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My dream is to travel. Travelling makes me feel free. I desire the freedom to explore, to see the world in all its glory. 



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Moritzburg Castle - beautiful example of Saxon Baroque style

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About 13 kilometres north-west of the Dresden is located Baroque castle Morizburg. It is one of the most picturesque castles in Saxony, Germany. The castle lies on a symmetrical artificial island and has four round towers that beautifully reflect in the blue water of the pond. It is named after Duke Moritz of Saxony, who had a hunting lodge built in the Renaissance style on a granite dome in 1542. The surrounding woodlands and lakes have been a favourite hunting area of the electors and kings of Saxony. 

Between 1661 and 1671 the Baroque chapel was added to the castle. The chapel was consecrated in a Catholic rite in 1697 during the coronation of Augustus the Strong to the King of Poland. 

Augustus the Strong in 1723 began the large renovation work from Renaissance to Baroque hunting and pleasure palace. During the reconstruction works the large pond surrounding the castle’s artificial island was built from what was originally four smaller ponds. One alley running directly east visua…

Palace in Mała Wieś - beautiful monument of classicism in Poland

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Mała Wieś is a small village located 50 km south of Warsaw, near Grójec. In the village is located a beautiful palace surrounded by an English-style park, a French garden, as well as a fruit farm, and ponds. The facility is located on the edge of the larch reserve. The palace is one of the most beautiful monuments of classicism in Poland, which after the renovation is returning to its former glory.

History The palace in Mała Wieś was built in the end of 18th century on the place of the wooden manor house of Walicki family. The Walicki family distinguished by their great patriotism. Bazyli Walicki was the voivode of Rawa Voivodeship and participant of the Four-Year Sejm. Bazyli, and friend and counsellor to Polish King Stanisław August Poniatowski, begun a tradition of hosting distinguished and famous individuals in the palace. The king himself have visited palace in Mała Wieś.

The Palace has been owned by the same family for 159 years. Later on, it was owned by such known aristocratic…

Azalea and Rhododendron Park in Kromlau, Germany

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Kromlau is a small and charming village located in the municipality of Gablenz, Germany, less than 6 kilometres from the Polish border. In Kromlau is one of the largest landscape parks in Saxony. The park lies in the Muskau Arch area (learn more at:Muskau Arch - UNESCO Global Geopark). The park is a beautiful example of an English garden and has many small ponds and lakes. The Azalea and Rhododendron Park in Kromlau was commissioned by Friedrich Herrmann Rötschke, the knight of Kromlau, in the middle of the 19th century. 


The Rötschke's landscape park was created after location of Fürst-Pückler-Park in Muskau (lick learn more at: Muskau Park - World Heritage Site). The "little Pückler" spared a little bit of money. Rare woody plants, mythological and rococo statues, basalt caves as well as a bow bridge of stone blocks and basalt stone were design elements of his park. He also built the hunting lodge in the park and surrounded it with flower beds. 


In April 1889 the park…

Muskau Park - World Heritage Site

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Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau (German: Muskau Park, Polish: Park Mużakowski) is a transnational landscape park in the Upper Lusatia region of Germany and Poland. It is situated in the Free State of Saxony in Germany and the Lubusz Voivodeship in Poland.

There was a fortress on the river Neisse at Muskau was first mentioned as early as the 13th century under the rule of Margrave Henry III of Meissen. The Muskau Park was established in the first half of the 19th century. The founder of the park and the author of its conception was Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau – a Prussian aristocrat and the owner of local estates.

After studies in England, where he delighted with English gardening, he decided to set up a park in his estate in Muskau. He established an international school of landscape management in Bad Muskau and outlined the construction of an extensive landscape park.

The works involved remodelling the Baroque "Old Castle" and the construction of a Gothic Revival chape…
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