The Garden for Lovers
High above Matteo Thun's Viewing Platform, Trauttmansdorff’s popular binocular-shaped observation deck, a new and magical garden area lies hidden. It’s a real little gem in the midst of the downy oak forest: The Garden for Lovers. The garden is dedicated to what is undoubtedly the strongest emotion felt by all human beings: love.
A gate marks the entrance to the protected garden, where visitors can find peace and refuge. Beyond it there is a trail, gently sloping at first, that leads through the area. The centerpiece of the garden comprises three pavilions, oversized bouquets, in the middle of a shallow water basin. Inside them, lovers celebrate a three-step ritual:
A fountain allows you to clear away negative emotions and compulsions, washing away jealousy, doubt, and selfishness.
A marble power stone and the heart, as a symbol of love, seal love’s promise.
Wishes, recorded as written word, give permanence to the love promise just made.