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Mirabell Palace in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, AustriaMirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell) on the left side is especially known for its marble hall as wedding location. By the way Mirabell Gardens was also a set in the movie “Sound of Music”.  On the picture above one can see the hindquarters of the Winged Horse (Pegasus) where Maria and the children danced around.

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Japanese garden in Leverkusen

Japanese garden in Leverkusen, Germany

The Japanese garden of Leverkusen founded by Carl Duisberg is a 15,000 qm area open for public. It is located near the BayKomm, an exhibition hall where one can learn about the products made by Bayer AG. So the area offers a combination of learning about latest developments in chemistry and relaxing in old structures of nature.

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Gardens Palaces Renaissance

Neuhaus Palace in Paderborn

Garden side of Schloss Neuhaus, Paderborn

In Paderborn I visited a palace in the style of Weser Renaissance named Schloss Neuhaus. In 1994 a garden festival took place on the grounds of the palace (Schlosspark) so I had a nice walk along beautiful plantings which were still there. [German]

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Gardens Palaces Renaissance

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 Palace. At first, the Renaissance palace 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]

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Gardens World Heritage Sites

Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm

Walking through the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm

Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm, also know as Garden Kingdom, is a landscape park in and around Dessau-Roßlau. During a walk, I get inspired by a park which was designed in the Age of Enlightenment. Since 2000, this cultural landscape has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [German]

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Mausoleum in Dessau-Roßlau

Mausoleum in Dessau-Roßlau

The mausoleum once served as a burial ground for the Dukes of Anhalt. It was built in the years 1894/98 according to plans by Franz Schwechten. Today the building is surrounded by a zoological garden. Together with the neighbouring Georgium, this forms a recreational area for the citizens of Dessau-Roßlau. [German]

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Gardens Monuments

Monument to Rudolf Steiner in Vienna

Monument of Rudolf Steiner in Vienna, Austria

This memorial is dedicated to the journalist and esoteric Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) is considered the founder of anthroposophy. The monument was erected in 1981 in the Swiss Garden (Schweizergarten) in Vienna. The bronze relief is a work by the artist Elisabeth Oling-Jelinek. [German]

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Cathedral Garden in Naumburg (Saale)

Garden of the Naumburg Cathedral in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The historical garden of Naumburg Cathedral is part of the network Gartenträume (garden dreams) which comprises 40+ significant parks and gardens of Saxony-Anhalt. Among others, it shows those plants which served the Naumburg Master around 1250 as a model for the artful sculptures in the west choir of the cathedral.

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Gardens World Heritage Sites

Herb garden on Reichenau Island

Herb garden located near Mittelzell Minster on Reichenau Island, Germany

This garden seen next to the minster of Mittelzell is a reconstruction of the herb garden which was mentioned in the poem ‘De cultura hortorum‘ written by Walafrid Strabo in the years between 830 and 840. Strabo described in his work, which is also known as “Hortulus“, a little garden that he used to tend with his own hands.

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Botanical Garden in Vienna

Botanical garden of the university of Vienna

Next to the Belvedere Gardens, there is another garden worth a visit. The botanical garden of the University of Vienna offers a broad variety of plants combined with informative descriptions. On the photo above one can see that the garden is divided by a wall from the Belvedere Gardens.

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Gardens

Planetary garden of Schloss Eggenberg

Planetary garden of Schloss Eggenberg in Graz, Austria

At the planetary garden of Eggenberg Palace (Schloss Eggenberg) in Graz.

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Gardens

On the grounds of Eggenberg Palace in Graz

On the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg in Graz, Austria

My first stop of my museums trip along the locations of the Universalmuseum Joanneum: On the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg (Eggenberg Palace).