The Herrenhausen Gardens of Hanover


The city of Hanover is home to world famous Herrenhausen Gardens. The Herrenhausen Gardens are made up of the Great Garden, Bergarten, Georgengarten, and the Welfengarten. The gardens are among the main tourist attractions of Hanover and rightfully so, because anyone who visits these wonderful gardens are amazed and in awe at the grandeur and beauty of these gardens. The Herrenhausen Gardens are beautiful throughout the whole year but especially spectacular during spring when colorful vibrant blooms make it a sight to behold. The gardens are a heritage of the Kings of Hanover. The baroque Great Garden whose development, beauty and preservation is attributed to Sophie, Princess-elect of Hanover, is among the most distinguished botanical gardens in Europe. It is a huge garden of about 50 hectares of lawns, hedges, fountains, walkways, statues and sculptures placed in geometrical patterns. The Bergarten or The Rock Garden was first a vegetable garden is now a botanical garden at the north of the Great Garden. The Georgengarten and Welfengarten are English –style gardens and are popular recreation areas of the residents of Hanover. The Georgengarten is a landscape garden and is home to the Wilhelm Busch Museum while the Welfengarten is now the stunning grounds of the University of Hanover. The Great Garden plays host to many festivals during summers like ‘The Festival of Small Arts’, ‘Small Festival in the Great Garden’ and ‘Festival Week Herrenhausen’, and its theater is also a great venue of musical and theatrical performances.
















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