MUZAKOWSKI/MUSKAUER PARK

Muskauer ParkMuzakowski/Muskauer Park is situated in the west part of Poland, on the Polish-German border. Its history reaches back to the beginning of the 19th century when prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau inherited a vast estate at Muskau, a small town in Upper Lusatia. At that time the entire estate was in Germany. He took advantage of existing topography and laid out an English-style park here which manifests a harmony between man and nature. He managed to transform the surrounding countryside into a romantic park.

You will find there beautiful landscapes as well as excellent architectural details. The park contains a high diversity of plant species; over 650 of them grow there. Muzakowski Park stretches on both banks of the Nysa river which in 1945, as a result of the Potsdam Conference, became a part of natural border between Poland and Germany. The total area covers approximately 728 hectares. Two thirds of the Muzakowski Park lies on the Polish side and only one third in Germany. Both parts are connected by the Double Bridge where you can cross the border. Most of the buildings including residential complex you will find on German side. Polish side is wilder and provides magnificent views.

There is no doubt that Hermann von Pückler-Muskau was one of Europe’s great landscape garden designers and Muzakowski Park is considered to be one of the most splendid achievements of landscape architecture of the 19th century. In 2004 this Polish-German cultural heritage site was entered into the UNESCO list.

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