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LICHTENWALDE CASTLE AND PARK

Gently caressed by the waters Lichtenwalde Castle and Park

eing surrounded by a network of fountains,

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good reason. Approaching the castle from the park’s

valley below, which is now a nature preserve. The cast-

Lichtenwalde is very different from other Saxon

avenue, one is left almost speechless by the impressive

le itself houses the »Treasury« Museum which displays,

castles. One hundred of these fountain complexes are

layout of this peaceful green paradise. While aptly illus-

on three floors, exhibits of foreign or long gone cultures,

situated throughout the Baroque garden with more

trating the transition from Baroque to Rococo, the ter-

including art objects and ritual items from Nepal and

than 400 individual fountains connected by an intricate

raced park, however, never completely reveals itself to

Tibet, pieces of porcelain, lacquered items, furniture

the visitor’s eyes. Time and again the eye is attracted by

and silk embroidery from China and Japan as well as

of rustling leaves, splashing water and the sweet scent

playful details such as antique amphoras, statues and

burial objects and ghost masks from West Africa. Visi-

of flowers in spring. Lichtenwalde was chosen as one

circular flower beds or it is drawn from the artificial

tors should not miss the largest and most comprehensi-

of Germany’s most beautiful park ensembles with

garden itself to the real nature of the Zschopau River

ve silhouette collection in Germany.

circulating system. Visitors can experience a symphony The count's library

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BY RAIL/Bus Rail from Dresden/Chemnitz to Niederwiesa, then by city-rail to Braunsdorf, then bus No. 706 to Lichtenwalde

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Schloss und Park Lichtenwalde | Schlossallee 1 | 09577 Niederwiesa, OT Lichtenwalde | Phone +49 37206 8873812 | lichtenwalde@schloesserland-sachsen.de www.die-sehenswerten-drei.de | DIRECTIONS | BY CAR via autobahn A 72/A 4, exit Frankenberg, continue along federal road B 169 towards Chemnitz up to Lichtenwalde

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