This site was added by King Frederick William IV, who dreamed of Italy all his life and was always looking for opportunities make his longings come true.
When he was Crown Prince he was given the land as a gift and engaged two gifted artists to design it: garden architect Lenné and architect Schinkel. The successful collaboration between the two artists resulted in a masterful ensemble of landscape park and architecture. The park barely reveals a deliberate plan: everything appears natural, and yet each item is in fact positioned according to a sophisticated design so that new, unexpected views constantly appear. Unlike Baroque gardens, this landscape garden is not oriented solely towards the palace. Meadows, groups of trees, sculptures and buildings enjoy a harmonious relationship on an equal footing.