Visitors to the Rombergpark in Dortmund can get the feeling they’re on the beach. The experience is created by a dune landscape, which is the latest attraction at the Botanical Gardens. The natural-style coastal landscape, with sand, rocks and sea shells is nearly 2,500 square meters big, making it the largest artificial dune landscape in any Botanical Garden, according to the city’s information. Thousands of tonnes of sand, rocks and sea shells and a boat were brought in to create the maritime feel. In the future, the aim is that over 100 rare types of plant, some of them on the Red List of endangered species, will grow there.
The park has many other special features on offer, including the largest artificially created moor in the world, as well as glasshouses with exotic and tropical plants.