Wilhelmsburg Palace Garden

Water art and floral decoration


The southern slope of Wilhelmsburg castle features one of the first terraced gardens in Germany. The “Princely pleasure/kitchen/herbal/tree gardens” were originally created from 1602 onwards. In the late 17th century, they were richly enhanced and decorated with flowering plants. The simple design of the central water axis was replaced by a representative, lavishly decorated water art stairway on the East side of the garden.

In later periods, the garden fell into decay. When it was restored from 2000 to 2015, the terrace complex was reconstructed along the design principles and plant range of the renaissance era.