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Park and Schloss Branitz

Photograph © Marija Calden
Photograph © Marija Calden
Photograph © Marija Calden
Photograph © Marija Calden

This is the estate which Prince Puckler-Muskau bought when he was forced to leave Bad Muskau. Still working on English precedents, he made a Serpentine Lake, a Pyramid Lake, a Blue Garden, a Smithy Garden, a Rose Mount, a Moon Mount and Island of Venus, a light iron Kiosk and a series of waterways. It is a good example of the Mixed Style, applied in Germany. The Prince and his wife lie at rest in a pyramid tomb, in the lake, with an inscription from the Koran: 'Graves are the mountain tops of a distant, lovely land'.

Park und Schloss Branitz, Robinienweg 5, 03042 Cottbus, North East, Germany

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  • over 8 years by Arg K 4 / 5

    This Branitz is really like an English landscape park - and it is better than most of them.

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