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Glowing Garden

The impressive illumination takes place in the Royal Gardens of Hanover during the summer months.

From May to October after sunset the wonderful fountains, sparkling springs, mysterious hedges and impressive statues in the Großer Garten Herrenhausen shine resplendent in solemn lighting. Baroque music adds on to the special atmosphere.

SPECIAL: Paper lanterns can be brought or bought at the pay office at the SPECIAL-dates. About 30 minutes before the start of the illumination a  promenade throughout the vespertine garden starts at the sun dial.

Little by little the lights of the trick fountains gleam, soft tones accompanying along the way. Finally the basin of the Great Fountain is reached which  brightly enlightened ascends heavenwards and signalises the beginning of the actual illumination. An unforgettable experience!

Dates 2018

September: Entry at 7 p.m., Illumination from 8.30 to 9.30 p.m.

Sunday 02.09.                  
Friday 07.09. SPECIAL*
Saturday 08.09.
Sunday 09.09.
Sunday 16.09.
Friday 21.09.
Saturday 22.09.
Sunday 23.09.
Friday 28.09.
Saturday 29.09.
Sunday 30.09.

Oktober: Entry at 6 p.m., Illumination from 7.30 to 8.30 p.m.

Friday 05.10. SPECIAL*    
Saturday 06.10.
Sunday 07.10.

Illumination SPECIAL*

Friday 07.09., at 8 p.m.
Friday 05.10., at 7 p.m.


Admission: 4 Euro, reduced 3 Euro (discount available also for holders of the annual ticket)

The illumination lasts approximately one hour.

SPECIAL: The walk starts at the assigned time, illumination starts about 30 minutes later.

Pay office closes thirty minutes before the end of the illumination.

During the illumination the Grotto is open to visitors.

Das Parterre im Großen Garten © Karl Johaentges