The city of Witzenhausen, Germany is a small one – but it contains a remote location of the university of Kassel. As a part of this you can find a tropical greenhouse close to the city center often referred to as “Tropengewächshaus” but officially called “Gewächshaus für tropische Nutzpflanzen” (greenhouse for tropical agricultural crops).
What plants can be seen at the Tropengewächshaus in Witzenhausen?
This limitation is necessary because it tells what you will see here: tropical plants that you know from everyday life. You can see coffee beans and cacao, vanilla and pineapples (did you ever see how they grow?), jackfruits and starfruits, rice, oranges, lemons and grapefruits. The green house consists of three different climate zones.
How to get access to the Tropengewächshaus?
It is not too big but definitely worth a visit. You can enter for free or join a one hour guided tour for 2.50 Euro per person. You just need to find the right time frame – the green house is open on weekends typically from 2pm to 4pm. Combine a visit of the greenhouse with a walk through the lovely city center of Witzenhausen – they have good coffee bars and ice cream parlors there!
Gewächshaus für tropische Nutzpflanzen