The incidences are on the rise again. Therefore, the state of Hesse has issued a new Corona Protection Ordinance and a Prevention and Escalation Concept. Together with the seventh General Ordinance of the City of Frankfurt am Main, the so-called 3G Regulation is therefore effective immediately in the Palmengarten. According to this regulation, visitors must provide proof at the ticket offices that they have been vaccinated, have recovered, or tested negative. An official photo ID must be presented along with all proof documents. According to the regulations, the obligation to present proof only applies to indoor areas.

However, a separation of indoor and outdoor areas is not feasible in the Palmengarten. Therefore, the 3G Regulation in the Palmengarten applies to the entire area, which means that the obligation to present proof is already implemented for all visitors upon entry at the ticket offices. The Palmengarten will continue to keep both ticket offices open. For guests arriving from the direction of the Bockenheimer Warte, the southern entrance via Palmengartenstrasse is recommended.

Since the 3G Regulation can only be checked at the ticket offices, the admission turnstiles unfortunately have to remain closed before and during the ticket office opening hours. After the display houses’ closing time at 7 p.m., the turnstiles will be unlocked again for use by annual pass holders. The activation ends at 10 pm.

The display houses, including the new Flower and Butterfly House, and the water playground remain open. Masks are mandatory inside the houses. A mask must also be worn outside in all crowded situations where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be safely maintained, such as in the entrance areas and in waiting lines. This applies in particular in front of the Flower and Butterfly House.

The following options are available for providing proof in accordance with the 3G Regulation:

Vaccinated: Submission of proof of complete vaccination via Corona warning app, CovPass app, or Luca app, printed vaccination certificate, or vaccination passport. Anyone who has received all partial vaccinations and whose last vaccination was at least 14 days ago is considered fully vaccinated. This also applies to persons who are considered already recovered and have been inoculated with one of the four permissible vaccines.

Recovered: Submission of the positive PCR test. This must be at least 28 days old, but no older than a maximum of 6 months.

Tested: Submission of a negative Corona test; either a negative PCR test, no older than 48 hours, or a negative rapid antigen test, no older than 24 hours, issued by an official Corona testing site.  Self-tests are not accepted, and on-site testing is not available.

Children under the age of six are exempt from mandatory testing. Students must present the test booklet they receive at their school as proof once school starts on August 30.

Feb. – Oct. 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Nov. – Jan. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Entrance: Siesmayerstraße 63 and Palmengartenstraße

Tropicarium, Palm House, Exhibition Galleries are accessible only during ticket counter operating hours.

After core hours please exit the Palmengarten via the turnstiles. Wheelchairs are available for the duration of your visit free of charge at the entrance Siesmayerstraße (please present a document of disability) – best call (069) 212-33939 ahead of your visit for wheelchair reservations.

Dogs are not allowed within the premises of the Palmengarten and we apologize for any inconvenience in this regard.

The Palmengarten offers free Sunday tours on diverse topics. Participation requires payment of the regular entrance fees. According information leaflets with all dates and topics are available at the ticket counters. All tours are also listed in the Calendar on our website. Further information can also be requested by calling (069) 212-33939. The tours set off at 11 a.m. from the meeting point in the entrance lobby, Siesmayerstr. 63.

Here you will find information regarding entrance fees for single-day tickets for the Palmengarten. 


Admission fees

Normal rates


7.00 €

Children (age 6 to 13)

2.00 €

Reduced rate*

3.00 €

Small Familycard (1 adult and children at the of age 6 untill 13)

9.00 €

Big Familycard (2 adults and children at the of age 6 untill 13)

16.00 €

Seniors age 65+

6.00 €

Visitors with a disability 50%

6.00 €

Visitors with a disability 80%, wheelchair user, blind visitors**


Groups 20+ persons

6.00 €

Here you will find information regarding the cost of annual passes fort he Palmengarten.


* Students, "Bundesfreiwilligendienst", pupil, apprentice (until the age of 25 ); young people at the age of 14 until 17

Annual Passes


Family (2 adults and children at the age of 6 until 13)

70.00 €


50.00 €


30.00 €

Owner of annual passes are able to visit special events like the Annual Rose Show without additional charge.

Holders of annual passes are entitled for discounted admission fees at the following parks:

  • Britzer Garten in Berlin
  • Cottbuser Gartenschaugesellschaft 1995 mbH in Cottbus
  • Erholungspark Marzahn „Gärten der Welt“ in Berlin
  • Gartenkulturzentrum Niedersachsen in Bad Zwischenahn
  • Gartenschaupark Rietberg in Rietberg
  • Maximilianpark Hamm GmbH in Hamm
  • Natur-Park Schöneberger Südgelände in Berlin
  • Schlosspark Lichtenwalde in Augustusburg
  • Stadt Lahr - Abt. Öffentl. Grün und Umwelt in Lahr
  • Brückenkopf-Park Jülich in Jülich
  • Sauerlandpark Hemer GmbH
  • Botanischer Volkspark Blankenfelde-Pankow-Grün Berlin GmbH

Rates may be due to change. No liability for all above information. Current price lists are available at the according ticket counters.

