“The autumn leaves lie along the edges of the roads, shimmering with one half of the rainbow. They look like scattered roses of all colors. Golden stains tremble in the pond. The row of trees is reflected in it differently: willow - with gray mist, red hazel - with a butterfly's wing, poplars - with dark columns ”.
Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska wrote beautifully about autumn, Staff and Tuwim wrote beautifully. This is perhaps the most poetic season of the year.
The miracle of the Nysa valley
For a romantic walk among rustling leaves, you can go to one of the most beautiful places located right on the border with Germany - to Muskau Park (Muskau Park). It is a vast national treasure, or rather a treasure of two countries, as it was shared by Germany and Poland. The Nysa Łużycka river flowing through it forms a natural border between two countries, and the whole is connected by bridges thrown over the river: the English Bridge, the Double Bridge and two park bridges.
The Muskauer Park stretches over an area of over 700 hectares, within the "Łuk Mużakowa" Landscape Park. The German part, with the main buildings (including the huge New Castle and gardens), is located in the tiny town of Bad Muskau, while the Polish part - near Łęknica in Lubuskie. On "our" side there is a wonderful naturalistic park. The whole composition is carefully thought out, it combines cultural and natural elements. Walking through the park, we can imagine the old times and women in elegant dresses walking slowly along the alleys.
Morena visible from space
Muskauer Park was established at the beginning of the 19th century on the initiative of the Prussian aristocrat, Prince Hermann von Pückler-Muskau. It is a pearl of the garden art of that period. It delights with the lushness and fantasy of nature - it was designed in the "disordered" English style. A decade ago it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is a unique place for nature lovers, both amateurs and professional geologists. "Muskau Arch" is not only the name of a landscape park, but also the only terminal moraine that can be seen with the naked eye from space. The varied terrain (over 100 meters height differences) is her merit, and the moraine itself is considered the most beautiful in the world. It is in the form of a horseshoe, 40 km long and 3 to 5 km wide. The middle of its curve crosses the riverbed, while its ends rest on the German city of Klein-Kölzig and the Polish Toplice.
In the southern part of Łęknica there are various colored water reservoirs (over 110). There is also a forest reserve "Nad Młyńska Strugą" in the park. It is situated on the Skróda River, attracting attention with its intense color of water (shades of red). The landscape is diversified with erratic boulders, old trees, numerous bridges and waterfalls.
Walks in the Muskau Park
The park can be visited individually or with a guide. You can also take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, rent a bike (in Łęknica) and canoe across the area - the rental shop is located in the village of Bronowice, approx. 2 km from Łęknica. It offers 1- and 2-person kayaks as well as full-service dinghies.
On both sides of the park, there are car parks for cars and coaches - free in Poland, and paid in German. Admission to the park is free , no matter which side you enter it from. As for accommodation, however, there are no campsites and campsites in the immediate vicinity. Those who want to camp on the Polish side can do it at the northern border of the "Łuk Mużakowa" Landscape Park, in the vicinity of Łazy and Grabówek, while tourists from Germany can stop at Lake Halbendorf, in the town of the same name (approx. 10 km from Bad Muskau).
It's really worth going here. Contact with vast space and clean air will allow us to gain strength for long winter days.
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