I’ve seen many botanical gardens throughout the years but the one at Münster in Westfalen, Germany is maybe the best in Germany. Correct me if I’m wrong. It was opened in the year 1803 and belongs to the university of Münster by which it is used for research and teaching. It is located behind the wonderful Fürstbischöfliches Schloß and can be visited free of charge. The area covered by the garden is vast and includes many different plants, a lake, a marsh area and also rocks for alpine plants.
I’ve never seen a swamp and a bamboo grove in a botanical garden – both is available here. You can sit down between giant bamboo poles forming a roof and watch out onto the lake. There are also some houses for succulents and tropical crop plants. Within the botanical garden you can also find a coffee bar to extend your visit.
Botanischer Garten der Westfälischen Wilhelms Universität Münster
48149 Münster in Westfalen