Exotic birds fly freely between the palms, lianas and jungle streams; colourful orchids are right at home in the humid environment with temperatures between 23 and 28°C in Potsdam's biosphere. This tropical rain forest greenhouse, erected as part of the National Garden Festival in 2001, offers unusual insights into the biospheres in the tropical latitudes.
Visitors walk along jungle pathways to a mangrove swamp, palm and other trees as high as 14 metres, and a wooden hut. You can watch iguanas in terrariums, turtles swimming in jungle pools or go to the butterfly house, where large, colourful butterflies are free to fly and land wherever, including sometimes on your head! A look at the biosphere's website is a good idea before you visit, as there is an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, events and tours, especially for children.
Currently, families and groups can visit the Biosphäre Potsdam daily, provided that the hygiene rules are observed. All information about the hygiene rules can be found on the website.