Planten un Blomen
Planten un Blomen is a park with a size of 47 hectares in the center of Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

. The name is Low German
Low German
Low German or Low Saxon is an Ingvaeonic West Germanic language spoken mainly in northern Germany and the eastern part of the Netherlands...

 for plants and flowers.


The first plant was a Platanus
Platanus is a small genus of trees native to the Northern Hemisphere. They are the sole living members of the family Platanaceae....

, planted by Johann Georg Christian Lehmann
Johann Georg Christian Lehmann
Johann Georg Christian Lehmann was a German botanist.Born at Haselau, near Uetersen, Holstein, Lehmann studied medicine in Copenhagen and Göttingen, obtained a doctorate in medicine in 1813 and a doctorate in philosophy from he University of Jena in 1814...

 in November 1821. It can be seen next to the Hamburg Dammtor railway station
Hamburg Dammtor railway station
Hamburg Dammtor is a railway station for long distance, regional and public transport trains on the Hamburg-Altona link line. In front is a bus station of the same name for public transport in Hamburg, Germany....

 entrance of the park.

The park is famous for its water-light concerts, public theater and music performances. There is no entrance fee. In addition to the gardens, there is a large playground in the southern area of the park. This makes the park a popular place in the city. It contains the old botanical garden of Hamburg
Alter Botanischer Garten Hamburg
The Alter Botanischer Garten Hamburg, sometimes also known as the Schaugewächshaus or the Tropengewächshäuser, is a botanical garden now located primarily within greenhouses in the Planten un Blomen park at Stephansplatz, Hamburg, Germany...


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