Church Ruins

First mentioned in the 14th century, the building fell into disrepair after the last church service was held in it in 1785. This ruin was intended to be an eye-catcher in Pückler's landscape compositions.


Dome Pavilion

The domed pavilion is part of the former Moor Bath, last renovated in 1913/14. Like the Villa Bellevue, the Villa Pückler and the Tower Villa, it was part of the "Hermannsbad", opened by Pückler and Lucie in 1823. Today it is home to a small exhibition on the history of the baths.


Tree Nursery

A tree nursery for the cultivation of woody plants had already been established on a plateau in the upper park during Pückler's time. At the end of the Second World War, the facilities were completely destroyed and the area was subsequently left to run wild. The restorations of the original structures, including the dividing hornbeam hedge and the historic fencing, have been going on since 1998.


Hermann’s Oak

At this spot, Pückler placed nine stone seats made from boulders in a semicircle around an ancient oak tree, evoking the image of an ancient Germanic Thingstead. The once giant tree's name could also refer to Pückler himself, his beloved grandfather of the same name, or perhaps to the Cheruscan prince. Today, a young tree grows out of the remnants of the dead oak's trunk.


Prince’s Bridge

The formerly wooden structure owes its name to a visit in Pückler's time by Prussian Crown Prince Friedrich Wilhelm IV. This elaborate stone building was not erected until 1854 under Prince Frederick of the Netherlands.


Lord’s Hill Viaduct

Much like the Prince's Bridge, this impressive structure spans an ice-age gorge. Prince Friedrich of the Netherlands had the viaduct built from bricks and cinder blocks in 1862.



Pückler had planned a mausoleum on the upper edge of the terrace in the eastern part of the park, in close view of his study in the palace, but it was never realized. The von Arnim family built a memorial chapel and cemetery on this site in 1888, which was then partially destroyed in 1945 and blown up in 1972. The former location is now marked by a simple granite cross.


English Cottage

In 1820, Pückler had a small tavern built in the English cottage style on a hill not far from the English Bridge. The accompanying structures were demolished after 1945. Today, the main building's former location is indicated by a brick outline of the foundations, while a romantic lookout pavilion has already been restored.


Pückler’s Stone

In 1901, the Counts of Arnim erected a boulder with a relief of Pückler in honor of the park's creator. The stone, by then moved to Łęknica, served as a political monument in the 1980s. The boulder was returned to its original place high above the Neisse River in 1991. The view from there is one of the most spectacular in Muskauer Park.



The intricate iron structure looks out over the castle and stands at the end of the "Schnuckental" valley. Pückler had laid out this earliest section of the park in 1817 as a wedding gift for his bride Lucie. Since then it has been changed several times, but today's version is based on photographs taken during the Arnim period.


Fuchsia Bridge

The striking cast-iron bridge leads to the Blue Garden, one of three flower gardens in the grounds of the palace. The ascending path leads to the "Lovers' Point", offering a view all the way to Pückler's Stone, and on to the Manor Garden.


Carp Bridge

A cast-iron bridge crosses the water where the Hermannsneiße flows into Lake Lucie. You can enjoy a popular postcard view of the New Castle from this vantage point. The current incarnation of the Carp Bridge dates back to the time of Prince Friedrich of the Netherlands.


Double Bridge

There was a wooden bridge at this spot even during Pückler's grandfather's lifetime. Destroyed several times by floods, it was not until the time of Prince Friedrich of the Netherlands that a more solid structure was erected. The two-part bridge close to the orangery was blown up in 1945 and then restored between 2000 and 2003.


Cavalier House

The original garden house served as a theater in Pückler's time, where the prince himself sometimes performed. The subsequent owners had the building remodeled several times and used it to house guests, among other things. From 1950 to 2009 it was home to the Moor Bath.


Estate Farm Buildings

Several historical farm buildings situated near the castle form a four-sided courtyard. The complex, which includes a coach house, stables and residential buildings, was rebuilt around 1900 in the neo-Renaissance style, integrating previous buildings.



The building was constructed on the foundations of a former brewery in 1844 according to the Gothic-Moorish style. Today, the Orangery also serves as a winter shelter for frost-sensitive potted plants, especially for the bitter oranges that can be found on the castle ramp throughout the summer.


New Castle

First mentioned in 1245, then rebuilt in the 17th century as a baroque three-winged complex and embellished in the 1860s with elements of the neo-Renaissance style, the building was destroyed by fire at the end of the Second World War. It was gradually rebuilt using federal and state funds between 1996 and 2013.


