Melzingen: Arboretum Melzingen
The arboretum in Melzingen is 17,000 square metres in size, features more than 800 plant species from around the world and is the municipality’s most popular excursion destination. Christa von Winning added the garden to her charitable foundation in the year 2000 to ensure its long-term maintenance. It has grown into a garden of plenty. The garden is being slowly rearranged to reflect the relatedness of plants to one another in the interest of an improved overview and better comparisons.
Visitors can discover how closely certain species from East Asia and North America are related to species that also existed in Europe before the Ice Age. The focal point, however, is the history of the garden and its chapters: kitchen garden, remembrance garden and collection garden.
The Garden Café
The garden café serves home-made cakes to contribute towards the overall sense of well-being. You can explore the garden on your own or with friends. It is an ideal destination for group excursions and a special venue for family celebrations.
The “Verhorn” water mill from the year 1344, prehistoric artefacts such as the sacrificial stone in Melzingen, concealed stone cists and 80 burial mounds from the Bronze Age and Stone Age are waiting to be discovered.
Whether you opt for a holiday on a farm, a comfortable holiday apartment or a cosy guest house - our hosts are looking forward to your visit.