Park Mużakowski - or Muskau Park - is an outstanding example of horticultural art in Europe.
This landscape park of 1000 hectares – 800 hectares of which is in Poland – is perched on the Neisse River and the border between Poland and Germany – was created by Prince Hermann von Puckler-Muskau from 1815 to 1844. Both parts are linked by two park bridges, the Double Bridge and the English Bridge.
Park Mużakowski is one of Europe’s largest historic parks to be laid out as an English landscape garden. At the same time, it is one of the major achievements of European gardening. The park pioneered new approaches to landscape design and influenced the development of landscape architecture in Europe and America. Designed as a ‘painting with plants’, it uses local plants to enhance the inherent qualities of the existing landscape and encourages charming walks. The park is a fascinating combination of nature and art.
Admission is free to the Polish and German sections of the garden. It is open 24 hours a day, and can be toured by bike.