Kitchen Garden and Castle Nursery

The painstakingly restored complex comprises several greenhouses and a kitchen garden with a talus wall for growing trellised fruit. Much as in Pückler's day, today pineapple fruits once again grow in the palace nursery.


English Bridge

The road to the English House passed across this construction until it was blown up in 1945. The English Bridge was rebuilt between 2009 and 2011. This once again closed the border-crossing circular route through the park.


Oak Lake

The inlet-dotted body of water is a man-made lake that Pückler excavated in the north of the park to complement Lake Lucie. Winding paths along the shore guide you to romantic spots and over the bridge with a view of the Oak Lake Waterfall.


Old Castle

The former gatehouse to the outer castle was presumably established as an administrative building in the first half of the 16th century, before being remodeled several times. Destroyed in April 1945, it was successfully reconstructed in an older baroque form between 1965 and 1984.


The KulturPass for 18-year-olds has been launched!

In 2023, the federal government will grant all 18-year-olds a KulturPass budget of 200 EUR. All information about registration can be found at:

The “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation is participating in the KulturPass with a combined ticket for a visit to the permanent and special exhibition in the Castle, including access to the castle tower.

We look forward to your visit!


Opening hours:  from 28th March 2024 till 31st October 2024, daily from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

“Pückler! Pückler? Catch Him If You Can!”

Who was Pückler? Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785–1871) is known as a writer, traveller and most notably as a landscape gardener. He gained attention as a ladies’ man, dandy and bon vivant and made many a headline. His adventures were the stuff of legends which the prince was all too happy to spread himself: “For me it’s not: what will people say about this? “Oh, what will people say about this?”

This is why the permanent exhibition in the New Castle was given the telling title Pückler? Catch Him If You Can!” “Pückler!” The multimedia show provides a fun way to meet the “Green Prince”: on a coach ride, in the theatre, in films and through exciting exhibits. The show reveals the Prince’s various sides and combines them in an entertaining way to create an overall picture of his dazzling personality. Nevertheless, it is hard to fully understand the self-promoter who loved to play with identities.

Permanent exhibition in the castle tower

“The little town of Muskau”

The permanent exhibition in the castle tower focuses on the birthplace of the famous park creator and traces the history of the town from its foundation in 1268 to the present day. Until the expropriation of the last lords of the manor, the Counts of Arnim, in July 1945, the development of Muskau, as the town was still called until 1961, was closely linked to the lordship of the manor. With the reorganization of the world after 1945 by the Allied victorious powers and the resulting division of the town, reconstruction took place in the newly founded GDR, which belonged to the socialist community of states. Another upheaval and new beginning is the new political turn in 1989.

Historical film footage, photos and exhibits, as well as audio stations, bear witness to the changes in urban development, industry, crafts, trade and club life, and create a vivid picture of the everyday life of Bad Muskau’s inhabitants.

The exhibition was created through the initiative and work of the association Freundeskreis Historica Bad Muskau and other volunteers.

Castle Tower

In the southwest tower of Muskau Castle, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the vast park landscape and its surroundings. From a height of 35 metres, visitors can view Pückler’s Garden Empire from a different perspective. One ticket gives guests access to both the Castle Tower and the respective special exhibition on the 2nd floor.

Special exhibitions

Changing exhibitions are shown in the west wing of the New Castle in Bad Muskau. Tickets for special exhibitions also give visitors the opportunity to climb the castle tower and enjoy a view of the extensive park landscape from above.

Opening hours: 1 April to 31 October, daily 10 am-6 pm (limited opening hours from November to March)

+ The Castle Nursery

Since 2012, pineapples have been once again growing in the castle nursery in Muskau Park. Pückler’s grandfather, Hermann Graf von Callenberg, was the first to grow pineapples in Bad Muskau. Park designer Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau (1785-1871) later took up this challenge. The exhibition ” Pineapple! The Queen of Fruits in Muskau Park” in the castle nursery illuminates the cultural history of exotic fruits in this unique location and in general. The greenhouses and the kitchen garden with its trellis fruit wall were reconstructed according to historical models. The various planting methods of the beds with vegetables and herbs also reflect the traditions of Pückler’s kitchen garden outdoors.

+ Dome pavilion in the Hermannsbad

The restoration of the domed building in the Spa Park was completed in 2015. Even the ferrous sulfate spring had been reconstructed. It has an exhibition on the history of the Hermann’s Bath. The exhibition illustrates how Prince Pückler, Prince Frederick of the Netherlands and Count Arnim’s tried to transform Muskau into a flourishing bath destination.

