Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski

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Students and teachers prepare themselves for the workshop in the World Heritage Site Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski.

The Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski

Prince Pückler (1785-1871), the so-called green prince, is regarded as a founder of modern landscape design. With the Muskauer Park he created the first public landscape park in Central Europe. Pückler’s ideas reached as far as America and influenced the design of the Central Park in New York, for example. Today, Muskauer Park is a binational World Heritage site on the German and Polish sides of the Neisse.

The Muskauer Park situated within the Muskau Coal Crescent / Łuk Mużakowa UNESCO Geopark

The Muskauer Park is located in the center of the German-Polish UNESCO Coal Crescent / Łuk Mużakowa, a glacial landscape once rich in raw materials. Today, the Coal Crescent / Łuk Mużakowa is an abandoned mining landscape with numerous bodies of water and forests. Both parks are interconnected. They both contribute to the local and regional transboundary culture and nature conservation.

Mirror Lake in the Old Pit Hermann near Weißwasser/O.L. / Jezioro Spiegelsee na terenie dawnej kopalni Hermann w okolicach White Water/O.L.

Project Videos

Introduction

The videos presented here are the results of another binational workshop carried out in the framework of our project. This time the pupils had to explore the World Heritage Site “Muskauer Park - Park Mużakowski” and the UNESCO Geopark “Muskauer Faltenbogen/Łuk Mużakowa” and to document them through video production. German and Polish pupils explored their transboundary World Heritage Site. They explored the present and the past and raised critical questions concerning a sustainable future of their common World Heritage.

Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski

The students Zuzanna Praszcyk, Aleksandra Kaleta and Grzegorz Krzykawski (Poland) as well as Markus Negledy and Scott Grunewald (Germany) explore the cultural landscape Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski together with Ivo Flöther (Park Guide Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski). They find traces of European history, e.g. traces of the Second World War, the European division, but also the unification of East and West after 1989. Therefore, the park, as a World Heritage Site, can be seen as a testimony of a historical process, pointing from the past into the present, and envisioning a peaceful future.

UNESCO-Geopark Muskauer Faltenbogen / Łuk Mużakowa

In the " The UNESCO Global Geopark Muskau Arch/ Łuk Mużakowa reportage, the students Michal Szymaszek, Maciej Niemirowicz and Julia Wlazlowska (Poland) as well as Tim Lemberg and Fanny Patzig (Germany) address the many facets of the UNESCO Geopark Muskau Arch. They reveal how to deal correctly with former mining landscapes today and in the future, and how people can use them for themselves. This includes the development of Prince Pückler's idea of a landscape park for contemporary times.

Fürst Hermann von Pückler-Muskau

In the film of the students Viktoria Petal, Piotr Wozniak, Bartosz Bak and Hanna Kulakowska (Poland) as well as Livia Herrmann and Angelina Gesell (Germany), Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau is brought, through time travel, into the present. He is presented as the first Central European landscape planer and designer, who created “Park Muskau - Park Mużakowski” more than 200 years ago, and went down in world history as a visionary, cosmopolitan, entrepreneur, world traveler and techie.

Information Desk

Here one will find further content related information in the form of links, downloads, picture galleries and videos. These materials are freely available for use within lesson.*

* Any use, re-use or alteration of the documents and media available here, for any other purposes, is prohibited and it requires the permission of the respective copyright owner.

  • Photo Gallery
  • Technology
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Pückler
  • Overcoming boarders
  • Trade
  • Vikings
  • People
  • Environment
  • Sustainability
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • World Heritage
  • Video
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The topic history reveals the 250-years of history and development of the Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski.
The topic Pückler includes information on the life and the park projects of Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich Pückler (1785-1871).
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The topic Environment & Sustainability section provides information on the concepts for protecting and preserving the World Heritage Site Park Muskau / Park Mużakowski as well as the adjacent UNESCO Global Geopark Muskauer Faltenbogen / Łuk Mużakowa.
The topic World Heritage informs about the transboundary Polish-German site Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski from the point of view of the World Heritage and the World Heritage Convention.
Videos
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Photo gallery

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Muskau Park

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Muskauer Park (Poland Travel)

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Prince Pückler and his love for gardens

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Pückler at Harvard University

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Biography of Prince Herrmann Ludwig Heinrich Pückler-Muskau

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Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski

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Map of Muskauer Park / Park Mużakowski

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Map of the Muskauer Park inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List

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UNESCO Periodic Reporting Cycle 2, Section II

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World Heritage in Germany (see page 85)

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Gentled Heritage

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Muskauer Park, Bad Muskau, Germany

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World Natural Heritage and Cultural Landscapes in Europe The Potential of Europe’s World Natural Heritage (see page 96)

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Trans-boundary cooperation in sustainable tourism and destination management – Examples of German-Polish co-operation projects.

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Prince Pückler Park threatened by flood

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Bad Muskau – A Park Made for a Prince

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Muskauer Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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DW. 2008. Great Gardens – Bad Muskau