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Staatspark Fuerstenlager, Bensheim

Work on the landscape garden began in 1790. Intended as a summer residence (‘Fuerstenlager’) for the Landgraves and Grand Dukes of Hessen-Darmstadt, garden and park are located in an idyllic setting, in the middle of a valley surrounded by woods, vineyards and orchards. The centre of the park is a picturesque ‘village’, its small houses clustered around a mineral spring (‘Gesundbrunnen’), at the time thought to have healing properties.

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

64625 Bensheim-Auerbach, Centre and North West, Germany

All year. Daily. Open dawn to dusk.


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