Johann I von Liechtenstein had artificial ruins built in the Mödling area at the beginning of the 19th century. This was highly contemporary and intended as a landscaping construction measure.Artificial ruins: In the second half of the 18th century, people turned away from the now boring, rational Baroque park and towards the emotional landscape park. With the introduction of free garden design, not only were “dramatic” elements such as artificial grottos, waterfalls and devil's bridges built, but also ancient structures (castles, towers, temples, and aqueducts) in different stages of decay. This should create a picturesque effect and a landscape atmosphere.
November 21, 2020
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