Cottbus, a city located in the German state of Brandenburg, is home to a place where, as a curiosity, man’s genius is expressed in the shape of a garden. Certainly, by reaching Branitz Park, among the best-known landmarks in this university city, you’ll be amazed by a landscaped area which features a nobleman’s former retirement home. So, as you walk, be impressed by grounds on which green is the dominant color.
Arrive at the park’s location just southeast of the city center, and start your visit by learning about the man behind its creation, Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. Indeed, this German noble, eccentric as no other, set himself to create a modern Garden of Eden at a barren location. Therefore, move inside the 620 hectares that form the park, and notice the increase in intensity of the details as you get closer to its highlight, Schloss Branitz. Moreover, take a look at a couple of grass-covered pyramids, one of which is placed at the center of a lake and serves as the Prince’s burial site.
Afterwards, once you’ve entered the palace, let your eyes feast on the spectacular details of its rooms, all restored in Baroque style. However, while roaming through it, be amazed by the lavish style on which the rooms, library, and drawing rooms, have been decorated. Incredibly enough, to visit the meal-specific areas means to find nightly style and purple and golden tones at the Dining and Breakfast Room, respectively.
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