Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, China - this is how they enjoyed the Evening of Light (video)
Strolls with lanterns, spectacular illuminations, concerts, and a presentation of historical costumes - these were the main attractions of the Winter Evening of Light in residencies which, together with the Royal Łazienki, participate in the "Gardens of Light" project. Those are: the Muskau Park of Prince Pückler in Bad Muskau, the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum in Saint Petersburg, the Prince Kung’s Mansion in Beijing, Château de Lunéville in France, and the Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, Denmark.
The Winter Evening of Light, which once again highlighted the beauty of trees and the garden pavilions specially illuminated in twilight, took place on the same day (27 February) in all residencies participating in the "Gardens of Light" project. Each of them prepared numerous attractions for its visitors. In the French Lunéville the walk with lanterns was accompanied by rich garden illuminations and colourful, specially illuminated marionettes, as well as music.
The German Muskau Park prepared four routes for the evening walk around the Muskau Park of Prince Pückler, which was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List - three on the German side, and one across the Polish border. In the finale of the event visitors were able to watch a fire show.
During the Winter Evening of Light, the 18th century Russian garden near the Tsarskoye Selo featured dynamic 3D lighting. It was possible to watch moving-figures effects in the Hermitage Pavilion, and an 18th century ship sailing on the Mirror Pond. Additionally, the main alley leading to the Hermitage was decorated with candles, and guided tours took place in the Catherine Park.
China, in the 18th century Prince Kung’s Mansion, showed the tradition of the Chinese garden. Various lanterns illuminated numerous pavilions, greenery, and water located there.
Near the Danish Frederiksborg Castle, which organised the Winter Evening of Light for the first time, the walk with lanterns took place in a specially illuminated regular garden in the French style. Among the featured attractions there were baroque pieces performed by a choir, a presentation of historical costumes, as well as guided tours of the baroque chambers of the castle.
The "Gardens of Light" project - involving by the Royal Łazienki together with the Muskau Park of Prince Pückler in Bad Muskau (Germany), the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum in Saint Petersburg (Russia), the Prince Kung’s Mansion in Beijing (China), Château de Lunéville (France), and the Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød (Denmark) - promotes the most beautiful historical gardens and museums from around the world.