Really close, in fact.
|This is our house. No, wait. It's the Veitshoechheim palace from the side.|
The palace was built from 1680-82, but renovated in the mid-1700s. Click here if you want to see what it looks like inside.
The garden is one of the few French Rokoko-style palace gardens in Germany. I think of it as an example of what someone builds who has a lot of money and doesn't know what to do with it. Besides trees and flowers, there are around 300 sandstone sculptures, several fountains and even romantic-looking, if artifical, ruins.
|Shady pathway in the garden|
|Inside the Grotto. It was locked, and an iron grate prevented me from getting closer to the glass window.|
|One of the many creatures decorating the Grotto on the outside|
|Sycamore, est. 100-150 years old|
|Large pond with fountains. The palace is in the background.|
All pictures by me.