Castles, parks and gardens: Fürst-Pückler-Park Branitz

Castles, parks and gardens: Fürst-Pückler-Park Branitz

The Fürst-Pückler-Park in Branitz near Cottbus was Pückler’s last great work, and the place where he spent his final years. Nowadays an ideal of nature, the area was once a flat, barren agricultural landscape before Pückler created his park. Rolling hills, elegant lakes and rivers, and carefully designed woods demonstrate that Branitz is at the very pinnacle of landscape gardening. This park rightly stands as a garden monument of international importance.

The original interior of Branitz Castle lets you dive into the world and era of Prince Pückler. Discover his thoughts in the library and his heart in the oriental rooms. Pückler travelled to the Egyptian pyramids and fell in love with a girl who was sold at a slave market in Cairo. Branitz Castle is home to the only portrait of Pückler’s princess Mahbuba. The original tapestries – painted to look like oriental rugs – are another highlight. The rooms of Pückler’s wife Lucie have also been reconstructed faithfully. The most splendid room is certainly the music room. You can book it for special events or get married in this lavish setting.

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