Chinese Gardens and small castle

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The town center

This little town about 25 minutes north of Erfurt is interesting because of its Chinese Garden. I really LOVED it here. The city and donors acquired original building pieces for this attraction a few years back. They flew in experts from China to build the gorgeous little park in its beautiful spot at a lake.  I thought the entry fee was justified, especially since everything is still very new and well kept. Even though fall had already knocked most of the foilage off the trees this was still worth a visit. 


Added more pictures of this stunning location now that the uploader is fixed. I couldn't get enough of it. Sorry if there are repeats. ;) 

The town itself is quite and has a small fortified castle which can be visited but was closed. I took a few snapshots of the castle grounds and the gate. We also had lunch at one of the restaurants that was open. It was very quiet in general and the day seemed more like a Sunday. The wind must have kept people indoors. The breeze was unseasonably warm though, so we couldn't stay home even if we had tried. ;) 

missandrea81 says:
I will go find it. Thank you! It just irritates me beyond belief.
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014
Zagnut66 says:
Andrea, there is a thread on the Help & Feedback forum on recent problems uploading photos. Spocklogic has some suggestions that might help.
Posted on: Feb 19, 2014
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The town center
The town center
Entrance to the Chinese Garden
Entrance to the Chinese Garden
First glimpse at the garden
First glimpse at the garden
Overview
Overview
Its all in the details
It's all in the details
Pretty stonework
Pretty stonework
Pagoda on the lake
Pagoda on the lake
The detail struck me the most
The detail struck me the most
Door opening back into the garden
Door opening back into the garden
A hobbit hole?
A hobbit hole?
Artificial lake in the middle of t…
Artificial lake in the middle of …
Garden of eternal luck in Weissens…
Garden of eternal luck in Weissen…
Walking up toward the gardens
Walking up toward the gardens
Ticket machine. Cash only, as far …
Ticket machine. Cash only, as far…
Sculpture along the wall
Sculpture along the wall
Map of the grounds
Map of the grounds
First glimpses
First glimpses
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
On the water
On the water
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Keyhole
Keyhole
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Me in the garden
Me in the garden
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Wedding chapel
Wedding chapel
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Wedding chapel from the outside
Wedding chapel from the outside
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Chinese Garden Weissensee
Interesting window art from the ca…
Interesting window art from the c…
View of Weissensee Runneburg
View of Weissensee Runneburg
Plenty of parking
Plenty of parking
Runneburg wall
Runneburg wall
One of the only signs I found
One of the only signs I found
Runneburg entrance
Runneburg entrance
Looking back toward the gate
Looking back toward the gate
More signage
More signage
Fall in the town of Weissensee
Fall in the town of Weissensee
Part of the castle
Part of the castle
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photo by: missandrea81
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