The scent of iris flower

Iris and Päonia

Fairy tale evening for adults with Claudia Schleich
It sounds like an oriental criminal case: By envy and jealousy, a murder occurs. But what does a beguiling fragrance to do with that?

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Once upon a time the famous singer Bulbul lived at the court of the Caliph in the city of Samarkand. He was known far and wide for his melodious voice and his wise lyrics. He sunned himself in praise and honour. One day a young bard arrived in the city, who won the Caliph’s favour with his songs. Envy and revenge poisoned the heart of the singer Bulbul. He devised a cunning plan and killed in cold blood on a journey the talented young man. Yet a beguiling fragrance should betray his cruel deed.

To find out how this story continues, and hear several others, listen to the storyteller Claudia Schleich in the enchanting iris garden (in the event of rain, in the greenhouses). Listen, in the blissful month of May, in the midst of blossoming irises and peonies, to the stories and with musical accompaniment.


Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg

in the Iris Garden (in the greenhouses in the event of rain)

Menzinger Str. 65
80638 München

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    Yes, drinks and food


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5,50 €

4,00 € (reduced price)

Seat reservation at Tel: 17861-321 requested.
Free admission for children and teenagers under 18 years.
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Further information

  • Event duration:

    – 00:00

  • Note on access:

    Last admission at 5:45 p.m., please come early, the Botanical Garden closes at 6:00 p.m.
    Please note: the café is not open in the evening.

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  • Age recommendation:

    From 16 years

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The scent of iris flower
The scent of iris flower © Foto: Juliet Sarmiento
Irisgarden © Foto: Claudia Schleich
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Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg

Around 19,600 species and subspecies are cultivated in the Munich-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden, which covers an area of 21.2 hectares. The botanical garden is involved in national and international research projects. It has the task of collecting, examining, cultivating and exhibiting wild and cultivated plants from all over the world according to scientific criteria.