Guide to the Botanic Garden in Berlin

The Botanic Garden in Berlin is one of the biggest attractions of the city – both in terms of popularity and in terms of literal size, as it’s 43 hectares large. Today, we’ll go over all the basics you’ll need: what it is, when you can enter it and how much it’ll cost you. Let’s take a look!


The Berlin Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden was planned out by Adolf Engler over a century ago, with the single goal of creating a pocket world in the garden. While this may not have been possible right away, it certainly has gotten a lot closer today, with over 20,000 different plant types in the garden alone. There’s also a Botanical Museum, a Herbarium Berolinese and a library which make up the Botanical Garden complex. 



Now, for the tickets. You have a couple of standard options:

  • Regular ticket: €6
  • Reduced ticket: €3 (children, students, disabled persons and, currently, residents immigrating from Ukraine)
  • Evening ticket: €3 (from 5pm till closing)
  • Family ticket: €12 (up to two adults and up to 4 children under 14)
  • Small family ticket: €7 (1 adult and up to 4 children under 14)
  • Multiple visit ticket: €18 (four visits within one year)

Free tickets are available to children up to 6 years old. You can also opt for annual tickets: 

  • Annual regular ticket: €50
  • Annual reduced ticket: €20
  • Family annual ticket: €100
  • Small family annual ticket: €70


Opening hours

The site’s open from 9am to 8pm in general, though sections of it close earlier. The greenhouses close at 6:30pm and the Königin-Luise-Platz box office does too. The library is open from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 6pm. 

As for the museum, the permanent exhibition is currently closed and will reopen in 2025 due to renovation.


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