Erfurt Travel Tip:
egapark Erfurt - German Horticultural Museum in Cyriaksburg Castle
View from Ega-Turm down to parts of the park
The people of Thuringia are very proud of the
ega, (40 hectares ) which acts as a magnet for visitors and is often referred to as
the garden of Thuringia. A walk through this extensive and varied horticultural park can be combined with a visit to the 500-year-old Cyriaksburg castle (now hosting the German horticultural museum) with its watch towers and ancient fortifications. The center point of the ega is the (very)
Large Flowerbed, which is an impressive floral display, unique in Thuringia for both its size and beauty. Tropical plants, cacti and other succulents, orchids and many other kinds of plants can be admired in greenhouses which are open to visitors all the year round. The most recent attraction of the ega is the butterfly house, which is the first of its kind in Thuringia.
Children are welcome to play, paddle, paint and enjoy a great variety of craft work in the largest children’s playground in Thuringia. In close proximity to the playground, there is also a children’s farm. In the greenhouses and exhibition halls, thematic floral displays are often exhibited. There are also regional exhibitions with themes such as art and culture, science and technology, and nature and the environment.
Hours: Jan. - Feb.: Daily from 10am to 4pm. March - April: Daily from 9am to 6pm. May 1 - September 15: Daily from 9am to 8pm (halls and glasshouses close at 6pm). September 16 - October 31: Daily from 9am to 6pm. November - December: Daily from 10am to 4pm.
[ Source: http://www.erfurt.de/ef/en/sightseeing/part4/ ]
Address: Gothaer Straße 38, 99094 Erfurt
Tags: Erfurt, Horticulture, Museum, Children's Attractions, Castle, Park, Butterfly House
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