19: A powerful steam engine for the park’s fountains

Another technical masterpiece is a large iron pipe that mysteriously protrudes from the old quarry stonewall. Alphonse F. J. Girard, the architect of the 1848-50 reconstruction, had the rainwater from the roofs of the palace drained into a cistern. A powerful steam engine pumped the water from there into an underground basin on the castle hill. The park’s fountains, including a large fountain in the pond, could thus spurt water into the air without the need of further pumps.

Two portraits on the right show Field Marshal Peter Sayn-Wittgenstein and his wife, Antonia, painted by Carl Begas.