Photo of the Week: Sanspareil Rock Garden & Zwernitz Castle


Sanspareil Rock Garden Zwernitz Castle, Bayreuth, Germany |

Alexis, the photographer states:
“When I first saw a picture on Pinterest of the Sanspariel Rock Garden & the Zwernitz Castle I thought to myself, “Wait, did I read that correctly, a rock garden?” What on earth could be interesting about a garden of rocks? Well, let me tell you! This garden is not your typical garden. It is made up of many natural interesting rock formations that you will see along fairytale trails that are scattered with lush green moss covered trees & staircases that lead you upon hills where very old buildings once sat.”

In 1746, at the sight of the rock garden, a lady at the court is said to have exclaimed, “Ah, c’est sans pareil!” – “It has no equal!” – and in the same year Margrave Friedrich had Zwernitz renamed Sanspareil.

Sanspareil Rock Garden Zwernitz Castle, Bayreuth, Germany |

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Note: This is the newest photograph in our Photo of the Week category on Germany Ja! Do you have a picture that says “This is Germany” and want to share it with us? It can be a place, a person, a plate of food… whatever says “Germany” to you. We don’t need a lot of words to go with it, because a picture is worth… well, you know! If you have a picture to share, send it to submissions Danke!

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