This world-famous park lies along a bank of the Oos River. It was once a meeting-place for European nobility, artists and diplomats. The original avenue of oak-trees (as which it had been established by Moritz von Lassolaye in 1655) was converted into an English garden covering 40 hectars of land by casino leaseholder Jacques Bénazet in 1850. Now around 300 different kinds of trees and shrubs can be found there: oaks, beech trees, tulip- and mammoth-trees, magnolias, rhododendrons, silver-maples and many more. Shortly before reaching Lichtental you can find the "Garden of Dahlias" where the most beautiful dahlia is being elected annually.
Less than two minutes away from our house, the Lichtentaler Allee makes its way alongside the Oos River 1.5 miles from the Klosterplatz all the way to the city centre - a beautiful alternative to going there by car by bus. Take a stroll or board one of the romantic horse-drawn carriages.