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Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski

Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The Muskauer Park is located on the German-Polish border. In 1811, Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau inherited an estate in Bad Muskau, in that time a small town in Germany. Between 1815 and 1845, he laid out an English landscape garden around his castle. The Muskauer Park was bought by Prince Frederick of the Netherlands in 1846. The well-known landscape designer Eduard Petzold became the garden and park director. Eduard Petzold continued the vision of Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau and completed the Muskauer Park. The Muskauer Park stretches on both banks of the Neisse River. In 1945, as a result of the Potsdam Conference, the Neisse River became part of the natural border between Germany and Poland. Two thirds of the Muskauer Park is located in Poland, only one third in Germany. Both parts of the park are connected by bridges, among them the Double Bridge. Most of the buildings are located at the German side. The Muskauer Park is one of the most splendid achievements of landscape design in the beginning of the 19th century. The Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

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Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The New Castle, the Neue Schloss Muskau. The Muskauer Park includes a man-made canal, called Hermanns River...

Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The New Castle, the Neue Schloss Muskau.

The Muskauer Park includes a man-made canal, called Hermanns River Neisse, small

bridges, an orangery, flower gardens, waterfalls, follies and an English landscape park.  

The Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

  1. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The New Castle, the Neue Schloss Muskau. The Muskauer Park includes a man-made canal, called Hermanns River...

    Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The New Castle, the Neue Schloss Muskau.

    The Muskauer Park includes a man-made canal, called Hermanns River Neisse, small

    bridges, an orangery, flower gardens, waterfalls, follies and an English landscape park.  

    The Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski became an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

  2. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The New Castle, Neue Schloss Muskau, was severely damaged during WWII and destroyed by a fire...

    Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The New Castle, Neue Schloss Muskau, was severely

    damaged during WWII and destroyed by a fire immediately after the end of the war. During

    the East German period, the castle remained a ruin. The restoration work started in 1995,

    the New Castle Muskau was opened to the public in 2008.

  3. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The well maintained grange buildings in the park. The Muskauer Park was bought by Prince Frederick of...

    Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The well maintained grange buildings in the park.

    The Muskauer Park was bought by Prince Frederick of the Netherlands in 1846. Thanks

    to the careful preservation of the original parkland by the subsequent owners, such as

    Prince Frederick of the Netherlands, the Muskauer Park has retained its original character.

  4. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The former houses of the office employees. The former estate houses were converted into holiday...

    Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The former houses of the office employees.

    The former estate houses were converted into holiday apartments. The buildings

    are located on the German side of the Muskauer Park. The Muskauer Park / Park

    Muzakowski was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

  5. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park  / Park Muzakowski: The Double Bridge across the Neisse River, the Muskauer Park stretches on both banks of the Neisse....

    Muskauer Park  / Park Muzakowski: The Double Bridge across the Neisse River, the Muskauer

    Park stretches on both banks of the Neisse. After WWII, as a result of the Potsdam Conference,

    the Neisse became a natural border between Poland and Germany. The left-bank German part

    and right-bank Polish part of the Muskauer Park are connected by the Double Bridge.

  6. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The Oak Lake Waterfall, the Eichsee Waterfall. A large boulder is rising up out of the waterfall. The...

    Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The Oak Lake Waterfall, the Eichsee Waterfall.

    A large boulder is rising up out of the waterfall. The story behind this large boulder:

    When Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau cheated on his wife Lucie again, she had

    the stone brought and sunk in the Oak Lake Waterfall as a sign of her displeasure.

  7. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The Muskauer Park stretches on both banks of the Neisse River. In order  to create a romantic park...

    Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The Muskauer Park stretches on both banks of the

    Neisse River. In order  to create a romantic park scenery, an artificial river branch was

    created, the so-called Herrmann's River Neisse (Hermannsneisse). The Muskauer Park

    covers a total area of about 830 hectare, the largest part of the park is situated in Poland.

  8. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The Old Castle was destroyed during WWII, it was  rebuilt in 1965-1972. Prince Hermann von...

    Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The Old Castle was destroyed during WWII, it was

     rebuilt in 1965-1972. Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau created an English garden

    landscape around his castle, and combined nature and architecture. He called his work

    'Painting with nature', and he said: 'A park should be like an art gallery'.

  9. Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski - Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The original Baroque New Castle was rebuilt into a Neo-Renaissance castle by the successors of Prince...

    Muskauer Park / Park Muzakowski: The original Baroque New Castle was rebuilt into

    a Neo-Renaissance castle by the successors of Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau.

    The castle is surrounded by an English landscape park designed by Prince Hermann

    von Pückler-Muskau. The Muskauer Park is located on the German-Polish border.