(active c. 1728)

Aerial view

Schloss Augustusburg, Brühl

Schloss Augustusburg at Brühl was the favourite residence of the archbishop of Cologne and Prince Elector Clemens August of Bavaria. Dominique Girard (died 1738), a French landscape architect active in Germany, took over the garden layout in 1728 and based his work on the canal system at Nymphenburg. A magnificent park was created, surrounded by water and dominated by a basin laid on the central axis in imitation of Versailles. Diagonal pathways connected the main parterre with the woodland.

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