From 31.03.2024, the exhibition will be open every Sunday and on Easter Monday and Whit Monday from 02:00 to 05:00 pm.

+ Tours

Muskau Park is like a work of art. Its creator, Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, liked to call it “nature painting” himself. The “Green Prince’s” landscapes are well thought out. It is therefore worthwhile to take a guided tour and have Pückler’s philosophy, stylistic elements and design colours expertly explained to you.

The Muskau Park Tourist Centre regularly offers guided tours of the landscape garden. Those planning a larger group visit can easily book a tour in advance.

Please register your group’s interest in a guided tour in advance at the Tourist Centre. Groups must be at least 15 persons. In the event that fewer persons participate, the price for the minimum group size mentioned will still apply. Ideally, groups should not have more than 30 participants. Larger groups will be split at no additional cost. For tours in the Polish part of the park, please remember to carry a valid proof of identity or passport. Unfortunately, we  cannot guarantee guided tours for groups which are not booked in advance.

Regulations and fees (valid as of 01.01.2019):

Open guided tours

Meeting place at Muskauer Park Tourist Centre (New Castle) from April till October.

On saturdays, sundays and public holidays at 02:00 pm

Duration: approx. 1.5 – 2 hrs.     Price: € 6.00 respectively, € 3.00 reduced price* per person, family ticket** 13.50 €

* Students, trainees, persons with severe disabilities are entitled to reduced rates; ** Family ticket for 2 adults (parents/grandparents etc.) + one or more children

Park tours, especially for spa and hotel guests in Bad Muskau: year-round on Saturdays starting at 02:00 pm at the Kulturhotel Fürst-Pückler-Park (Market).

Guided tours for cyclists are available on request. We recommend to reserve rental bikes in advance if required.

Group tours

Short tour

This tour will show visitors selected parts of the park, like the German side of the Castle Park with its historical buildings, the Castle Park on the German and Polish side or the area around the bath and Mountain Park.

Duration: approx. 1.5 – 2.0 hrs.    Price: € 6.00 respectively, € 3.00 reduced* per person

Long tour

The short tour can be extended to cover parts of the landscape garden such as the Mountain Park and the Castle Park. Tours that only go through the Polish part of the park are also available.

Duration: approx. 3.5 – 4.0 hrs.     Price: € 11.00 respectively, € 5.50 reduced price* per person * Students, trainees, persons with severe disabilities are entitled to reduced rates;

  • Teachers/chaperones of school classes, tour guides/bus drivers and people accompanying persons with severe disabilities with B designation – are exempt from tour fees.
  • Groups with more than 15 people can receive a discount of 5% on the total price when the tour guide/teacher pays in cash in one payment transaction or when paying by voucher/invoice.

Contact:  +49 (0)35771 63 –

+ Children’s Birthday Parties

Celebrating a child’s birthday in the New Castle’s medieval knights’ cellar – surely both exciting and fascinating. Cloaks, crowns, swords, feathers and other accessories are waiting for the young guests to dress up as damsels and knights in style.

In the imaginatively decorated vaulted cellar, they can sit down at a long table and eat royal cake. The afternoon programme includes a walk in the park and treasure hunt as well as climbing the tower or taking a ride in the coaches from the permanent exhibition.

“Zu Gast in Pücklers grünem Reich” (Be a guest in Pückler’s green kingdom) is a joint offer from the Friends of Historica Bad Muskau e. V. and the “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation. In addition to the birthday child, up to 10 guests between the age of 6 till 10 can participate, accompanied by two adults. The Muskau Park Tourist Centre in the New Castle accepts registrations up to four weeks before the desired date:

Contact: +49 (0)35771 63 100 |


Muskau Park Tourist Centre

Anyone looking for some ideas for their trip to the World Heritage Site or holidays in the surrounding area is in good hands at the Muskau Park Tourist Centre. Visitors to the west wing of the New Castle will find both detailed information and extensive printed material. Guided tours can also be booked directly at the tourist centre, which is also the starting point for the tours.

