Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss)

Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss)

erected 1558 as a Renaissance manor,
remodelled 1820 – 1824 by Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the Neo-Classical style (Wiki)

Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss) anterior view

Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss) anterior view: The manor is still a private home. A descendant of the Humboldt family lives here to the present day. The grounds are open free of charge to the public. Please, however, be aware that this is the von Heinz’ private residence, and not a public museum.

Tegeler schloss (Humboldt Schloss) view from the gardens

Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss) view from the gardens originally designed by Gottlob Johann Christian Kunth and remodeled in 1820 by Peter Joseph Lenné.

Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss) Alexander v Humboldt's grave stone

Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss) Alexander v. Humboldt’s grave stone: Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt; September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, and explorer, and the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt’s quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography.

Narcissus in the Garden lawns Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss)

Narcissus in the Garden lawns Tegeler Schloss (Humboldt Schloss): and just so as not to end on a morbid note … Flowers!

It was getting late in the afternoon, and the nearly horizontal rays of the sun no longer touched the ground under the tall grass, while setting the white narcissus craning their necks above the meadow aglow.

Once again, out and about with my favorite excursion companion, and extremely cuddly friend Murmel. For those who missed Babewyn’s bourgier side, here again a brief respite from martyred radicals, urban neurotics, and the world’s injustices, to marvel at stately lawns, heroes sculpted in stone, and of course … flowers.