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Baroque garden and landscape park Ortisei

© Copyright by David Cray

Description:

The garden ensemble consists of the English landscape garden and the terraced baroque garden.

The baroque garden is characterised by high limestone walls, which divide the garden into three terraces of about the same size, and an open staircase in the centre of the garden leads to a teahouse built in classicist style. From here you have a beautiful view of the town centre of Mücheln.
Around 1720, the owner at the time, Heinrich August von Breitenbauch, had the castle and the
The garden ensemble consists of the English landscape garden and the terraced baroque garden.

Characteristic for the baroque garden are high limestone walls, which divide the garden into three terraces of about the same size.

An outside staircase in the centre of the garden leads to a teahouse built in classicist style. From here you have a beautiful view of the town centre of Mücheln.

History
Around 1720, the owner at the time, Heinrich August von Breitenbauch, had a Baroque garden modelled on the French and an English-style landscape park laid out next to the castle and estate on the sunny southern slope of the Geisel. Among other things, the baroque garden contained the palace gardening, a palm house and greenhouses.
An outside staircase in the centre of the garden leads to a teahouse built in classicist style. This is where the former owners used to hold celebrations and hold conversations. It was a garden complex described as magnificent with the typical elements of a baroque garden, strictly symmetrical and structured according to a visual axis from portal to portal.

In 1770 Johann Heinrich von Helldorff, canon of the Merseburg monastery, bought the entire estate. Between 1921 and 1925 the owner at that time, Karl Roderich von Helldorff, had the garden redesigned architecturally and horticulturally. Among other things, twelve putti were added as figurative decoration. After the Second World War, with the expropriation of the von Helldorff family, the baroque garden was neglected.


Since 1993, the gardens have been restored and reconstructed piece by piece. These include the up to three metre high limestone quarry wall, which encloses the park over a length of more than a thousand metres, as well as the walls of the terraced Baroque garden and the teahouse, which was rebuilt from 2016.

In 2017 the gardens were included in the network "Garden Dreams - Historical Parks in Saxony-Anhalt".

The nearby moated castle and the castle church St. Ulrich belong to the ensemble. The castle is a pile dwelling on oak piles from the second half of the 15th century. The moat around the castle must remain filled with water even today to prevent the piles from losing their stability when they dry out. Already in the 12th century there was a moated castle on this site.

The castle church was built in baroque style from 1790 to 1795 by the Merseburg monastery master builder J.W. Crysellius. The stylistically charming interior decoration has been preserved. In the church and in the nearby cemetery there are valuable tombstones and graves of the von Helldorff family.

360 degree panorama

"Walk with your eyes through the garden dream parks!
Thanks to the "Gartenträume 360 Grad" project, almost all of Saxony-Anhalt's 50 garden dream parks can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home with a panoramic view. In some of the pictures there are one or two surprises. Tip: Switch on the sound and be curious! The project "Gartenträume 360 Grad" was sponsored by the state of Saxony-Anhalt.
All panoramas here: www.gartentraeume-sachsen-anhalt.de/360Grad."

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Garden is accessible free of charge.

Where:

360° panorama:

360° panorama

Address:

City of Mücheln

Castle Road
06249 Mücheln (Hostage Valley)
Phone: +49 34632 / 400
E-mail: stadtinformation@muecheln.de
website: http://www.muecheln.de/

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