Palmengarten

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Frankfurt Palm Garden in ca. 1890-1900

The Palmengarten is one of two gardens in Frankfurt am Main. It is in the city area Westend-Nord.

The garden was privately paid for and built by the architect Heinrich Siesmayer. Work was done in 1871 and the garden opened to the public. One special visit was from the American entertainer Buffalo Bill. Buffalo Bill performed his Western show at the garden in 1890. In 1931, it was placed in the care of the city of Frankfurt. The garden was later moved to the occupation after World War II. When the Palmengarten was returned to the city's control in the 1960'a, a major rebuilding started. The halls that were destroyed in the war were redeveloped and expanded. In 1992 the reconstruction finished and the Palmengarten showed in its new form.

Next to the area of the Palmengarten is the Frankfurt Botanical Garden, which belongs to the biology department of Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.

The botanical exhibits are placed according to their start in free-air or climatized greenhouses, which also contain many tropical and subtropical plants.

With 29 hectares (72 acres), it is the biggest garden of its kind in Germany.

Coordinates: 50°07′24″N 8°39′29″E / 50.12333°N 8.65806°E / 50.12333; 8.65806