Planten un Blomen

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Planten un Blomen
Sonntägliche Wiese in Planten un Blomen.jpg
A lawn in Planten un Blomen on a Sunday
Type Public park
Location St. Petersburger Straße 28
20095 Hamburg, Germany
Coordinates 53°33′40″N 9°59′00″E / 53.56111°N 9.98333°E / 53.56111; 9.98333
Area 47 ha (0.47 km2)
Opened 1930 (1930)
Managed by Hamburg-Mitte District Office
Open All year
Public transit access Hamburg S11.svgHamburg S21.svgHamburg S31.svg Hamburg Dammtor
Website www.hamburg.de

Planten un Blomen is an urban park with a size of 47 hectares (116.1 acres) in the inner-city of Hamburg, Germany. The name Planten un Blomen is Low German for "Pflanzen und Blumen" in German or "Plants and Flowers" in English.

History

The first plant was a Platanus, planted by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann in November 1821. It can be seen next to the Hamburg Dammtor station entrance of the park. In 1953 and 1973 the Internationale Gartenbauausstellung (International Horticulture Show, IGA) were held at the park.

Overview

General map (October 2004)
Water-light concert at Planten un Blomen

The park is famous for its water-light concerts, public theater and music performances. In addition to the gardens, there is a large playground in the southern area of the park. This makes the park a popular place in the city. The park is open all year round and there is no entrance fee.

It contains the Old Botanical Garden of Hamburg.

See also

External links

  • Website of Planten un Blomen (in German)
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