Landscape Gardens on Lake Constance

What a Elysium!

In deliberate contrast to the French garden the landscape garden was developed in England in the 18th century. It is his goal to reproduce the natural landscape or rather to create a kind of accessible area of the landscape. Many examples from the 19th century can be found in the german-speaking countries and at Lake Constance.

The nature on the track in the 19th century

However the landscape garden is an art object, which is trying to map an ideal state. Scenic points are composed into the nature, e.g. hermitage, accessible ice-cellar or grottos. Basins with watercourses, artificial waterfalls, alpine mountain trail etc. The paths appear to run natural and not anymore geometric. But even this is based on calculation. Practically at every intersection or bend changes the angle and a new highlight appears in the eyes of the visitor.

The "green" prince Pueckler recognized the potential of the Lake Constance region

At the beginning of the 19th century saw the young prince of Pückler-Muskau already the potential of the Lake Constance region for the construction of landscape parks. "It only needs a little human interference and one could built already the most beautiful parks here", he wrote to a friend.  It is no surprise, that you still find today beautiful example of it. One of it is Castle Arenenberg, which has been restored to half of it a few years ago. Even on Mainau Island you still can discover remains of it. And don't forget palace Inzigkofen (by Sigmaringen) or the villas on the northeastern lakefront in Lindau.

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