When you enter the garden, turn left to the "Sale Terrene," pay attention to the line of statues depicting figures and events from Greek mythology. The nobleman who built the castle, General Albrecht Wallenstein, used to collect them at the sites he conquered in his wars and bring them to Prague. When he created the palace and gardens, the ancient Greek statues received their proper place and became a symbol of this garden.
After the monumental boulevard you will reach the Sale Terrene, the Baroque architecture area of the garden. If you look up, look at the long fresco ceiling of Mount Olympus, in the "mountain of the gods" of Greek mythology. Pay attention to the painstaking work of the painters here and try to figure out how rich Wallenstein should have been so that artists of this level would paint him the garden.
To the left we turn and look at the "mysterious wall" or "wall of stalactites." The artificial drips here were made with master craftsmanship. A look at them will reveal demons, monsters, snakes, and so on. The legend tells us that in this wall Wallenstein built an entry button into a secret tunnel maze that leads to hiding places, hidden and especially dim. That's how it is when you are a powerful man in ancient Europe. You have to think of sufficient protection for a rainy day.
If we return to the center and continue to the other side of the garden, we will reach the fountain and the beautiful fish pond beneath it. Some of the magic here is winged, especially peacocks and swans, who walk freely among the visitors in the garden. The management of the Czech Parliament is careful to nurture and feed them, as if they were civil servants employed here by the visitors.
During the Thirty Years War, Wallenstein decided to build a castle that would be even more impressive than Prague Castle. He dreamed of a magnificent building that would give a clear expression to his lofty status and next to it were magnificent and special gardens. Architects, builders, artists and gardeners from all over Europe were recruited for the establishment of the palace and its gardens. In the 14-year work they built one of the most impressive palaces in the Czech Republic. No less than the palace stood out its impressive gardens, where you stand now.