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Azalea and Rhododendron Park in Kromlau, Germany

Kromlau is a small and charming village located in the municipality of Gablenz, Germany, less than 6 kilometres from the Polish border. In Kromlau is one of the largest landscape parks in Saxony. The park lies in the Muskau Arch area (learn more at:Muskau Arch - UNESCO Global Geopark). The park is a beautiful example of an English garden and has many small ponds and lakes. The Azalea and Rhododendron Park in Kromlau was commissioned by Friedrich Herrmann Rötschke, the knight of Kromlau, in the middle of the 19th century. 

The Rötschke's landscape park was created after location of Fürst-Pückler-Park in Muskau (lick learn more at: Muskau Park - World Heritage Site). The "little Pückler" spared a little bit of money. Rare woody plants, mythological and rococo statues, basalt caves as well as a bow bridge of stone blocks and basalt stone were design elements of his park. He also built the hunting lodge in the park and surrounded it with flower beds. 

In April 1889 the park…

Muskau Park - World Heritage Site

Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau (German: Muskau Park, Polish: Park Mużakowski) is a transnational landscape park in the Upper Lusatia region of Germany and Poland. It is situated in the Free State of Saxony in Germany and the Lubusz Voivodeship in Poland.

There was a fortress on the river Neisse at Muskau was first mentioned as early as the 13th century under the rule of Margrave Henry III of Meissen. The Muskau Park was established in the first half of the 19th century. The founder of the park and the author of its conception was Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau – a Prussian aristocrat and the owner of local estates.

After studies in England, where he delighted with English gardening, he decided to set up a park in his estate in Muskau. He established an international school of landscape management in Bad Muskau and outlined the construction of an extensive landscape park.

The works involved remodelling the Baroque "Old Castle" and the construction of a Gothic Revival chape…

Muskau Arch - UNESCO Global Geopark

The Muskau Arch is a transnational Geopark situated in the west of the Republic of Poland and in the east of the Federal Republic of Germany. The region lies in the triangle formed by the Federal State of Brandenburg, the Free State of Saxony in Germany and the Lubusz Voivodeship in Poland. The Muskau Arch is one of the most scenic push end moraines in Middle Europe. The geological structure of moraine and its immediate hinterland constitute the territory of the Geopark.
The river Neisse cuts through the Arch and forms the border between Germany and Poland. Flowing from south to north the Lusatian Neisse makes a remarkably deep incision in the plain, its terraces defining the area of the Arch.

The name Muskau Arch (German: Muskauer Faltenbogen, Polish: Łuk Mużakowa) was probably coined by the Prussians during their geological mapping. The name origin is from the Muskau (Upper Sorbian: Mužakow, Polish: Mużaków), a town in the historic Upper Lusatia region. Today Bad Muskau is a spa to…
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