"New Castle" Bad Muskau Things to Do Tip by magor65
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The main principle in designing landscape parks is an introduction of zones. The first zone consists of residential buildings surrounded by gardens which are meant to be the extension of the interiors.
The New Castle modelled on a fortress was built in 1647. Hermann von Puckler decided to introduce significant changes to make it a compositional centre of a landscape park. Fortifications and a moat were removed and replaced by the lake of Lucie (the name of Puckler's wife).
In the 20th century, a new owner of the park, Adolf von Arnim-Muskau extended the building by adding a dancing room. Count von Arnim was dispossessed of his castle in result of the WWII. Abandoned and ravaged for years after the war, since 1990's the castle has been reconstructed. One part of it is taken by the Muskauer School attended by future landscape designers. The other part, when completed, is meant to house a museum devoted to the life of Count Hermann von Puckler.
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