The Muskau Park
Looking around to have some program for my daughter I decided to go to the “Fürst Pückler Park” in Bad Muskau. Bad Muskau is a small village near the polish boarder. It is the place of birth of Hermann (Ludwig Heinrich) Fürst von Pückler (1785/10/30). I dont want to tell you much about Fürst Pückler here. There are better places around 1 2.
Here are some impressions of the really nice “new” chateau in the park. While the park is free to observe, the chateau is not. But it might worth it.
Coming from the park you can see the impressive chateau from nearly everywhere. Right in fron are the stairs to go up to the inner courtyard flanked by two huge bronze lions.
The lions have been placed the first time in 1857. During the second world war Bad Muskau and the park have been destroyed pretty much and so the lions. But after nearly 60 years the first lion came back in 2009 and the second in 2010.
After the first exhibition we were ready to enter the tower. Climbing the second floor, rushing through the special exhibition we opened the door to the tower. One could see the modern architecture here. But on top we had a fantastic panoramic view. From here I did the next images of the chateau. You can also see the Neiße. The Neiße is the river on a part of the boarder between Germany and Poland.
Doing a circle around the chateau along the river over nice bridges brought us to the back of the chateau. Here on the right side you can see the “old” chateau, the white building, of the Pückler park.
I did not take pictures from the park itself, as it is really really whide and most of it is green gras. But if you like this kind of landscape you can spend a lot of time here. After returning to our starting point we finished our tour through the park and found we had a really nice day. So if you ask me if its worth a visit I’d say definetely “Yes”.