“The Bavarian Palace Department, together with the Kulturkonsorten, invite you to take part in a tweet walk on 19 April 2015! We’ll be looking for typical features of English landscape gardens in Nymphenburg Palace Park.
Nymphenburg’s English landscape gardens
The so-called “English landscape garden” is a type of park that was developed in England in the 18th century. It was created in deliberate contrast to the French-style Baroque garden that had predominated in garden design up until then, which shaped nature into precise geometric forms. With our tweet walk on 19 April and the hashtag #LustWandeln we set off on a journey into the 19th century.
Nymphenburg Palace Park
Nymphenburg Palace Park is one of the largest and most important artistically designed parks in Germany. Together with the Nymphenburg palace complex, it attracts art and nature lovers alike. Where the Bavarian court once hunted, held tournaments and put on plays, people from all over the world now come to stroll in the attractive surroundings. In its present form, the palace park is the result of a fundamental reshaping by Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell (1750-1824), who ranks as the founder of the English landscape garden in Germany. In 1804 Sckell became Court Garden Superintendant in Munich, where he completed the English Garden and turned large areas of the Baroque garden of Nymphenburg Palace into a landscape garden
15 participants sought for an exclusive event
For our tour of the palace park we are looking for 15 tweeters/bloggers/Instagramers interested in taking part in an exclusive event to be held on 19 April 2015 from 11am. With a professional guide we’ll visit selected stations in the park and learn about the structures and secrets of this complex. The successful participants (the names will be drawn!) will be the first to enter rooms in the palace and pavilions that aren’t normally open to the public, from the attic in the main palace to Maria Amalia’s shooting stand (Amalienburg) and otherwise inaccessible rooms in the Badenburg with a fantastic view of the Lion Valley. The walk will be followed by drinks in the Geranium House.
Send us pictures of your favourite parks: #Lustwandeln
And because we like company at events like this we’re asking you all to post pictures of your favourite parks under the hashtag #Lustwandeln and contribute to the digital greening of the social networks. So join in wherever you are: in Bad Muskau, Berlin, Dessau, Hanover, Kassel-Wlhelmshöhe, Potsdam, Weimar, Wörlitz or elsewhere. Send us lots of photos of your favourite spots: inspiring scenes, shady groves, playgrounds, solitary trees, vistas or favourite monuments. As Joachim Ringelnatz said: ‘Children cry. Fools wait. The ignorant know. Small people have opinions. The wise go into the garden.’
To apply for participation in the tweet walk, just send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 April 2015. Please give your Twitter name, Instagram account and/or blog in the mail. There are 15 places to be won, for which there will be a draw! The selected participants will be informed from 14 April by e-mail.
Tweet walk data:
Date: 19 April 2015, 11am
Place: Nymphenburg Palace Park
For further information about the Nymphenburg Palace Park take a look here.”