Prince Hermann of Pückler-Muskau


In order to describe Pückler’s passion for landscape design a new word had to be invented: “parkomania”. First and foremost it was the parks in England that made a strong impression on him.
He summed up his knowledge of landscape gardening and his ideas for the park in Muskau in his "Andeutungen über Landschaftsgärtnerei".
Pückler became a sought-after adviser in matters of landscape design. During his visits to Thuringia Pückler was asked for advice regarding the layout of the parks in Ettersburg and Wilhelmsthal.
He also had a decisive influence on the design of the landscape park at Altenstein. In 1845, he himself was in charge of some of the works there. Several times he expressed his enthusiasm for the natural setting and the excellent possibilities to lay out a park at Altenstein.