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Quedlinburg Garden-Dreams

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Garden-Dreams is a touristic project featuring some forty historic gardens and parks throughout Saxony-Anhalt. Quedlinburg\'s Brühl Park is included in this project.

The expansive park aerial extending along the River Bode south of the castle-hill encompasses an area which was known as \"Broil\" (wetlands) in the 12th century. It belonged to the nearby Wiperti Monastery. In the seventeenth century, the Imperial Ladies\' Convent on the castle-hill ordered the creation of a park in Baroque style. Along with its later addition of carefully landscaped adjacent park grounds fashioned in the style of English Romantic gardens, the Brühl still retains its original Baroque symmetrical hunting-star pattern which lies on a direct trajectory to the castle-hill residence of the abbesses of the Imperial Ladies’ Convent.

Two memorials stand in the park: one depicts Carl Ritter (1779-1859), the famous geographer and cartographer who was born in Quedlinburg; the other is dedicated to the poet-laureate and playwright Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724 - 1802), also born in Quedlinburg. Klopstock\'s monument was designed in the neo-classical style in 1831 by the famous Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the sculptor Friedrich Tieck (1776 - 1851), both from Berlin. Beneath the castle hill on the \"Schlossplatz” stands a museum commemorating Klopstock in the house where he was born.

Guided Walks

In the months of May through September, Quedlinburg-Tourismus-Marketing offers guided \"Garden-Dream\" walks every Saturdayat 11.00 a.m. These walks take into account the history of the park as well as Quedlinburg\'s role as Germany\'s most important plant-breeding andseed-production center in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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