Princely Garden in Greiz

The fascinating world of plants


This summer palace of the older line of the House of Reuß featured a baroque garden that was destroyed by flood water in 1799. Carl Eduard Petzold redesigned it as a landscape garden with biodiverse wooded groves. The design was implemented from 1873 onwards by court gardener Rudolph Reinecken, who spent 50 years of his working life taking care of the park. For maximum visual impact, he selected trees and shrubs in a wide range of colors, structures, leaf shapes, blossoms, and fruit. As a result, the park offers pleasant views throughout the year.