In the Gardens of the World in the north-east of Berlin, you can experience impressive and diverse international garden art from different eras and regions. Contemporary landscape art from five continents meets millennia-old traditions here. Ten traditional theme gardens and nine contemporary garden showcases await you on an area of 43 hectares. Numerous other attractions invite you on a horticultural journey through time and the world. Whether Asian, Australian, South American, African or European, in all cultures of the world the garden is a place of peace, beauty and happiness.
The Chinese Garden is one of the 10 different theme gardens. It was the first to be opened in the Gardens of the World Berlin in 2000. The various buildings, bridges, plazas and walls were mainly designed by Chinese experts. In the Japanese Garden, the leitmotif of water expresses the harmony between people. The Oriental Garden, on the other hand, shows the splendour and abundance of the Orient and picks up on the architectural tradition of Islamic garden culture. In all the different themed gardens, you can marvel at the garden art and learn a lot about the respective traditions.
Cable car in the middle of the city
A special highlight is the cable car opened for the IGA 2017, which connects the Gardens of the World with the Kienberg underground station. This makes attractions such as the Wolkenhain and Natur-Bobbahn quick and easy to reach. The natural bobsleigh run makes tobogganing possible even in summer and promises fun and action for the whole family.
The history of the Gardens of the World goes back to 1987, when the first parts of the grounds were designed for the Berlin Garden Show. In 2000, the opening of the Chinese Garden laid the foundation for further development as the Gardens of the World. In the following years, the themed gardens with international garden art from different regions, epochs and cultures were gradually created.
In 2017, the Gardens of the World were the venue for the International Garden Exhibition (IGA) Berlin. On the way to the IGA, further landscape and garden spaces, buildings, works of art and playgrounds were created.
- The day pass at Gardens of the World in Berlin is €7 making it one of the 3 cheapest tourist Attractions in Berlin.
How to get there
By public transport
You can take the bus from the centre of Berlin to the Blumberger Damm/Eisenacher Straße stop and walk to the Gärten der Welt from there. As there are not enough parking spaces available, it is recommended to use public transport.
By car, take the A10 motorway to the Berlin-Marzahn exit and follow the L33 to Landberger Allee / Blumberger Damm and follow the signs to the Gardens of the World. At the main entrance on Blumberger Damm, the visitor centre welcomes you as a meeting, conference and information venue.