It is one of the biggest botanical gardens in Germany on an area of 43 hectares containing 22000 different plants: the Botanischer Garten of Berlin, Germany. It belongs to the Freie Universität Berlin and serves scientific purposes, but it is also a tourist attraction (attracting half a million visitors each year). Some bars and restaurants offer ice cream and drinks. And it is in fact so large that you can walk around there for hours and easily get lost.
At its current location the garden was opened in 1903. It contains giant glasshouses with succulents and nympheas which you can visit – a path leads you through all of them accessible to the public. But the garden also has a swamp, a vast arboretum and different mountains. While I was sitting quitely at the arboretum a fox just walked by who seems to live there. That’s another sign how vast this place is – you can always find a quite place for your own.
Botanischer Garten und botanisches Museum