The manor house and grounds in Dolná Krupá are associated with the famous composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, who composed his Moonlight Sonata there. Countess Mária Chotek expanded and developed the rosarium there. During her lifetime, she was renowned for her rose cultivation throughout the whole of Europe.
The park was designed by Henrich Nebbien, a famous garden architect .
Dolná Krupá is one of the most beautiful examples of rural, classicist architecture in Slovakia.
Thanks to the aristocratic Brunswick family, it became a place well-known for its art collections (especially fine arts gallery, rich library, collection of minerals and natural beauty of the park) even beyond the borders of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
The mansion house as well as the nearby musical pavilion are known for the visits of the famous composer Ludwig van Beethoven, who was a friend of the Brunswick noble family. It is claimed he composed the well-known Moonlight Sonata during his time there.
The manor house lies on a gently sloping hill, affording a broad view of the park.The park was designed entirely in a naturalistic style. During the first half of the 19th century, Henriette Brunswick established a rose-garden within the park, which became very prosperous under the eye of MáriaChotek, a passionate and respected cultivator of roses. She became very famous across Europe for her gardening skill and published her own books on various species of roses. The “Rose Kingdom of Countness Mária Chotek”, as the Dolna Krupa Rosarium is also known, was visited by many rose lovers during its time.
There is also a statue of St.Anne (Madonna with child) in the grounds too. It is the only statue surviving in the park today.
It is a pleasant place for relaxation and peace.The Rose Festival is there every year.
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