“On one side, there was a beautiful motif in a scenic area,” Goethe wrote in his diary when he came to Hof in 1806. This is the starting point for the tour. In 1819 prosperous citizens of Hof – mainly from the textile industry – started to convert and design an until then bare terrain at a rocky outcrop, the Fröhlichenstein, into a park. From August 1836 on the park was renamed to Theresienstein in honor of Queen Therese of Bavaria. Today its size is about 70 hectare and it was expanded and redesign over and over in the course of time. In 1994, the Bavarian Landesgartenschau (Horticultural Show) took place in Hof which was reason to redesign the park again; this time to restore it to the original style by bringing back historic elements and converting them carefully. The line of sight that had disappeared over time was opened up again by the renovation of the park; also buried brooks and ponds were uncovered. In 2003 a jury voted the Theresienstein to be the most beautiful park of the year.
See one of the most beautiful parks in Germany, the Theresienstein in Hof with us.
Please ask us for the dates.
Meeting point: Haus Theresienstein, Theresienstein 1
Time: 2 pm until ca 4 pm