10.12.2022 17:00 - 21:00

10.12. to 08.01.2023 except Christmas Eve (24.12.22) and New Year's Eve (31.12.22)

On long winter evenings, illuminations transform the Palmengarten into a magically glowing garden landscape as night falls.

Hundreds of lights illuminate the unique plant world and create a very special atmosphere. Light objects, sound and video installations make the walk through the park an extraordinary experience.

Opening hours:

daily from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., first admission from 4 p.m., last admission 8 p.m.
Access via Siesmayerstrasse 63 and Palmengartenstrasse 11.


Tickets will be available from 15.11.2022 at and at Frankfurt Ticket outlets.


The number of daily tickets is limited.

  • Ticket pre-sale (Frankfurt Ticket): 10 € adults, 5 € concessions*, 20 € families*
    Nature Pass holders, Frankfurt Pass holders, Goethe Card holders, children aged 6-14, persons with a GdB of 50 or more, schoolchildren, students, trainees, vocational school pupils, persons doing national voluntary service.(The age limit for the latter five is 25 years. Proof of concession must be shown at admission).
    *Discounts do not apply: Service cards of other municipal offices or institutions, annually issued free tickets for municipal employees, Ehrenamtscard, 2 for 1 vouchers, reduced photo course fees.
  • Evening box office (remaining tickets only): 12 € adults, 6 € reduced*, 24 € families.
    (Only while stocks last. There is no entitlement to a remaining ticket. Reservations are not possible).
  • Free admission: holders of a Palmengarten Annual Pass, children under 6 years of age, persons with 80 % or more reduced mobility and wheelchair users and their accompanying person (just present proof at the ticket office).

The event takes place outdoors in all weathers, ticket return or cancellation is not possible.


When purchasing tickets, an admission time slot (4pm-5pm, 5:30pm-6:30pm, 7pm-8pm) and an admission location (Palmengartenstrasse or Siesmayerstrasse) must be selected.
Please stick to the date, admission time slot and admission location selected in the advance booking when visiting. The admission time slot is for admission purposes only. Within the opening hours, your stay after admission is unlimited.

Please have your ticket ready for admission to ensure a speedy check. For reduced tickets, proof of the reason for the reduction must also be shown.

Waiting times should nevertheless be expected.

Further information:

Arrival: Please use public transport to get to the venue. There is limited parking available.
Hygiene measures: Wearing a medical mask is recommended in all indoor and crowded situations.
Garden rules: We would like to inform our guests that it is forbidden to enter the flowerbeds and lawns. Please stay on the paths of the garden and observe cordoned-off areas. The Subantarctic House, Flower and Butterfly House, Tropicarium and Palm House will be closed during the event. The Palmengarten may be closed at short notice due to special events that endanger or affect the safety of visitors. With the purchase of a Winter Lights ticket, the Garden Rules of the Palmengarten are accepted.

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