In Pückler’s footsteps …
Welcome to the idyllic, park and spa town of Bad Muskau, the Saxon town in the Lusatian Neißeland on the border to Poland in the district of Görlitz. Come visit the one-of-a-kind German-Polish UNESCO world heritage Muskau Park/ Park Mużakowsk on foot, by bike or in a horse-drawn carriage.
Take a ride on the historic 600mm narrow-gauge Muskau Forest railway and discover the beauty of the region all the way to the glassmaker town of Weißwasser, as well as the Rhododendron and Azalea Park in Kromlau. Along the “Grube Babina” educational trail, the UNESCO German-Polish Muskau Arch Geopark is full of ice-age remnants to discover.
Der Muskauer Park
The Neiße River runs through one of Europe’s most beautiful landscape parks in Bad Muskau. Its creator and eponym, Count von Pückler-Muskau, created a landscaped architectural masterpiece in 1815. Approx. 830 hectares of the most beautiful garden art surround Bad Muskau. This garden is unique as it is separated into the German and Polish side.
Particularly impressive are the visual axes that Count Pückler ingeniously created through the artistic planting and placing of shrubs, carefully placed structures and by incorporating the slopes of the Neiße Valley.