Come and smell the roses at Bethmann Park - Bethmannpark
Bethman Park is a refined and historic garden full of a variety of flora, from roses to ferns and cactus. There is a greenhouse, benches from which to enjoy the view, and grassed areas to lie back and stare up at the trees and the sky. It is positioned close enough to the middle of Frankfurt so that visitors can walk there within 5 minutes from Konstablerwache. In some ways is an outdoors museum – parks are not made like this anymore.
Historical Highlights: Napoleon once strolled under the green leaves, so too many royals and leaders visiting Frankfurt.
The park was once owned by the Bethmann Familie. It was bought by the city in 1941 and in 1953 a public garden was created.
Now Bethmann-Park has an international flare as it is home to the Chinese Gardens, a beautiful and tranquil gem, built in 1989.
There is a giant chess board in Bethmann Park, and chess players are known to play intensive matches.
There is also a children’s playground in Bethmann Park, including slippery-slide, sand pit and play house.
In Bethmann Park are the Chinese Gardens: A gift from Frankfurt’s partner city, Guangzhou. The gardens are arranged according to Feng Shui rules. The water pavilion and zigzag bridge are a superior place for locals and tourists to escape the city, relax and enjoy the tranquillity.
Entry is Free, and park gates are locked after sunset.