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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Kirsten Neumann (2015): Der Schlosspark Strelzhof - Gartendenkmalpflege im Landschaftsraum.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Abteilung Pflanzenbau, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 108. UB BOKU obvsg

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Abstract:
The palace grounds of Strelzhof in Lower Austria were the subject of this thesis, which focuses on the preservation of historic gardens and spatial planning. In addition to sourcing information from relevant literature, this work also makes use of old maps and other surveillance and graphical materials, as well as direct interviews with the local community and the castle owner in order to gain knowledge on the castle, both in the past and present, it‘s grounds, the surrounding countryside and it‘s value as a heritage garden. Inspections of the trees and shrubs in the park, as well as recordings of the surrounding landscape, revealed a largely positive present state. Most of the park’s trees are in good condition, and only limited measures are necessary for their maintenance. An over-aged poplar-lined avenue, which forms a major axis linking the castle grounds with the surrounding countryside, is however in need of attention and should be revitalized as soon as possible. The castle and its grounds are strongly connected with the surrounding landscape, with a riding school currently occupying part of the castle. The castle park and the surrounding area is also frequently visited by people seeking rest and relaxation, and the popularity of the grounds for such leisure activities goes hand-in-hand with the importance of preserving the palace complex. It has however not always been possible to preserve all elements of the castle and the surrounding park, in recent times. This master‘s thesis concludes by highlighting how the landscape surroundings of Strelzhof could be preserved in the future from the point of view of spatial planning and the preservation of historic gardens. It also considers how the cultural value of the palace complex could be brought closer to the population in order to raise public awareness and encourage additional protection.

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