The name 'Planten un Blomen' has its origins in the old Hamburg dialect for 'plants and flowers'. With a huge variety of trees, plants, flowers and a Japanese garden, the park attracts thousands of visitors during the warm summer months.
The site was originally the site of horticultural expositions in the 1960’s. The design has several themes: water technology, accommodating elderly, expressing four seasons, incorporating Hamburg the landscape. A great deal of energy was expending on accumulation of high quality stones.
One of the major summertime attractions is the water-music and light show. This impressive spectacle takes place at 10pm from May to August and at 9pm throughout September. The water-music is performed every day in winter (at 2pm, 4pm & 6pm) but without the light show.
Nearest train: Stephansplatz: U1
Arashiyama, white with snow,
Almost seems to be
Engulfed in clouds of flowers.
Pine trees, by a magic touch,
Transfigured into cherry trees.