41: The Butterfly Princess

To give you a feel for palace gardens, please take a rest on the cast-iron garden furniture, which was designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel and manufactured in the renowned Sayn iron foundry. 

“The oil painting above by the Düsseldorf artist Stephan Kaluza shows my wife, Princess Gabriela, with our 7th child, Christian Peter. Watercolours of native butterflies and various contemporary depictions of tropical species by different artists happily surround the founder of the Sayn Butterfly Garden. 

Between the windows you can find the festive robe of the German Butterfly Queen, who has been crowned in Sayn for years. 

To the left of the door leading into the next room you find a portrait sketch of Prince Alexander by Leonid Yatsyshyn. On the right, there are two documents that show Prince Louis’s attachment to agriculture and his interest in the animal world at the Cologne Zoo.”