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Baroque Garden Großsedlitz

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Historic garden

The gardens were inspired by France and Italy. Although it remained unfinished, it is one of the most individual and perfect compositions in the field of Baroque German garden art. It is also considered to be August the Strong's most magnificent garden. Cheerful, sun-drenched garden spaces alternate with shady, secluded spots. Valuable sandstone figures from the Permoser school offer a special attraction and reflect the pinnacle of Saxon sculpture in the 18th century. The most beautiful "ballroom in the green", the Lower Orangery Parterre, is decorated with orange trees from Tuscany during the summer months. A variety of water features enliven the garden rooms. Stepping out of the café into the upper ground floor, the cheerful play of colours in the flower borders, which are designed according to historical planting plans, is a delight. The upper orangery is used for events and exhibitions and can be hired for private parties. Here in the Long Gallery there is also an exhibition with the theme: "August the Strong, the Polish Order of the White Eagle and the Wettin Castles". The East Pavilion of the Upper Orangery houses the exhibition: "Garden of the Gods and Garden History". Here, original sculptures of the garden complex made in the early 18th century are presented.
The exhibition "Of wine, figs, asparagus and golden apples - orangery and garden culture in the baroque garden of Großsedlitz" tells of the history of the garden as a country palace with citrus cultivation. Elector Friedrich August I collected several hundred noble orange and bitter orange trees here. This was how he presented his power. According to Greek legend, the exotic plants and fruits were considered the "gold of Hercules". The exhibition venue is the lower orangery of the Großsedlitz Baroque Garden.
Since April 2001, it has also been possible to tie the knot in the West Pavilion. Where once courtly society celebrated, today's visitors can enjoy gentle tourism and recreation.

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In the Großsedlitz Baroque Garden you will receive reduced admission on presentation of your guest card.

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Baroque Garden Großsedlitz
Parkstraße 85
01809 Heidenau

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Phone: +49 3529 56390
Fax: +49 3529 563999

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