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Alpengarten auf dem Schachen

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Germany - Deutschland - München

Institution Code: M

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Alpengarten auf dem Schachen

For over 100 years the Botanic Garden München-Nymphenburg manages this satellite garden in the Wetterstein Mountains, which is a range of the Bavarian Alps next to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. At an altitude of 1,860 m conditions are conducive for the culture of approximately 1,000 different species of plants from a diverse range of mountains, stretching from the Bavarian Alps to the Himalayas and down to mountains of the southern hemisphere.

Main Address:
Alpengarten auf dem Schachen
c/o Botanischer Garten München-Nymphenburg
Menzinger Str. 65
80638 Germany - Deutschland

Telephone: ++49/89/17861310
Fax: ++49/89/17861340
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Prof. Dr. S. Renner
    Curator's Name: Dr. A. Gröger
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 2
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number: 1
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Satellite: Yes
  • Date founded: 1901
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 1 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1 Hectares
    Latitude: 48.1578
    Longitude: 11.5053
    Altitude: 1860.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 5000

Plant Collections

  • Cultivation Taxa Num: 1000
  • Special Collections:alpine plants from:
    Alps, Carpathians, Balkan Peninsula, Caucasus, Himalayas, Southern Hemisphere, Rocky Mountains, Arctic

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes