Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace

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]

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg

Mirabell Palace in Salzburg, Austria

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

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, it forms a recreational area for the citizens of Dessau-Roßlau. [German]

Monument to Rudolf Steiner

Monument of Rudolf Steiner in Vienna, Austria

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

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.