1. The Tropicarium Greenhouse at PalmenGarten
Picture a cluster of flowers rendered in glass and you’ll be visualizing the stunning Tropicarium greenhouse at Frankfurt’s 140-year-old botanical garden, PalmenGarten, home to 13,000 subtropical and tropical species. Designed by Gustav Schoser, Tropicarium consists of seven large and six small greenhouse units which reflect the waterlilies in a nearby pond. Ten different tropical climatic-vegetation zones divide plants into groups according to their natural habitats, from arid to humid tropics. While tickets to PalmenGarten are seven euros for adults, you’ll want to drop another 1.50 to hop on board the Palmen-Express, an electric train that runs April through October.