Let yourself be carried away into the diversity of nature along winding paths and magnificent avenues. As a historical work of natural art, laid out in the 18th century, the gardens bring together 150 different, partly exotic tree species and shrubs as well as a lush bloom of rhododendrons and azaleas in spring.

Marvel at over 90 different species, many of them particularly rare. But what is really special about these stands is "that they are unparalleled in Germany in terms of age and, accordingly, in the size they have reached. Lütetsburg Castle Gardens was one of the first in Germany to be dedicated to rhododendrons," says Odo Tschetsch, German Rhododendron Gene Bank. When, at the beginning of the 19th century, introduced wild rhododendron species began to be cultivated by sowing, the first plant hybrids were created. Of these, many interesting varieties can still be found today among the plants native to the park.

The Rustica azalea is another special feature to be discovered in the park: Originally from Belgium, this plant is characterised by its double flower and is rarely found today.


Schlosspark Lütetsburg
Landstr. 39 | 26524 Lütetsburg

A free car park is located opposite the entrance.

Opening hours:

The gardens are open all year round:

May – September: 8am - 9pm
October – April: 10am - 5pm


 Lütetsburg is a member of the Deutschen Genbank Rhododendron.

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