Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2004
Size of heritage: 348 ha
- Buffer zone: 1,205 ha
A landscaped park of 559.9 ha astride the Neisse River and the border between Poland and Germany, it was created by Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau from 1815 to 1844. Blending seamlessly with the surrounding farmed landscape, the park pioneered new approaches to landscape design and influenced the development of landscape architecture in Europe and America. Designed as a ‘painting with plants’, it did not seek to evoke classical landscapes, paradise, or some lost perfection, instead using local plants to enhance the inherent qualities of the existing landscape. This integrated landscape extends into the town of Muskau with green passages that formed urban parks framing areas for development. The town thus became a design component in a utopian landscape. The site also features a reconstructed castle, bridges and an arboretum.
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Hotels and places to stay
Kulturhotel Fürst Pückler Park
Park Unesco Residence
Turmvilla Bad Muskau
Gaststätte & Pension Am Wasserturm
Medium airport - 23 mi (37 km) Dresden Airport
Large airport - 52 mi (84 km) Zielona Góra-Babimost Airport
Medium airport - 60 mi (97 km) Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport
Large airport - 75 mi (122 km) Berlin-Tegel International Airport
Large airport - 91 mi (147 km) Ruzyně International Airport
Large airport - 104 mi (168 km) Leipzig Halle Airport
Large airport - 107 mi (173 km) Pardubice Airport
Medium airport - 117 mi (189 km) Szczecin-Goleniów 'Solidarność' Airport
Medium airport - 139 mi (224 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Gross Duben
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.