Orangery in Bendeleben Lutz Ebhardt
99707 Kyffhäuserland OT Bendeleben
Telephone: 034571 66011
Bendeleben looks back on a long history. Beautifully preserved architectural witnesses of the past put their mark on the townscape.
You reach the village at the St. Pankratii church, topped by its leaning tower, and then follow the main street down the hill. To your left you soon see the recently restored walled rococo orangery, the only one of its kind in Germany, and the reconstructed pleasure garden.
The "Barockdorf Beneleben" geotrail leads from the main street through the village. You'll go around the 1760s "Uckermann'sche Gut", whose buildings have typical mansard-hip roofs. At the southeast edge of the village, you'll meet up with the Kleine Wipper. Take Parkweg to reach the English-style 21-hectare palace park outfitted with fountain, small ponds and secluded sitting areas that invite you to linger.
Bendeleben was the domain of several important persons, including Pastor Johann Clajus who wrote "Grammar of the German Language", the first work of its kind, and Johann Günther Friedrich Cannabich, a renowned geographer. Finally, many cultivated plant species, particularly the Bendelebener Luzerne, helped to make the village known not only in Germany but overseas too.
Bendeleben is part of the Kyffhäuserland community in Thuringian Kyffhäuser region.
The village is on the L1034 between Bad Frankenhausen and Sondershausen.
The park is always accessible.
The pleasure garden is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can wander through the Wippertunnel every day. All other objects may be viewed only from outside.
Tours with prior arrangement Tel: 0151 55537961
Contact: Ms. Koch of the monument and historical association "Barock Bendeleben" after 3 p.m.
Many free parking spaces are nearby.
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