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Great Fürstenberg Garden (Velká Fürstenberská zahrada)

The garden is part of Fürstenberg Palace and is the easternmost of the palace gardens on the southern slope of Prague Castle. On the site of former vineyards and orchards, it’s now an extensive terraced garden, planted with over 3,500 flowers, 8,500 trees and 2,200 roses. Newly installed lighting allows you to soak up the atmosphere and absorb all its fragrance even during the romantic evening hours.

Great Fürstenberg Garden (Velká Fürstenberská zahrada), Valdštejnská / Staré zámecké schody, Praha 1 - Malá Strana, 118 00
Web: http://www.spravazahradyvf.cz, e-mail: spravazahradyvf@email.cz
tel.: +420607524293, +420602445979

Opening hours

April

Whole week
10.00 – 18.00

May

Whole week
10.00 – 19.00

June – July

Whole week
09.00 – 21.00

August

Whole week
10.00 – 20.00

September

Whole week
10.00 – 19.00

October

Whole week
10.00 – 18.00

Entrance fee

basic

50 CZK

Object history

The Great Fürstenberg Garden spans out around the Fürstenberg Palace. It was founded in the early 18th century by an unknown architect in place of the former vineyards. The Garden consists of two parts – the lower plain and the terraced back garden. A stairway passes through the Garden and leads up to a triaxial summerhouse that dates back to the mid 18th century. I. G. Palliardi made some modifications in 1790 – a fountain portraying Neptune was also founded at that time. It was bought in 1822 by the Fürstenberg Family along with the adjoining palace. They engaged architect Josef Leibl around the year 1860 to change it into an English park. At about the same time the lower part of the Garden was changed and the fountain decorated by a statue of a boy playing with a stork was planted with greenery.

The garden covers an area of ​​1.55 hectares, its width is 130 m and the total height of the ten terraces is 35 metres. Over 3,500 plants, 8,500 trees and 2,200 roses have been planted there. The Garden is illuminated in the summer months.

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