Monday, March 13, 2023

Park Mużakowski / Muskau Park

Muskau Park / Park Mużakowski  is a landscape park in the Upper Lusatia region of Germany and Poland, stretching along both sides of Neisse river. It is the largest and one of the most famous English gardens in Central Europe.
On July 2, 2004, the UNESCO inscribed the park on the World Heritage List, as an exemplary example of cross-border cultural collaboration between Poland and Germany.

Its history reaches back to the beginning of the 19th century when prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau inherited a vast estate at Muskau, a small town in Upper Lusatia. At that time the entire estate was in Germany. He took advantage of existing topography and laid out an English-style park here which manifests a harmony between man and nature. 
In 1945, as a result of the Potsdam Conference, the park has been divided by the state border between Poland and Germany.

The total area covers approximately 728 hectares. Two thirds of the Muzakowski Park lies on the Polish side and only one third in Germany. Both parts are connected by the Double Bridge where you can cross the border. Most of the buildings including residential complex you will find on German side. Polish side is wilder and provides magnificent views. - in:
 Photo by Tomasz
PL-1895286, sent by Monika
Neues Schloss / New Palace, was built in the 19th century in Neo-Renaissance style, burnt down in 1945, and after decades as a ruin, was reconstructed until 2013. 

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