They belong meanwhile to the winter in Frankfurt like the complaining about the Christmas tree at the Römer or like the mulled wine on the Christmas market: The wonderful winter lights in the palm garden. This year, too, numerous light and sound installations will turn an evening visit to the Palmengarten into a particularly atmospheric experience. It's perfect for slowing down in all the pre-Christmas hustle and bustle. This year, visitors can look forward to several new installations, including a penguin parade along the course of the stream or a huge crystal on the playground and five large, brightly illuminated spheres in the middle, which symbolize our diverse world. Wolfgang Flammersfeld, initiator of the winter lights, and his team have erected a total of 18 objects and six video installations.
Besides new works, some public favourites also return, including the glowing snowdrops - a particularly popular photo motif among families whose children fit perfectly under the large petals - or the hydroshield above the octagon fountain. The latter will be larger than in previous years and show new pictures. Flammersfeld and his team of eight are laying around twelve kilometers of cable for the winter lights, installing around 700 spotlights, most of them LEDs. The effort has paid off, because the result is once again fascinating, enchanting and simply beautiful.
Whoever wants to warm up a little after a tour, this year the atmospheric, enlarged Café winter lights in the gallery at the Palmenhaus with hot drinks and snacks also offers the possibility. The fairytale tent, also in the gallery, invites young and old to listen to stories of mysterious creatures and from distant countries every day from 5 pm to 8 pm.
Anyone who wants to enjoy the Palmenhaus with all their senses and immerse themselves in the history of the Palmengarten should have a look at the sound installation "Sound Dialogues" by the sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek, which he composed for the 150th anniversary of the Palmenhaus, as well as the exhibition of historical postcards (up to and including Monday, 6th of May). You see, there are many good reasons to visit the winter lights again this year, and there are many more. From now until 12 January, they light up from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., last admission is at 8 p.m. The Palm House and Tropicarium are also open until 9 p.m. during this time. On Christmas Eve the Palmengarten is open from 10 to 15 o'clock, on New Year's Eve from 9 to 16 o'clock. During the winter light weeks the pedagogical department of the Palmengarten offers combined guided tours to the illuminated objects and through the Tropicarium, further guided tours can be booked via the Green School.
The regular admission prices apply. Due to the high number of visitors we recommend travelling by public transport.
You can also find more information here: www.palmengarten.de