On the former fishermen's island of Wörth, the garden designer Peter Joseph Lenné created a fragrant rose paradise which was later to become one of Ludwig II's favourite places. Among the guests he entertained here were Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the Russian Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna and Richard Wagner.
Feldafing Park, which was laid out by the court garden director Carl von Effner opposite Rose Island, is popular for its splendid views of the countryside framed by old oaks and beeches, with Lake Starnberg and the Alps in the background. Plans for a summer palace on a hill in the park were abandoned with the early death of Maximilian II in March 1864.
Rose blossom on Rose Island
Usually the first blossom begins around mid-June, the second around mid-August, each lasting for about 4 weeks. Depending on the climate the roses may bloom (even weeks) earlier or later.
In June 2011, over 100 selected archaeological sites in several countries were declared cultural heritage under the heading of "Prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps". They provide researchers with unique insights into the ancient world of farming, everyday life, agriculture, animal breeding and technical innovations. The pile dwelling sites in Lake Starnberg, together with other remains of settlements, represent an archaeological heritage which dates back to 5000 BC.
For further information about the pile dwellings in Bavaria, please contact the Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments (Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege).
More information on the UNESCO you will find on http://whc.unesco.org.
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Wittelsbacher Park 1
Außenstelle Starnberger See
(0 81 51) 69 75
Fax (0 81 51) 36 81 23
Open all year round
The park and the island are open to the public. On Rose Island there are no dogs and no bicycles allowed.
Ferry service for wheelchair users to Rose Island available; several steps up to the "Casino"
from Munich to "Feldafing"
Ferry service from Feldafing Park to Rose Island (May-October) in good weather;
for details please call
tel (01 71) 7 22 22 66
(Ferryman Norbert Pohlus)
On the following days the ferry service will not start until noon due to civil weddings in the Casino:
8 / 9 / 10 May 2014
5 / 6 / 7 / 27 / 28 June 2014
10 / 11 / 12 July 2014
7 / 8 / 9 August 2014
4 / 5 / 6 September 2014
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