Park and Villa Bergfried
With its architectural and landscape design, the ensemble Park and Villa Bergfried is an unmistakable example of the garden art of the bourgeoisie in the 20th century.
The owner and chocolate manufacturer Dr. Ernst Hüther, together with the Dresden architectural firm Lossow & Kühne, built a magnificent complex for himself and his family on an area of about 20 hectares. The park left almost nothing to be desired: a Japanese garden for relaxation, a tennis court for physical health or a golf course for social occasions are just a few areas of the estate. The buildings are also magnificent witnesses of the 20th century.
In the former gardener's house there is an exhibition on the life and work of Ernst Hüther and his family.
The gardener house in the Bergfried-Park
The gardener's house at the foot of the Bergfried Park is the oldest house on the former gardener's grounds.
The exhibition contains a lot of information about the entire ensemble of the park and Villa Bergfried. Visitors are also introduced to chocolate production in Saalfeld and the life of the chocolate manufacturer, Karl Ernst Hüther and his family at the time in the 1920s.
A special highlight is a virtual 360-degree tour of the villa's premises, the multimedia image show of old and new views in and around the building, and a drone flight over the entire Bergfried Park.
May - September daily 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October - April daily 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The museum is wheelchair accessible.