Experience the awakening nature with all your senses - in the "Park of the Senses" in Laatzen you can do it.
The former EXPO project between the Leineaue and the landscape conservation area Mastbrucher Holz on the southern edge of the exhibition grounds offers a varied short break from everyday life in a small space. The Park of the Senses was planned by Hanoverian garden and landscape architect Hans-Joachim Adam as the centrepiece of the EXPO project "Regional Landscape Space at Kronsberg" and laid out on the site of a former rubbish dump.
Sleeping, sniffing, feasting
The main attractions on the seven-hectare site are the four elements earth, fire, air and water, which can be experienced firsthand with all senses at 38 experience stations. In the "Dry Valley", for example, you can snooze in the spring sun on warm rock benches, sniff through a sea of flowers in the "Valley of Butterflies" and the "Garden of Fragrances" or have a picnic at the "Herb Table".
At the "Hedge Labyrinth" you will find the garden house with café and information office, which also organises guided tours of the park (Tel.: 0511/875 68 74; opening hours): April to October Mon-Fri 9-18 h and Sat/Sun 11-18 h). The Park of the Senses is open daily from 8 a.m. until dusk and admission is free.
First in the green, then in the blue
Refreshment for the whole family is provided by the neighbouring aquaLaatzium leisure pool. In addition to an 80-metre-long giant tube slide, the spacious water complex also features a sports pool with 25-metre lanes, a brine pool at 32 degrees Celsius with slide and water games and a natural swimming lake with a wooden terrace, sunbathing lawn and sandpit.