46 hectare park with approx. 550 species and 2,500 varieties of rhododendron as well as Bremen’s treasure trove of green: the botanical garden.
The rhododendron, a member of the heath plant family, is native to the Himalayas, the tropical jungle and the subpolar tundra, but it also thrives in the north German climate. There are 1,000 wild species in the rhododendron genus, which includes azaleas.
The best time to visit Rhododendron Park is the merry month of May, when the shrubs put on a dazzling display in every shade from brilliant white to bright yellow, from fiery red to vivid violet. Bremen's impressive collection of rhododendrons and azaleas totals around 10,000, making it the second largest in the world. The flowering season lasts six weeks, and every year thousands of people come to Bremen to experience the magical sea of blooms.
At the heart of Rhododendron Park is botanika, Bremen's 'green science centre', which takes you on a journey of discovery to the Far East, embracing Borneo, the Himalayas and a Japanese Garden.
Ingrid enjoys ...
... heavenly blossom in Rhododendron Park!
7am until sunset