6th Terrace

A hedge and coppice area with field maple, called bosquet, harbours niches with benches inviting strollers to linger. Closing off at the terrace centre are lime trees with hive-shaped crowns, a typical design feature of a Baroque garden. Two extensive parterres à L’anglaise (lawn with floral strips) accentuate the vertical line of the garden’s central axis.

Lesser Cascade

Embedded in two concave-curving ramps commissioned by Maria Theresa, is the so-called Lesser Cascade. A mascaron (grotesque mask) spurts out water via two cascades into the basin. The original fountain from the days of Prince Eugene was covered over in the nineteenth century and in 2010  reconstructed on the preserved foundations.

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