From its background to its garden decor
In 1785 the dilapidated castle served as scenery for the landscape garden. It was destroyed in the revolutionary turmoil, and the ruin was integrated into the garden after 1812.
During the restoration of the Ermitage the ruins of Birseck Castle served as a replacement for the former artificial tower ruins, and becomes a new attraction. A circular tower, a small chapel with neo-gothic wall paintings, and the courtyard with hedges, trees and roses all invoke romanticised thoughts of the age of chivalry and invite you to a dreamy stroll through the castle. In 1812 a Knights' Hall with neo-gothic wall decorations was built into the ruins. These wall paintings were restored in 2007 directly from the original artworks and Birseck Castle was renovated.