Contact:  Phone +49 (0)35771 63 – 100 | Fax +49 (0)35771 63 – 109 |

Opening hours:  01st April 2023 till 31st October 2023, daily from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

Paths are a walker’s silent guides… Pückler-Muskau, Hints on Landscape Gardening, 1834

+ Entrance fees

Entrance fees (valid since 01st January 2019):

“Pückler!” Exhibition Castle Tower +
special exhibition
Combined admission “Pückler!”
Exhibition and Castle Tower +
special exhibition
Visitors €8.00 €4.00 €10.00
Visitors reduced* €4.00 €2.00 €5.00
Family ticket** €18.00 €9.00 €22.50

Garden Nursery with the exhibition “Pineapple! The Queen of Fruits in Muskau Park”- all visitors €3.00 per person (no reduced prices or discounts)

Guided park tours longer than 3 – 4 hours – available on request

Pre-school children – free (admission only when accompanied by an adult)

* Discounts for schoolchildren, students, apprentices, persons with severe disabilities
** 2 Adults (parents / grandparents etc.) + one or more children
Groups with 15 or more people can receive a discount of 5% on the total price when the tour guide/teacher pays in cash in one payment transaction or when paying by voucher/invoice (this does not apply to tickets for the Castle Nursery).
Teachers/chaperones of school classes, tour guides/bus drivers and people accompanying persons with severe disabilities with B designation -free admission.
  1. The access to Muskau Park is free.


+ By car

Plan your route with Google Maps Directions to Bad Muskau:

  • from Berlin and Cottbus on the A 15 via the B 115
  • from Dresden and Bautzen on the A 4 via the B 156
  • from Görlitz via the B 115

Visitor parking for a fee for cars and tour buses is located at Neißedamm. Visitors should follow the signs to Muskau Park (or Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau).

+ By bike

Muskau Park can be reached by bicycle using several nationwide bike paths that lead through the landscape garden along the Neisse River. A bike shop that rents bikes is located in the Estate Farm Buildings.

  • Oder-Neisse Cycle Path: 630 km from the source of the river Neisse to the Szczecin Lagoon
  • Fürst-Pückler-Weg (Fürst-Pückler Path): 500 km on the tracks of Pückler
  • Froschradweg (Frog cycle path): 260 km through the Oberlausitzer Heide- und Teichlandschaft

Further information is available from the Marketing-Gesellschaft Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien GmbH

Contact: +49(0)3591 48 770 │

+ By Public Transport

First, travellers go to Weißwasser with the Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn GmbH (ODEG) trains. From there they board the regional bus service to Bad Muskau (bus line 80). The bus stop “Kirchplatz” in the village is only a few steps from Muskau Park. From April to October visitors can also take the forest railway from Weißwasser to Bad Muskau.

Regional transport association Omnisbusverkehr Oberlausitz

Contact: +49 (0)3588 25 91 730 (Information: Mon – Fri, 07:00 am – 05:00 pm) │

Gesellschaft zur Betreibung der Waldeisenbahn mbH Weißwasser

Contact: +49 (0)3576 20 74 72 │


The rooms of the permanent and special exhibitions in the New Castle, as well as the Pineapple Exhibition, are wheelchair-accessible. It is possible to circumvent the castle stairs with a wheelchair lift. Press the call button if you need any help. In the building itself, an elevator takes guests to the first and second floors. There is a wheelchair-accessible toilet on the ground floor. The castle tower is not wheelchair-accessible. At the entrance to the Castle Nursery, there is also a call button that wheelchair users, visitors with prams or walkers should press if they would like to visit the pineapple exhibition and the kitchen gardens. The paths in the central park are mostly covered with sand. Wheelchair access to the Blue Garden is limited because some of the paths have raised steps. The eastern side of the landscape garden in particular has a lot of steps.

  1. Access to all exhibitions
  2. Wheelchair lift by the castle stairs

+ Park Rules

In the interest of preserving Muskau Park as a garden monument and in the spirit of mutual respect, the “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation asks that the park rules in force be observed and complied with.

Park Rules at Muskau Park

Muskau Park is a work of garden art with universal significance and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Pedestrians have absolute priority throughout the park.
  • Access with motorised vehicles of all kinds is only permitted with a special permit and at walking speed.
  • Biking in the park is only allowed on the designated paths, and not in the flower gardens.
  • Dogs must be kept on a leash.
  • Rubbish generated during a park visit must be disposed of in the waste bins available in the central park area. Waste in the peripheral areas of the park must be taken with you and disposed of in another suitable place. Polluting, leaving waste in the park outside the waste bins and illegal waste disposal are prohibited.
  • Commercial activities of any kind require permission (e.g. photography and filming for commercial purposes are not permitted).
  • Without special permission open fires, barbecues and fireworks are strictly prohibited.
  • If you enter the park in the dark and/or in bad weather, particularly in high wind, storms or gales (wind force 8 or above), you do so at your own risk. Limited Winter Maintenance.

