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]
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?
Sources / More info
- Schloss Kromsdorf (Wikipedia)
- List of stone busts (Wikipedia)
- Illmtal-Radweg (Website)
- travel-by-photos.com (Photo 1)