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Potsdam, Babelsberg Palace
Bad Liebenstein, Altenstein Palace

"My heart belongs to my garden": Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

His first park at Muskau now has UNESCO World Heritage status, his later work at Branitz is a masterpiece. Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau was an explorer, a man about town and a dandy, and, as an amateur, became one of the finest landscape gardeners of his time.

Situated in the Thuringian Forest not far from Erfurt, this two-storey, neo-Renaissance palace is at the heart of an idyllic country park boasting a waterfall and natural cave. From this former summer residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Meiningen and its park, you can enjoy wonderful views as far as the Rhön hills.

Babelsberg Palace and Park are located in the district of the same name in Potsdam, the state capital of Brandenburg. This summer residence for the future Kaiser Wilhelm I was built in 1833. Many of the original furnishings remain intact and reflect the dominance of neo-Gothic at the time.