Trees, Streams and Botany
The 4.5 hectare castle park is accessible year round. The oldest trees, such as the canopy of London plane-trees over the castle courtyard, the great oak on the edge of the pond or the Nordmann firs on the north end of the park, are 200 years old. The impressive population of trees encompasses the fully grown native oaks, ash trees, linden, box trees and maples, as well as the occasional woods of foreign origin. The maidenhair tree, Ginkgo biloba, which is golden yellow in the autumn, comes from China. The weeping bald cypress, Taxodium distichum, is from the United States.
Along with the trees, the water makes the park seem like a garden in the English countryside. The two clear streams, the Mülibach and the Ölibach, come from the groundwater sources in Emmenschachen. The controlled rising of water, stream branches and connecting channels secure the steady feeding of the ring-shaped castle pond. A three-part waterfall provides for acoustic accents. Remains of an old water distribution system in the southwest of the park are witnesses of early techniques of water use.
Do Not Miss
A stroll through the Landshut Castle Park, at any time of year, is a great experience. Visitors interested in botany will find signs with German and botanical names as well as indications of origin on trees and large shrubs.