Knoops Park (Sensory Garden)
Knoops Park is one of Bremen’s loveliest parks with lots of non-indigenous trees, open green spaces, an extensive network of paths, beautiful landscaping and a sensory garden.
It's not always easy for blind and partially sighted people to enjoy a completely barrier-free holiday. And although there are increasing numbers of museums and attractions that cater for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility, blind people often have great difficulty feeling their way around the exhibits and their surroundings in general.
In the 1,600m² sensory garden, braille reliefs provide information about how the 16 different sections were designed. It's a great way for blind and partially sighted people to experience nature by touching and smelling. The plants in the raised beds are identified by braille labels, and the paths are surfaced with different materials so that blind visitors can find their way around without assistance. Among the 500 or so plant species on display there are some with rough leaves, some with smooth leaves and some with fragrant flowers, trees with unusual barks, grasses and domestic plant varieties. This sensory garden, located in Bremen-St. Magnus, is the first to be privately financed and was realised solely through donations and the efforts of volunteers.