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Location: Bensheim, Bergstraße, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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    The park is 42 acres and was built with a mansion and various farm buildings around 1790. Former summer residence of the landgraves and dukes of Hesse-Darmstadt.

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    • November 1, 2017

  • In Pisébau are interesting exhibits and boards

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    • October 30, 2019

  • The Bensheim princely camp invites you to stroll. It is one of the early English gardens in Germany and is always worth a visit for local recreation.

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    • May 2, 2020

  • The Staatspark Fürstenlager is the former summer residence of the Landgraves and Grand Dukes of Hessen-Darmstadt built in 1790 in Bensheim-Auerbach on the Bergstraße. Nicely restored. There are different tours in the summer months.

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    • November 9, 2018

  • Beautiful park with various older buildings that once probably served the prince as a hunting lodge. In the summer probably also the one or the other wedding takes place.

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    • June 17, 2017

  • Anyone who appreciates the pictures of Monet (Impressionism) and would like to take a look back at this time is recommended to the princely camp. Especially in summer, when the avenue decorated with flowers contrasts the white country buildings, the mood strongly reminds of the light structure of Impressionist paintings. Fantastically beautiful, but also very crowded. The buildings seem to be rented to clubs and so there is often bustle, which harms this atmosphere (in my opinion).

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    • October 9, 2019

  • You feel transported into another time

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    • September 12, 2020

  • The Fürstenlager Auerbach is an idyllic landscaped park between two slopes. Once at the top you have a great view of the surrounding meadows, vineyards and the Rhine plain.

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    • July 12, 2019

  • Nice complex in a very well-kept park-like environment

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    • August 8, 2021

  • The Fürstenlager State Park is the former summer residence of the landgraves and grand dukes of Hesse-Darmstadt in Bensheim-Auerbach on the Bergstraße, built around 1790.

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    • December 27, 2022

  • The Fürstenlager is worth a visit in every season, great different hiking trails

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    • February 5, 2022

  • Nice park with circular hiking trails

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    • May 5, 2021

  • Thanks for the hint. Have made a great stop here at the transit. Very spacious and beautifully landscaped park.

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    • April 2, 2018

  • Enchanting place in the middle of the park. The houses in the village are fabulously beautiful - with a prince's house, pastry shop and other buildings. Public toilet is also available.

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    • July 12, 2020

  • Really very nice ensemble. Who would have thought that a kind of small Versailles was hiding in the Odenwald?All that's missing is a reopening of the café!

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    • July 20, 2020

  • Beautifully located and the park invites you to a cozy picnic! In the small but fine restaurant you can get a typical Odenwald bratwurst with cooked cheese. 🤣 admittedly a very unusual combination for me but exceptionally tasty! Many hiking trails start from here or end here

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    • July 4, 2021

  • You can imagine how the princes used to enjoy the summer days here. Beautifully designed!

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    • February 11, 2018

  • Beautiful park, in good weather already worth a visit.

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    • May 26, 2018

  • Super well-kept area with great hiking opportunities.

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    • February 20, 2020

  • Incredibly great landscape and soooo quiet and relaxing and inviting to linger.

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    • August 16, 2020

  • The State Park Fürstenlager (also Fürstenlager Auerbach) is the former summer residence of the Landgraves and Grand Dukes of Hesse-Darmstadt in Bensheim-Auerbach an der Bergstrasse, built around 1790. It is subordinate to the administration of the State Palaces and Gardens of the State of Hesse.In the approximately 46 hectare park, which is laid out around a mineral well, there are stately houses, monuments and garden temples as well as a number of courtyard buildings arranged in the shape of a traditional village. The park itself is one of the early English gardens in Germany. It is embedded in the hilly landscape and is home to 50 exotic trees and shrubs, including one of the oldest giant sequoias in Germany. The garden art ensemble has largely been preserved in its original form and today serves the population of the Rhine-Main area as a local recreation area.The site was given the name Prince Camp by the local population. Since the park was not locked and was accessible even when the grand ducal family was staying, locals could observe the princes and their guests here “lying on meadows”.
    Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staatspark_F%C3%BCrstenlager

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    • August 8, 2021

  • Here you can stroll through the beautiful park and at the top you have the vineyards. Great!!!

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    • April 23, 2022

  • Definitely worth a visit and great starting point for hikes

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    • September 6, 2017

  • definitely worth a visit. Pictures speak for themselves

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    • March 2, 2018

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Location: Bensheim, Bergstraße, Karlsruhe District, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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