When Prince Ludwig had the palace rebuilt in the mid-19th century, he also had an adjacent agricultural area measuring 22 acres sculptured into an English-style park, which joins the palace and the castle hill to form a romantic ensemble in the center of the village.
The park draws its special charm from a multitude of rare trees, the lake with its fountain, an artistic grotto, the ruin of a baroque pavillion, a Virgin Mary-chapel and the creeks Sayn and Brex, which surround the area. Main attraction in this park today is the butterly garden, which was created in 1987 by Princess Gabriela. Apart from this, the visitor finds a children’s playground adjacent to the butterfly house.
Housed in two large glass pavilions, the Butterfly Garden is located just opposite the neo-Gothic palace of the Princes of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn. Discover this beautifully enchanted world while strolling in between lush plants, rippling waterfalls, exotic reptiles and vivid birds. The colourful butterflies, which come from all the world’s tropical regions, fly past you while taking you to sunnier places.
The delightful Butterfly Garden is located in the centre of Sayn palace gardens, which were designed in the 19th century in the style of an English landscape garden by the renowned garden architects Carl Friedrich Thelemann and Heinrich Siesmayer. The upper part of the gardens houses a mediaeval complex containing the Sayn fortified castle, at the foot of which visitors can discover a variety of rare trees, a pond with a fountain and a hidden grotto. Cast-iron Stations of the Cross are beautifully placed throughout the grounds. This idyllic spot, framed by the Sayn and Brex rivers, can be enjoyed by nature lovers, photographers or those looking to relax.
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