English Garden Meiningen
In the town but yet in the country...
The extensive park in Romantic style was laid out in 1782 at the instigation of Duke Georg I. of Saxe-Meiningen. It is the ideal retreat for a short break in the town and reflects the cultural history of Meiningen. In the summer months, concerts and other events are held here.
Old trees, impressive theatre architecture, artificial ruins and the arched stone bridge are reflected in the water of the pond. Numerous paths snake through clusters of trees, meadows and hills in the park. The Neo-Gothic crypt chapel and numerous monuments have been integrated into the park, so that visitors can meet many a "ghost" here who made cultural history in Meiningen, such as the monuments to Max Reger and the musician Hans von Bülow, the bust of the poet Jean Paul and the Bechstein fountain in honour of Ludwig Bechstein, the writer of fairy tales. The most important monument is dedicated to Johannes Brahms, who was closely connected to the royal family and the court orchestra. No more than two years after his death, the monument with the bust created by Adolf von Hildebrand was officially dedicated and thus was the first Brahms monument in Germany.