egapark Erfurt

The garden and leisure paradise in the heart of Germany 

The egapark in Erfurt is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in Germany.

The “Danakil” desert and jungle house, the largest ornamental flower bed in Europe, exciting themed gardens, a massive play area, a Knowledge Forest with lots of discovery stations in the forest park and the German Horticultural Museum are just some of the many high points waiting for you. The fragrance of flowers, a trip on the egapark Express or relaxing in a lounger under one of the 2,400 trees – flower and plant lovers, children who like to play, explorers and people seeking peace and quiet will find everything they need to take a break from everyday life here. And of course, you can also expect all sorts of events, exhibitions, sporting activities, workshops for adults and much more.

The egapark is located in the centre of the regional capital of Thuringia and thus benefits from a very efficient infrastructure. You can reach our garden and leisure park from every direction, using local and long-distance trains, by city rail, by bus and, of course, by car.

Opening times

Egapark Erfurt is open from Tuesday to Sunday and also on Mondays in July and August and if these are public holidays.
You may stay in the egapark until sunset during the high season. The ticket offices and buildings are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last admission: Danakil 5.15 p.m., Horticultural Museum 5.30 p.m.).

    • 1.1.-14.3. and 1.11.-30.12.2024    
      10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • 15.3.-7.4. and 4.10.-31.10.2024
      9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • 9.4.-3.10.2024
      9 a.m. to 6 p.m.




How to find us

    • EVAG tram line 2 connects Erfurt Central Station with the egapark (direction: “P+R Messe”).
      Journey time from Central Station to the egapark approx. 14 minutes.
    • Take the Erfurt-Bindersleben exit towards Erfurt.
      Take Eisenacher Straße towards the city, following the signs “Erfurt-Bindersleben/Flughafen/Erfurt-Zentrum/Messe”.
      Through the suburb of Schmira, follow the parking guidance system.
      There is plenty of parking in the car parks at the egapark*, P+R Messe, Wartburgstraße and Messe Ost*, Nord*, West*.
      Parking for coaches and camper vans* is available in the parking area at Wartburgstraße.
      Bicycles can be parked at the Main Entrance and the entrance on Gothaer Platz.

      *Charges apply, as at 21.11.2022
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egapark Erfurt – an experience for all generations

Danakil – the Desert and Jungle House

An abundance of gardens and blossoms

 “Gardeners’ Empire” and Farm

A green adventure tour with Knowledge Forest

The German Horticultural Museum

The Viewing Tower in the egapark

Nature Conservation Foundation

Events in the egapark

Guided tours at a glance

Visitor tours


egapark Visitor Centre

Round trips on the egapark Express

Culinary egapark

Flowers & Gardens

Large Flower Bed - March to October

Perennials Display by the Water Axis - March to October

Dahlia Display - August to October

Sculpture Garden -  March to October, peony season – May & June

Rose Garden - May to October

Japanese Rock and Water Garden - Cherry blossom – April & May, azalea season – May & June

Iris Garden - May & June

Karl Foerster Garden - March to October

Garden Ideas - June to August

Grasses Garden - March to October

Fuchsia Display - June to September

Geranium Display - June to September

Mainz Garden - March to October

Lilies Garden - June to August

Climate Forest