Violations of the parking regulations will be punished.

Tours by bike, carriage, boat or train

Muskau Park is like a work of art. Its creator, Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, liked to call it “nature painting” himself. The “Green Prince’s” landscapes are well thought out. It is therefore worthwhile to take a guided tour and have Pückler’s philosophy, stylistic elements and design colours expertly explained to you. The Muskau Park Tourist Centre regularly offers guided tours of the landscape garden. Those planning a larger group visit can easily book a tour in advance.

… if the park is a compact, idealized nature, then the garden is a more spacious dwelling. Pückler-Muskau, Hints on Landscape Gardening, 1834

+ Bike rental

Muskau Park is easy to explore by bike. With a few exceptions, cycling is not only permitted but also recommended. After all, this spacious landscape garden stretches over an area of around 830 hectares on both sides of the Neisse. If you don’t have your own bike with you, you can rent a suitable one for a spontaneous ride at the Estate Farm Buildings.

  +49 (0)172 38 64 778 
Opening hours: 01st April till 31st October – daily from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

+ Carriage rides

Pückler encouraged his visitors to explore Muskau Park in a horse-drawn carriage. Given a network of roads with a total length of around 50 kilometres, a leisurely tour in a carriage with 2 horsepower seems entirely appropriate. Follow the Prince’s advice and climb aboard for a relaxing and unforgettable experience in the World Heritage Site. The carriage rides start at the Estate Farm Buildings (exit towards the New Castle).

Carriage ride provides on the German side

For public carriage rides or hired carriage rides and coach rides (not available for the Polish side of the park).

Reit- und Fahrtouristik N&N
Contact: +49 (0)3576 21 86 718 | +49 (0)177 31 61 633 | |

Reiterhof zum Tannengrund
Contact: +49 (0)35771 63 950 | +49 (0)151 52 13 14 20 | |

+ Boat tours

Pückler spared neither cost nor effort to realize his ideas. In Muskau he created an artificial stream in the park and directed it through like a branch of a natural river. The Hermann’s Neisse is the design trick of a master,but it is not suitable for a boat trip. Nevertheless, those who would like to see the garden artist’s work from the water can climb into an inflatable boat at the old weir not far from the Orangery. From there a two-and-a-half-hour tour on the Neisse River leads to Żarki Wielkie (Groß Särchen), where the boaters can be picked up by buses. The water excursions can be booked directly with

Neiße Tours
Contact:  +49 (0)700 018 188 88 (3 cent/min) |

+ Forest Railway

The Muskau Forest Railway runs from Weißwasser to the park city along the Neisse. In 1895, the narrow-gauge line originally went into operation for the “Gräflich von Arnimsche Kleinbahn” to connect the estate-owned factories. After the tracks were dismantled in the late 1970s, the line to Bad Muskau was reopened in 1995. In May 2017, the extended route was turned over to the tourist railway and has since been running to the rear of the former bathhouse. On specific days, the forest railway heads for Muskau Park with a steam locomotive at the head. Otherwise, the line is usually run by diesel locomotives. The exact times can be found on the timetable.


+ Schloss-Café

Enjoy an espresso before visiting the exhibition? In the castle café, opposite the permanent exhibition on the 1st floor of the castle, you will find hot and cold delicacies, coffee specialities, cakes and tarts, soups, salads, selected wines and of course ice cream! Whether in the cozy café, outdoors on the patio or on the terrace at Lake Lucie with a view of the countryside, the joy of the guest is at home here!


Gurinder Singh (renter)
Schloßstraße 2
02953 Bad Muskau

Contact: +49 (0)163 80 51 200 | |

Opening hours:

January                              closed

February & March           Wed – Sun, 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

April till October              daily from 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

November & December  Wed – Sun, 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

+ Café Vorwerg

Need a Pückler (Neapolitan) ice cream? The café in the Estate Farm Buildings has the tricoloured ice cream on its menu. You can linger under shady chestnut trees in the Estate Farm Buildings’ courtyard and try this lovingly handmade speciality. Guests can take a seat outside or in the cosy lounge can choose from a tempting selection of drinks, cakes, ice cream and small plates.

Café Vorwerg
Hermann Vorwerg (renter)
Bauhof 14
02953 Bad Muskau

Contact: Phone +49 (0)35771 644 88 | Fax +49 (0)35771 571 99 | |

Opening hours:

January till March           Wed – Sun, 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

April till October              Wed – Sun, 10:00 am to 06:00 pm

November & December  closed

+ Hotel Turmvilla and Restaurant

The villa with the striking tower was one of the lodging houses built at the end of the 19th century. It was built in parallel to the expansion of Hermann’s bath. Today, as then, the Turmvilla is a cosy house in which you can stay the night and dine. The Hotel with the Bistro is located on the southwestern edge of the Spa Park.

