Park und Gärten von Schloss Stolzenfels
Schlossweg, 56075 Koblenz-Stolzenfels
From 1836, the palace was rebuilt as a summer residence by Friedrich Wilhelm IV according to plans by Schinkel. In terms of art history, the palace and its park are among the most remarkable artistic achievements of the Rhine Romantic period. Alongside the park at Hohenzollern Castle near Hechingen, also by Peter Joseph Lenné, the landscape park at Stolzenfels Palace is the only one of its basic structures to have been preserved as a romantic mountain park on a steep slope. The pergola garden of the castle, planned by the architect Stüler and probably planted according to Lenné's ideas, is one of the most romantic and beautiful Biedermeier gardens of its kind. In the spirit of the Italian Renaissance, it was designed strictly geometrically around the central octagonal fountain. The terraces around the palace also had a richly flowering shrub and flower growth reminiscent of southern gardens. In recent years, the park, palace and gardens have been largely reconstructed and uncovered according to original designs and invite visitors to spend some time there.