Getting here and Opening times

Opening times

Outdoor grounds: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm daily
Greenhouses: Saturday to Thursday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Friday 7:30 am to 1:00 pm

Directions to Mainz University Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is situated next to the Sport Institute on the campus of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, about 2 km west of Mainz Main Station.

Mainz University Botanic Garden
Anselm-Franz-von-Bentzel-Weg 9 a+b
D-55099 Mainz

Phone +49 6131-39 22251
Telefax +49 6131-39 23524
E-Mail: Botanischer.Garten@uni-mainz.de

By bus
The easiest way to come to the Botanic Garden is to take one of the following bus lines from Mainz Main Station ("Hauptbahnhof"):

Line 6 (direction "Marienborn"), get out at the bus stop "Botanischer Garten"
Line 69 (direction "Fachhochschule über Uni-Campus"), get out at the bus stop "Colonel-Kleinmann-Weg"

For your ride from Mainz Main Station to one of these bus stops, you should buy a so-called "Kurzstrecken-Ticket" which is valid within three bus stops. This "short-distance ticket" is cheaper than a normal bus ticket. You can buy it directly from the bus driver or use an automatic ticket machine. Information on public transport within and around Mainz is provided by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund and by Mainzer Verkehrsgesellschaft.

By car

 From the west (i.e. from direction Bonn/Cologne)
• Travel autobahn A 60 crossing "Autobahn-Dreieck Mainz" direction Darmstadt.
• Leave autobahn A 60 at exit "Mainz-Finthen".
• Follow the street sign "Saarstraße/Innenstadt" straight ahead through the traffic circle "Europaplatz".
• Take exit "Universität" to reach the main car entrance of the university campus. However, parking on campus is availlable only with special permission. Alternative you can stay on Saarstraße" to the next exit "Mainz-Bretzenheim" and try to get a parking place within "Albert-Schweitzer-Straße" or "Dahlheimer-Weg". From there you can walk to the botanic Garden (see Campus Map).

From the east (i.e. from direction Würzburg/Darmstadt)
• Travel autobahn A 60 crossing "Autobahn-Dreieck Rüsselsheim" OR travel autobahn A 63 crossing "Autobahnkreuz Mainz" to get to autobahn A 60 direction Bingen.
• Leave autobahn A 60 at exit "Mainz-Finthen".
• Follow the street sign "Saarstraße/Innenstadt" straight ahead through the traffic circle "Europaplatz".
• Take exit "Universität" (see above).