Turmvilla Bad Muskau
Hermannsbad 9
02953 Bad Muskau

Currently there is no restaurant or accommodation available.


Muskau Park Tourist Centre

The shop in the New Castle is full of more than just helpful brochures. Visitors can also find maps for hiking and other activists, postcards and a selection of high-quality literature, including publications from the “Fürst-Pückler-Park Bad Muskau” Foundation. Stationery, ceramics, scented soaps and various accessories with a garden theme complete the product range.

Contact: Phone +49 (0)35771 63 – 100 | Fax +49 (0)35771 63 – 109|


For centuries, stoneware from Muskau was a speciality of local craftsmen, traded and exported at high prices. Visitors can get an impression of this tradition today in the Estate Farm Buildings with master potter Gordon Gran. There he sells his handmade ceramics, which are known and loved beyond the region. The store is also used by the craftsman as a workshop. Visitors can see the pottery being made.

Contact: +49 (0)175 80 70 356 |

Opening hours: 01st April till 31st October 2023, Tuesday till Sunday from 11:00 am to 05:00 pm

Galerie UNIKAT

Visitors looking for a souvenir can find one in the former coach house of the Muskau Estate Farm Buildings. There the Galerie UNIKAT  offers a wide range of souvenirs. The products range from hand-painted ceramics and glasses to textile prints, spirits, liqueurs and spreads.

Contact: +49 (0)35771 688

Opening hours: 01 Aprilst till 31st October 2023, daily from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

Vacation apartments

Accommodations in Muskau Park

Spending the night in the World Heritage Site has a very special charm. When the last rays of sunlight shine through the treetops in the evening or the mist rises from the meadows early in the morning, the park unfolds a special magic. For visitors who want to experience the landscape garden for more than just a day and in complete peace and quiet, there are four vacation apartments available in the castle antebellum.



The industrial building from the middle of the 19th century, which has been empty for years, originally functioned as an effective park entrance. Visible to everyone, the imposing brick building stands directly at the junction between the old town of Bad Muskau and the landscape artwork. Built in 1844/1845, the complex of brewery and “Niederländischer Hof” is considered an outstanding work by Ludwig Persius, a student of the Prussian chief architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel. The most important building in terms of art history from the time of Prince Pückler-Muskau is also part of the original building stock of the two-state landscape garden on the Neisse. In 2018, the redevelopment of the entire site began. In the future, some of the buildings are to be returned to their original use as a brewery with a restaurant and converted into rental apartments.

Excursion tips


The Muskau Folded Arch is considered one of the most beautiful pronounced push moraines in Central Europe.

Park Association

The European Park Association Lusatia was founded in 2010 for the Pückler parks in Bad Muskau and Branitz as well as the Brühlsche Schlosspark in Brody/Pförten and the East German Rose Garden in Forst (Lusatia).

Heide- und Teichlandschaft

Southwest of Bad Muskau begins the largest contiguous pond landscape in Germany.

The Lusatian League

Bautzen, Kamenz, Löbau, Görlitz, Zittau and Lauban (today Luban in Poland) achieved economic and cultural prosperity through a strong alliance: the Lusatian League.

Glassmaking city Weißwasser

Weißwasser grew up with fragile goods. From the end of the 19th century, the town developed into a stronghold of the glass industry.


One of the special features of the region is its intricate network of rivers and streams with a total length of 1,500 kilometres.

Upper Lusatia by bike

Muskau Park is located directly on the Oder-Neisse cycle path, one of five supra-regional cycling routes that run through Upper Lusatia.

Kromlauer Park

Starting in 1844, the landowner Friedrich Hermann Rötschke (1805 - 1893) had his property in Kromlau redesigned.

Erlichthof Rietschen

The rustic "scrap" timber houses on the outskirts of Rietschen look cosy and comfortable.

Nochten Erratic Park

Around 7000 geological heavyweights constitute the landscape garden in the Boxberg district of Nochten, which is unique in Europe: the Lusatian Erratic Park.

Lusatian Lake District

In the past few years, numerous former lignite mines between Berlin and Dresden have been transformed into lakes.

UNESCO 5 - Great Heritage

Lusatia is unique in the world and can boast itselfs with five UNESCO awards in four different categories.