Japanese Garden Leverkusen

At Chempark lies one of Leverkusen’s most enchanting spots: the Japanese Garden. This expansive sanctuary isn’t just a favorite retreat for Bayer employees during lunch breaks; it’s also a captivating haven for strollers and families, beckoning them with its charming Far Eastern ambiance.

The teahouse stands as one of the many attractions within the Japanese Garden Leverkusen. Capturing a Japanese atmosphere in Leverkusen doesn’t necessitate a long journey. A visit to the Japanese Garden is all it takes to immerse oneself in a spectacular parkland spanning 15,000 square meters, adorned with blooming treasures from various parts of East Asia, as well as enchanting sculptures, ornate lanterns, and graceful gateways.

The Japanese Garden traces its origins back to 1912. Initiated by the then-General Director of the Friedrich Bayer & Co. dye factory – Carl Duisberg – a garden landscape was meticulously crafted under professional guidance, eventually opening to the public in the 1950s. Today, the Japanese Garden entices numerous Chempark employees who regularly unwind here during their lunch breaks.

Yet, it’s not just a haven for professionals; families and casual strollers frequent the Japanese Garden on weekends, considering it a cherished destination. Wedding couples also often choose this idyllic spot to capture their “most beautiful moment” in life through photography. Particularly captivating in the Japanese Garden is the kaleidoscope of colors showcased by its flora, which remains in season nearly year-round. This is attributed to the diverse array of plants, comprising a blend of indigenous and exotic species. Alongside grasses, papyrus, Japanese maple, chrysanthemums, and many more, visitors can marvel at majestic sequoia trees within the garden’s confines. Additionally, small ponds teeming with Japanese koi and turtles add to the allure.

Further highlights include the Mikado Bridge, inspired by a bridge in the temple city of Nikko, and the teahouse, adorned with Buddha statues, geishas, and water-spouting dragons, all integral to the Japanese Garden’s charm. Recognized in the 2006 competition for “Germany’s Most Beautiful Park,” the garden welcomes visitors daily from May to September, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and admission is free.

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  • Saturday09:00 - 20:00
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