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Waldschein Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens in Prague. This garden, unlike other gardens in Prague, was created according to a pre-planned plan. The garden was made in the early Baroque style. Most of it was solved strictly geometrically.
The garden was founded thanks to Duke Albrecht Waldstein – commander and personal friend of Emperor Ferdinand, in the first half of the 17th century.
The territory of the garden was divided in two. For the most part, there was an imposing loggia with a pond and a parterre, in a smaller one – pool and greenhouse.
In the southern part there is an unusual 'stalactite wall' that has existed since the 17th century, which is a great example of Garden Mannerism. Architects and sculptors during the Baroque era often emphasized the contrast between artificial and natural environments. At that time, a menagerie was located next to the wall. Today, here you can see aviaries that have survived from that era.
One of the attractions of the park is a fountain with a statue of Venus, a gallery of bronze sculptures by Adrian de Vries – the first court sculptor of the Emperor Rudolf II. In the garden, of course, there are only copies of sculptures, the originals were taken away by the Swedes during the Thirty Years War as souvenir trophies.
In the northern part of the garden you can see a fountain and a pond with goldfish. Peacocks also live in Waldschein Garden, which you can meet calmly walking in the park.
In summer, concerts and theater performances are held in the garden's gallery hall.
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