The Japanese cherry blossoms
in the palace gardens at Schwetzingen
When the first daffodils begin to bloom in Spring a visit to Schwetzingen is particularly worthwhile because this is when the Japanese cherry trees also begin to blossom – the largest collection of cherry trees outside Japan.
When you approach that section of the garden, the abundance of blossoms almost takes your breath away.
It's a wonderful feeling to walk under the cherry blossoms.
With each breath of wind it snows cherry blossoms.
If it suddenly gets warm, as in Spring 2009, the splendor of the cherry blossoms doesn't last long.
In Japan, I'm told, you can't find a free inch under the cherry trees but here in Schwetzingen one can enjoy the cherry trees to the full, even in the Easter week.
It is especially lovely in the afternoon and early evening. The cherry blossoms make your heart leap.
Even trunks that are hundreds of years old bloom.
The blossoms hang from the trees in long cascades, a particularly captivating picture when the evening sun lights the blooms up against a dark background.
Come to Schwetzingen when the cherry trees are blooming and enjoy this spectacle which is both new and unique every year.
Experience a ceiling of cherry blossoms above you.
Schwetzingen, when the cherry trees bloom, is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
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