|Das Neue Schloss|
Anyway, shame we couldn't spend more time here, but here are a few photos to remind us to return when we have more time.
Two-thirds of the park are actually in Poland, and it wasn't until 27 December 2007 when Poland implemented the Shengen Agreement that you could pass this border-post without needing to show your papers!
|The Polish Border|
The landscaped park looks enticing to explore, with delightful little features like this waterfall at every turn.
It is disturbing to recall that the three bridges over the river Neiße here, and the Old and New Castles, were all demolished in the Battle of Berlin at the close of World War II. But edifying too to see how the park and castles have been restored to their former glory, and that the park has got its UNESCO World Heritage status because of the co-operation between Germany and Poland in making this area open to the public with visitors from both countries mingling together to enjoy it.
One to return to, but we had the rest of our 50km bike-ride to complete!