Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia

Garden of Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia, Germany

The excursion along the Ilm Valley Cycle Path (Ilmtal-Radweg) takes us to the garden of Kromsdorf Castle. At first, the Renaissance Castle looks like many others. But his park is special. 64 stone busts adorn the garden wall. The exact assignment of the busts is controversial, which even increases the appeal of a walk. [German]

So invites the garden to reflect. Why were these personalities immortalized in stone? With what intentions were the selection of exotic rulers and ordinary people from the Orient connected? What are our personal associations with these busts?

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