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Cathedral Garden in Naumburg (Saale)

Garden of the Naumburg Cathedral in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

The historical garden of Naumburg Cathedral is part of the network Gartenträume (Gardendreams) which comprises 40+ significant parks and gardens of Saxony-Anhalt. Among others it shows those plants which served the Naumburg Master around 1250 as model for the artful sculptures in the west choir of the cathedral.

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Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia

Kromsdorf Renaissance Palace in Thuringia

On our bike tour from Weimar to Wielandgut in Oßmannstedt, we pass the Renaissance palace Kromsdorf. Curious, we turn into the garden of the palace. Around 60 stone busts look at us. What might be the meaning of these busts?

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Botanical Garden in Vienna

Botanical garden of the university of Vienna

Next to the Belvedere Gardens, there is another garden worth a visit. The botanical garden of the University of Vienna offers a broad variety of plants combined with informative descriptions. On the photo above one can see that the garden is divided by a wall from the Belvedere Gardens.

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Garden of the folk life museum in Graz

Garden of the folk life museum in Graz, Austria

Now that I call a cozy museum. The garden of the Folk Life Museum in Graz. Yes, there are hammocks below the trees!

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Gardens Palaces World Heritage Sites

Planetary garden of Schloss Eggenberg

Planetary garden of Schloss Eggenberg in Graz, Austria

At the planetary garden of Eggenberg Palace (Schloss Eggenberg) in Graz.

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On the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg

On the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg in Graz, Austria

My first stop of my museums trip along the locations of the Universalmuseum Joanneum: On the grounds of Schloss Eggenberg (Eggenberg Palace).

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Gardens Monuments

Monument to Rudolf Steiner in Vienna

Monument of Rudolf Steiner in Vienna, Austria

This monument to Rudolf Steiner was errected in 1981. It is located in the Swiss Garden (Schweizergarten) of Vienna. Even though it is a modern monument, the piece is nestled by a pretty nice compilation of stones and plants. Rudolf Steiner is considered the founder of anthroposophy.

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Castles Gardens

Trauttmansdorff Castle in Merano

Castel Trauttmansdorff in Merano, Italy

After visiting an exhibition about tourism in the rooms of Trauttmansdorff Castle I had a nice walk through the gardens. It was a great experience to see such a wonderful landscape of plants in a region not far away from the Alps.

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Belvedere Gardens in Vienna

View from Upper Belvedere down to 1st district

The view from Oberes Belvedere (Upper Belvedere) down to the centre of Vienna. The garden was designed by French architect Dominique Girard who was a pupil of landscape architect André Le Nôtre. More…

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Sunflowers at Heldenplatz in Vienna

Sunflowers in front of Archduke Charles

In the year 2005 there were sunflowers and vegetables planted at a central place in Vienna named Heldenplatz. It was in remembrance of 1945 when people used every free place for planting food. More…

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Palm house of Schloss Schönbrunn in Vienna

Palm house of Schönbrunn, Vienna

Before entering the Zoo of Schloss Schönbrunn I always enjoy this view of the palm house (Palmenhaus) nearby. More…

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Belvedere Gardens in Vienna

Sculpture at Belvedere Gardens in Vienna, Austria

On a cold winter day I went from railway station Südbahnhof through Belvedere Gardens down to the central part of Vienna.  Only a snow covered fabulous creature watched my steps on the way to the Lower Belvedere which is situated in the background. More…