Garden historian Dr. Stefanie Krihning from Dresden has intensively researched this topic for a year and, thus, made some astounding discoveries about ornamental and vegetable gardens, fortress gardeners, goats and chickens, flower thefts, squares dedicated to kings, the fortress wood, and the former vineyard. Some of the trees and shrubs that had been considered wild plants turned out to be a natural disguise of cannons or fortress walls.
The exhibition that takes place at Magdalene’s Castle as well as outside on the fortress grounds, reminds us of vanished places and shows pictures, plans, and objects such as rare historic gardening tools.
Substantial media stations and diverse hands-on activities for children offer in-depth information and variety for visitors of all ages.
It is especially exciting to learn about the favourite places of different fortress inhabitants. You may discover them yourself on your walk around the plateau!