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VILLA KRAMMER AND ITS ROCKY GARDEN

VILLA KRAMMER AND ITS ROCKY GARDEN

- The hanging gardens of Znojmo... -
At the end of the 19th century Friedrich Krammer, a rich Znojmo bourgeois, had a unique multi-levelled decorative garden established on a sheer precipice forming part of St Elias Rock, towering above the confluence of the Granice brook and the Dyje River, right below and opposite the Znojmo Castle hill. Rocky terraces in the garden interconnected by plenty of tortuous steps, stairways and romantic vaulted passageways demonstrate the extraordinary and original creative concept of the garden’s owner. Today, serpentine interlaced crooked branches of ivy bushes snake along long-forgotten view-point platforms and hide decorative stone niches or small reefs of rock. At the summit of St Elias Rock there used to be a glass circular gazebo in the vein of Art Nouveau. Now only its foundations remain. In the 1920s this “hanging” garden was supplemented with a monumental and no less original romantic villa. Today Villa Krammer, having been unfortunately deprived of much of its former charm by the construction of Znojmo Water Reservoir in the 1960s, is used for administrative purposes.

The hanging gardens of Znojmo... -

At the end of the 19th century Friedrich Krammer, a rich Znojmo bourgeois, had a unique multi-levelled decorative garden established on a sheer precipice forming part of St Elias Rock, towering above the confluence of the Granice brook and the Dyje River, right below and opposite the Znojmo Castle hill. Rocky terraces in the garden interconnected by plenty of tortuous steps, stairways and romantic vaulted passageways demonstrate the extraordinary and original creative concept of the garden’s owner. Today, serpentine interlaced crooked branches of ivy bushes snake along long-forgotten view-point platforms and hide decorative stone niches or small reefs of rock. At the summit of St Elias Rock there used to be a glass circular gazebo in the vein of Art Nouveau. Now only its foundations remain. In the 1920s this “hanging” garden was supplemented with a monumental and no less original romantic villa. Today Villa Krammer, having been unfortunately deprived of much of its former charm by the construction of Znojmo Water Reservoir in the 1960s, is used for administrative purposes.      


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