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Upper Lusatia/Lower Silesia, region of gardens

Cultural gardens trail on either side of the Neisse

Findlingspark Nochten – stones (photo: R. Große)

Findlingspark Nochten – stones (photo: R. Große)

Rakotzbrücke (photo: R. Große)

Rakotzbrücke (photo: R. Große)

Königshain with park

Königshain with park

Kromlau

Kromlau

Königshain

Königshain

Herrnhut summer house

Herrnhut summer house

Staniszów

Staniszów

Seifersdorfer Tal valley

Seifersdorfer Tal valley

 

The cultural region of Upper Lusatia / Lower Silesia lies on either side of the Neisse, in western Poland and eastern Germany. Today the region is a binding element crossing national borders and, with its many parks, is known as an insider tip. The best architects and landscape gardeners in central Europe have plied their trade here. The most famous are probably Count Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, Karl Friedrich Schinkel and Peter Joseph Lenné.

The parks entice visitors from near and far into these delightfully scenic surroundings, painting a vivid picture of the different influences to have shaped this centuries-old cultural area. Landscaped parks with captivating vistas, remnants of Baroque garden design, monasteries with herb gardens and relics of ancient funeral customs all await discovery.

Some parks are still in need of care, but those in charge have already joined forces and are busy encouraging visitors under the name ‘Cultural gardens trail on either side of the Neisse’.

As well as these parks and the famous gardens of Bad Muskau, Rammenau and Königswartha there are many other destinations to entice garden and park enthusiasts. Follow in the footsteps of the past and discover a piece of European cultural history.

www.gartenkulturpfad-neisse.org