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De romantische paleisparken van Wörlitz en Het Loo

The romantic palace parks of Wörlitz and Het Loo Exhibition: 14 February - 21 April 2003

Museum information

The 18th-century palace park of Wörlitz and the 19th-century park of Het Loo are the subject of an exhibition in the west wing of Het Loo. The design and organization of the Wörlitz section of the exhibition are in the hands of the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen and the Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz, in the framework of the international cultural activities of the German Federal Republic.

On the ground floor of the west wing there is a display of sculptures, prints, models of buildings and bridges, plaster casts of monuments, garden groundplans and photos evoking the history and meaning of the landscape park of Wörlitz, near Dessau. It was here that around 1770 the earliest romantic park on the European continent was laid out, complete with charming lakes and streams and architectural follies.

The upper gallery of the west wing houses work of various artists who depicted the palace park of Het Loo in the 19th century.