39: The Palace gardens, cultural heritage and ecological habitat

Princess Gabriela recounts: “The wall opposite explains the various fauna and flora that can be found in the 10 ha park, which encompasses a landscape filled with ruins leading up to the medieval castle, as well as the English garden on the plain. Returning from Russia, the princely couple employed two experts in their field, Karl-Friedrich Thelemann as the garden planner and Heinrich Siesmayer for the execution. Together they formed from fields and vineyards a romantic garden landscape, with the neo-Gothic palace as the central element.

Above, a jay and a squirrel as well as a capercaillie trophy from 1890 tell of the richness of our native nature then and now. “