Muskauer Park is an exceptional example of a landscape park.
It was laid out between 1815 and 1845 to plans drawn up by Hermann Fürst von Pückler-Muskau, a prince, landscape gardener and travel writer. Subsequent owners continued to develop and substantially extend the park in accordance with von Pückler’s original designs. The grounds of the park lie either side of the River Neisse, straddling the German-Polish border. The park covers an area of approximately 830 hectares. Its defining features include the spacious layout, broad vistas, varying intensities of landscape designand artificial water courses. On a stroll through the park, visitors experience constantly alternating, three-dimensional scenes created out of the natural landscape. Intensive concerted efforts by conservationists in Germany and Poland in recent years have resulted in a more holistic approach to the continuing restoration of the park.