The forest area of the park, formerly communal forest, also called Mönchwald, was used from the Middle Ages until the beginning of the 18th century for the acorn mast of livestock, especially domestic pigs. The cattle were eating the fruits of the trees and at the same time compacting the soil. As a result, hardly any young trees grow again. So the area changed by the constant Verbiss and nutrient deprivation to a Hutewald.
The hunting enthusiast Duke Eberhard Ludwig had the forest fenced in 1707 to build a pheasantry. This ended the use of the forest as pasture. Finally, in the years 1717 to 1723, the Duke had the hunting and pleasure palace built Favorite.
With game, chamois and deer King Frederick I of Württemberg had from 1806 create a zoo. This ensured that the young trees and fruits were eaten again and preserved the pasture forest character with the non-existing understory to this day.The nature reserve Favoritepark (code: 1.003) was decreed in 1937 and is thus the first nature reserve in the district of Ludwigsburg and the second in the present district of Stuttgart. The defensive position saved the area several times before being reduced or tunneled down by settlement pressure. In 1990, the regulation on the nature reserve was redrafted to adapt it to the needs of the time.(c) Wikipedia 2017
October 8, 2017
The approximately 72-acre and fully fenced Favoritepark is located north of the city center of Ludwigsburg. In the south, the Favoritepark with its main entrance borders directly on the Blooming Baroque, separated only by the Marbacher Straße, which is crossed by a pedestrian bridge. Another entrance is located in the northwest of the park in the immediate vicinity of the S-Bahn station Favoritepark on the line 4. A third entrance is in the east of the park in the district Hoheneck.Through the park, the central axis of the Wilhelmsallee leads past the Favoriteschloss from the south entrance to the entrance to the northwest. There is a small branch to the entrance in the east.The fenced park is virtually identical to the NSG Favoritepark. The landscape protection area (LSG) environment of the Favoritepark is divided into two partial areas. One area is located at the northeastern limit of the park with a depth of several tens to several hundred meters. The other area of the LSG is located in the southwest of the park, but where there is only a 55 m wide common border with the NSG.Together, the NSG and LSG form the nature and landscape conservation area Favoritepark with peripheral areas. The total area of both protected areas is approximately 135 ha.more: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favoritepark
November 27, 2019
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