15: Nature trail and castle park

Now I invite you to take a short tour on the nature trail around the butterfly house. The local butterflies feel at home here. And various small animals also find a home between the herb and flower garden, a wild meadow, a small pond, and fruit and flower hedges. You can also find nettles here. The so-called weed is essential for insects and serves as a food plant for butterflies such as the little tortoiseshell, the peacock butterfly, the admiral and the painted lady. Maybe you would also like to delight the local butterflies in your home with a bed or a flower pot? That would be nice and important because butterflies are in danger and, like many other insects, are in danger of becoming extinct. With your help, you too can contribute to their protection. If you would like to find out more about it, please ask one of our biologists or of course our gardener Jürgen. Jürgen can often be found in the Princely Palace Park, looking for blackberry plants as food for our horrors. What I particularly like in the park is the castle pond with the high water fountain and of course the old giant trees. The famous garden architects Karl Friedrich Thelemann and Heinrich Siesmayer created the romantic landscape park in the English style in 1850. It extends from the top of the castle down to the confluence of the Saynbach and Brexbach.