Castle Mickeln formerly served as a mansion. Today it serves as a venue for the Düsseldorf Heinrich Heine University. Schloss Mickeln is one of the most interesting classical-historicist buildings in the Rhineland. The driveway was designed as Lindenallee. The park was designed in 1843 by the Düsseldorf garden architect Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe. He was a grandson of the famous garden architect Lenné who designed the Cologne flora among other things.
February 23, 2019
"... Schloss Mickeln is surrounded by an extensive park, which Maximilian Friedrich Weyhe designed as his last park project from 1843. According to the concept of an" ornamented farm "based on the English model, Weyhe moved into the buildings of Gut Meierhof and the Fronhof as well as the Rheinauen and the neighboring fields in the designed visual relationships.
Weyhe invented a magnificent avenue of linden trees, the width of eight meters of which gradually expanded to double and thus achieved a special effect in terms of grand entrance. The over 150-year-old linden trees of the access road and the meadow in front of Gut Meierhof are just as much a part of the initial planting as the two Lebanon cedars registered as a natural monument, a ginkgo and some striking plane trees and beech trees ... "
March 19, 2020
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