friedrich wilhelm

friedrich wilhelm

euromaxx | Great Gardens - Dessau-Wörlitz, Germany (1)

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In this series on Europe's top gardens we first start out by looking at the eastern German area of Dessau along the Elbe River which encompasses seven castles and parks over a 145 sq.m. area. This particular region was the first on continental Europe that was based on English-garden designs. The landscaping was created between 1765 and 1800 by Prince Leopold III Friedrich Franz of Anhalt-Dessau and his advisor, architect Friedrich Wilhelm von Erdmannsdorf. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.