Current restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic:

Reduced opening hours: Mondays through Fridays from 11 am to 3 pm.
Access only with a proof of vaccination or recovery and only via the main entrance in front of the Poppelsdorf Palace (Meckenheimer Allee 169).
The useful plants garden remains closed.

Opening hours, admission fees and how to find us

The Bonn University Botanic Gardens are situated in the heart of Bonn and are easily accessible by public transport. The Palace Garden is located at Meckenheimer Allee 171, 53115 Bonn. The Useful Plants Garden is directly adjacent at Katzenburgweg 3. Entrance to the gardens is free, except on Sundays and public holidays.

Winter opening hours (1 November to 31 March)

Attention: Reduced opening hours are currently in effect:

  • Monday to Friday
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm
    (access only with proof of vaccination or recovery and only via main entrance)

  • Weekends and public holidays (including Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve)
    closed

Summer opening hours (1 April to 30 September)

  • Sunday - Friday
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday
    10:00 am - 8:00 pm

  • Saturday
    closed

    The greenhouses are open from 10:00 am - 17:30 pm

    Admission fees (Sundays and public holidays only)

    • 3 Euro
    • Reduced: 1 euro (schoolchildren, students, trainees, senior citizens over 65, severely disabled persons).
    • Free: children up to 12 years, members of the Association of Friends and members of the Alexander Koenig Society.

    How to find us

    The Botanic Gardens at Poppelsdorf Palace (Palace garden) can be reached from Bonn Central Station via Poppelsdorfer Allee within 15 minutes by foot. The main entrance is in front of the Poppelsdorf Palace (Meckenheimer Allee 169). On weekdays you can also use the side entrance at Meckenheimer Allee 171.

    The main entrance to the Useful Plants Garden is situated at Katzenburgweg 3, a small street turning off Meckenheimer Allee near the Palace garden's side entrance.

    You can find all entrances on the map below.

    The Botanic Gardens can be reached by bus lines 601, 602, 603 from the central bus terminal (in front of the main station) and by bus line 631. You can get off at the bus stops "Botanischer Garten" or "Beringstraße".

    The Botanic Gardens are easy to reach by car. However, we can't offer parking spaces to our guests, and there is only a limited number of public parking spaces in the neighborhood. Therefore, we strongly recommend travelling by public transport.

    Further information

    Bicycles and other vehicles such as scooters, scaters, kettcars etc. may not be taken into the gardens. There are bicycle stands in front of the main entrance and directly behind the side entrance on Meckenheimer Allee.
    Please note that the Botanic Gardens cannot accept any liability for bicycles parked there.

    In the main entrance building you will find a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the left. Other toilets are located to the left and right of the entrance to the greenhouses.
    Dogs and other animals are not allowed in the gardens.
    Please do not feed any wild animals in the gardens, including fish or birds.
    You can stop at the main entrance and the side entrance to get in and out by car. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking space.
    The outdoor paths in the gardens are wheelchair-accessible, but please note that the greenhouses are not.
    You are welcome to take photos of the beautiful subjects in the Botanic Gardens. However, if you wish to take photographs or film for commercial or journalistic purposes, please contact the Garden Secretariat.
    1. The Botanical Gardens are a central research and teaching facility of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Visitors enter the Botanic Gardens at their own risk. By entering the Botanic Gardens, every visitor accepts these garden regulations as binding and undertakes to follow the instructions of the garden staff.
    2. Animals (e.g. dogs) or vehicles (e.g. bicycles, scooters, inline skaters, kettcars) are not allowed. No liability is accepted for bicycles parked at the entrance.
    3. Prohibited is:
      - any damage to or collection of plants, fruits, seeds and animals
      - stepping on flowerbeds, closed paths or frozen water bodies
      - sporting activities, such as jogging
      - any damage to or soiling of the site (especially the signs)                                                              - feeding the animals (fish, ducks, turtles).
    4. Sitting, lying or camping on the lawns, pathes or bridges is prohibited.
    5. Children under 12 years of age are only admitted when accompanied by an adult. School groups must stay together in groups under the supervision of a teacher.
    6. Smoking is not permitted in the greenhouses.
    7. Photography for commercial and/or journalistic purposes is only permitted with the permission of the garden administration.
    8. After the bell has rung, the gardens must be left immediately.

    Bonn University Botanic Gardens

    Secretariat / Administration
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Contact

    Phone +49 228 / 73-55 23

    Fax +49 228 / 73-90 58

    botgart@uni-bonn.de

    Address

    Meckenheimer Allee 171
    53115 Bonn

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