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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Architecture & Design

Everything from a single source In most cases, landscape architectural offices and garden planning companies are separated entities. However, this notion is fundamentally changed by Switzerland’s Riggenbach GmbH. Located in Oberwangen near Bern, the family business has united the areas of landscape architecture with garden planning and design in one company since 1975. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: CLAUDIO PROTOPAPA

“We offer professional and competent planning, building and maintenance for gardens from a single source,” Stefano Riggenbach, executive, explains. Combining modern garden design with clear lines and classical elements of landscaping is what makes their gardens stand out. Putting special emphasis on innovative and efficient planting, the plants’ natural appearance breaks up the clear lines and breathes life into gardens with their seasonal changes. The results are beautiful and practical green spaces with varied plantings. Riggenbach says: “A garden isn’t finished after the construction phase ends as

plants start to grow at this stage. A garden becomes more and more beautiful over the years through professional maintenance. It grows with the clients who should feel happy about their garden paradise. We want our clients to switch off from hectic everyday life and to find their rhythm in the garden’s nature.”Riggenbach GmbH shows that good garden design doesn’t need to be planned by expensive star designers. “Everyone should be able to afford great landscape architecture.Thus, we can create high-quality garden worlds even with modest budgets,”Riggenbach adds. Solely employing skilled landscape gardeners and

Top: Stefano Riggenbach, executive Above: Bio-pool with pergola

training apprentices, clients often praise the team’s competency and pleasant ways. www.riggenbach-landschaft.ch

RESTAURANT MIRABELL A wide selection of tasty wines and the love for the native cuisine will make every visit to the Restaurant Mirabell a unique experience. The restaurant pampers its guests with Austrian and international delicacies. The inviting ambiance of the restaurant and its romantic Mirabell Terrace offer unforgettable culinary moments. Restaurant Mirabell Auerspergstrasse 4 5020 Salzburg, Austria restaurantmirabell.at facebook.com/sheratonsalzburghotel

RESTAURANT GOLDENER HIRSCH Discover authentic Austrian cuisine at its best. The Gourmet Restaurant Goldener Hirsch offers an ambiance with Salzburg charm and award-winning cuisine as well as a selection of fine local and international wines. Restaurant Goldener Hirsch Getreidegasse 37 5020 Salzburg, Austria goldenerhirsch.com facebook.com/goldenerhirschsalzburg

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Discover Germany, Issue 31, October 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.

Discover Germany, Issue 31, October 2015  

Discover Germany promotes German, Swiss & Austrian Design, Tourism, Food, Culture and Business.