival 2023 | Celebrating nature in the city

Together with the Gasteig, the Kunsthalle München and BIOTOPIA, we are launching a city-wide festival on the theme of blossoming in 2023: "Celebrating nature in the city", the motto of the festival, which will illuminate the phenomenon of blossoming from both the aesthetic-artistic and the scientific sides.

Alpengarten am Schachen

Seit mehr als 100 Jahren betreut der Botanische Garten München-Nymphenburg eine Außenstation im Wettersteinmassiv: den Alpengarten auf dem Schachen. Die Lage auf 1.860 m Höhe ermöglicht die Kultur von über 1.000 Pflanzenarten aus den verschiedensten Hochgebirgen, von den heimischen Alpen bis zum fernen Himalaja.

Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg

In the Munich-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden, with an area of 21.2 hectares, around 19,600 species and subspecies are cultivated. Together with the outstation, the Alpine Garden on the Schachen (1,860 m²), 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. The collection of living plants is also used for research, for which the demand from all over the world is constantly increasing.

Opening hours & entrances


The garden is open daily, except on December 24 and 31. Opening hours in the summer season During th [...]

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Entrance fees & discounts


Day pass Price without special exhibition: regular 5.50 €, discount 4.00 € Price with a special [...]

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FAQ | Frequently asked questions


In our FAQ section you will find answers to frequently asked questions: The south entrance (passage [...]

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TWO VIEWS on Plants

07.09.2023 - 01.11.2023 - Exhibition
Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg

3D-Photography exhibition of large-scale stereoscopic photographs of plants by photographerSebastian [...]

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Plant adaptations to extreme temperatures (in English)

08.10.2023 - 08.10.2023 - Guided tours
Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg

Freiland- und Gewächshausführung mit Frau Carolina Garcia Lino Beginn & Treffpunkt: 10 Uhr vor [...]

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Friends and Foes – Mikrofotografien des TRR 356

04.11.2023 - 13.12.2023 - Exhibition
Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg

Mikroorganismen sind entscheidend für die Gesundheit von Pflanzen und somit für unsere Ernährungs [...]

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Facts and figures

Facts and figures


19,600 plant species

21.2 hectares area

18 hectares of publicly accessible area

5.000 m2 greenhouse area

16 subsections

Jewelry yard records


63,500 flower bulbs and plants


35.000 tulips, daffodils and hyacinths

28,500 pieces of various early bloomers such as violets,
forget-me-nots and different varieties
of daisies

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


33,878 genetic individuals

16,858 species

3,269 genera

3,247 cultivars

341 families