schwerin schloss

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Long canal with singular fountain called the Mönch (monk) at Schloss Ludwigslust, which was built for Herzog Friedrich von Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1772 to 1776. The castle and gardens form the centerpiece of a remarkable late baroque urban plan for Ludwigslust. The gardens were later re-designed in the English landscape style, but retain all the notable features of the baroque layout, including mile-long canals and cascades, and numerous temples, ruins, and mausolea, making it one of the most interesting layouts of Northern Germany.