Essen - Gruga

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  • Address: Virchowstrasse 167a, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 45131
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
  • Phone: +49-2018883106
  • Ticket Price: 4 EUR
  • Time Required: 00:30 Mins
  • Tags: Garden, Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Valley, Landmarks, Parks

This famous botanical garden was established in 1927. The primary am behind the establishment of the park was for recreation, education and research work for the botany subject. However, some parts of the park got destroyed during World War II. Later on, in 1965 the government recreated the damaged parts of the park. At present, the park is divided into sections like.

  • Alpinum – trees like pine trees, Taiwania can be found
  • Asia section -walnut trees, dove trees, Japanese elm can be found
  • Climbing plants – has largest collection of plants in Germany
  • Conifers
  • Forest Valley
  • Mediterranean Orangery
  • Herb Garden
  • Rhododeron valley
  • Sensory garden
  • Shrubbery
  • Westphalian cottage garden
  • Wetlands

Apart from these sections, the garden also has a greenhouses that holds collection of tropical rainforest trees. Visit this garden if you wish to see or learn about different types of plants and trees exist on the earth. 

  • Visually impaired pays normal entry fee. One carer along with them is entitle for free admission.
  • Pets are allowed within the park but should be kept on short lead.
  • Bicycles are not permitted within the park.
  • The park is open all the year around.

  • Children (above 15 years), National and Civilian servicemen on submission of appropriate identification - 2.50 €
  • Youth (6 -14 years) – 1.20 €
  • Children (under 6 and accompanied by an adult) – free
  • Families (Parents with a maximum of 4 children from 6-14) – 8.50€
  • Single families (1 adult with a maximum of 4 children from 6-14) - 6€
  • Group of over 10 people - 3€/ person
  • School classes (daycare groups, kindergarten groups, two supervisors included) – 8 €
  • For Season Tickets, check their official website.

  • U-Bahn Line U11, U17

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  • Essen - Gruga Address: Virchowstrasse 167a, Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, 45131
  • Essen - Gruga Contact Number: +49-2018883106
  • Essen - Gruga Timing: 09:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Essen - Gruga Price: 4 EUR
  • Best time to visit Essen - Gruga(preferred time): 11:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Essen - Gruga: 00:30 Mins
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  • 95% of people who visit Essen include Essen - Gruga in their plan

  • 39.68% of people start their Essen - Gruga visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Essen - Gruga

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

94.3% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Essen - Gruga

People normally club together The Baldeneysee and Villa Huegel while planning their visit to Essen - Gruga.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Beautiful park. Great day out for kids and adults alike. Well worth the 4 euro entrance fee.

  • A very well maintained park in Essen and worth a visit if you have time. In terms of tourism I wouldn't necessarily recommend the park as a must see attraction but rather a good place to relax if you need a day off in your travels. There is an entrance fee (4€) and they seem to advertise this as "all inclusive" however the remainder of the attractions within the park we ended up having to pay for as well so I am a bit unsure what the "all inclusive" means.

  • Awesome place to spend a weekend. Kids will love it. My Little one couldn't get enough of this place

  • Large park with a petting zoo, aviary, parrots and owls. A narrow gauge railway with several stops can take you around the park. There's several kiosks and bistros in the park which offer food and drink.

  • Beautiful in the fall. Plenty of play areas for children of all ages and great for a leisurely walk

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