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Munich, Nymphenburg Palace and Badenburg Lake

Nature and culture in harmony in Bavaria

He made "landscape paintings that you could walk through" instead of forcing nature into baroque forms. Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell brought the classic English landscaped garden to Germany and is known as the man who planned Munich. Follow his horticultural trail!

In 1789 the Palatinate Elector Carl Theodor instructed the American Count Rumford to create a park. Covering an area of 373 hectares in total, the English Garden is one of the most sizeable urban parks in the world, larger than New York's Central Park.

Nymphenburg is a European masterpiece, a story book of Bavarian history and an example of architecture and landscape design in seldom-seen harmony. read more »

Schönbusch Park in Aschaffenburg is one of Germany's oldest classical landscaped gardens. The park boasts an abundance of plants, a temple to friendship, a philosopher's house, an orangery, the Nilkheim chapel and a model farm.