For student groups the discounted admission fee per student is 1.00 €. Free admission is granted to one accompanying teacher. 


Admission fees

Normal Rates


1.00 €

Children (age of 6 until 13)

0.50 €

Prepaid tickets and gift tickets can be ordered by fax, e-mail, or letter. Please make payment by bank transfer for the total sum including entrance fees plus postage of 1.50 € to the following account:

Postbank Frankfurt
IBAN DE11 5001 0060 0751 5616 09

reason for payment:
Bestellung Eintrittskarten/Gutschein

Tickets (and gift tickets) can be ordered by phone Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at (069) 212-33915 or by e-mail at

Please note that it may take up to 7 days for the money transfer to become effective. Tickets can only be dispatched to you by mail once payment has been received. Please provide your mailing address and contact information. Delivery of tickets by post may take up to two weeks from the time point of ordering.

You can also purchase tickets online. Click here to go to the ticket store.



Entrance Palmengartenstraße

  • U4, U6, U7: Station Bockenheimer Warte
  • Bus 32 / 50 / 75: Station Bockenheimer Warte
  • Tram 16.

Entrance Siesmayerstraße

  • U6, U7: Station Westend
  • Bus 36: Palmengarten.


In case you intend to visit us with your own vehicle

Interchange Miquelallee, Zeppelinallee, Bockenheimer Landstraße / Siesmayerstraße. Underground public garage (fee by hours) available directly below the entrance Siesmayerstr. 63.

Route planning

For tour groups arriving with own bus

Bus parking available at Siesmayerstraße and Zeppelinallee

Shop in Entrance Lobby

Our shop offers the following merchandise for sale:

horticultural-botanical literature, daily newspapers, magazines, seeds, souvenirs, films, gifts, drinks, icecream a.o.

Siesmayerstraße 63
Tel.: (069) 7 41 14 65

“Caféhaus Siesmayer am Palmengarten”, a distinguished Vienna-style coffee house, provides first-class quality and service to customers seeking a leisurely repose. Coffee-house classics like German cakes and tortes, finest French pastries, and homemade ice cream, are served straight from the own confectionery. The Siesmayer Café also serves daily-fresh sandwiches, lunch specials, business lunch, soups, salad variations, and elaborated dinner menus. Ideal for an extended break while visiting the Palmengarten.

Serving: daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
kitchen hours: daily 8 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Reservations welcome at Tel. (069) 900 29200. Group reservations can also be arranged outside of usual opening hours.

Siesmayerstraße 59
Tel.: (069) 900 29-0
Fax (069) 900 29-180


At the Palmengarten entrance Zeppelinallee, close to the rock gardens and heather, this distinguished historic mansion is the former “garden cottage” of the family Leonhardi. Built in 1806 by the architect Nicolas Alexandre Salins de Monfort it formerly stood along the Bockenheimer Anlage. Between 1825 and 1833 it served as a café.

Today you can enjoy coffee, cake, sausages, and lemonade inside the Villa Leonhardi or on its open-air terrace with a view across the Rock and Heath Gardens.


From now on the Lindengarten is open for our visitors. From Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., you can get drinks, bratwurst, beef sausage, burgers, French fries and sweet and savory crepes.

From the desert to the rainforest – in the Palmengarten, it only takes a few steps to traverse all of the earth’s vegetation zones. Thus, on an expedition through the display houses, topical gardens, and flower beds, adventurers both young and old can experience more than 13,000 species of plants up close and personal – or from a safe distance: aboard our pedal and row boats or in the Palmengarten Express, you can watch the fascinating world of plants slowly glide by while already looking forward to a frolic in one of the playgrounds. Those who prefer to discover the secrets of our botanical treasures should book a guided tour from the Green School.


Swinging, digging, climbing, and splashing: the large playground is a meeting place for families with small children. The Water Fun Park is particularly popular. 12,000 liters of drinking water flow through it every day, which are subsequently collected in a cistern and used to water the playground meadow.


An additional playground is located above the Big Pond, where kids can frolic and play in the shade of large trees. Directly adjacent, albeit outside the garden, the Papageno Theater puts on plays and operas for children and adults.


The lake to the west of the Palm House is part of the historic section of the park. The shallow pond is home to several kinds of fish and waterfowl. Formerly, gondolas were awaiting guests to be gently rowed around the lake. Today boats can be rented during the summer months for leisurely paddling around.


  • adults: 4.50 € / 30 min., each additional person 1.50 €
  • children: 3.50 € / 30 min., each additional child 1.50 €

Boat rental open during the summer season depending on weather conditions and demand.