As part of the ensemble UNESCO World Heritage Site "Classical Weimar" the Park an der Ilm is equally a preserved garden and a place of recreation. The book describes the exemplary development from what was initially a baroque complex at the time of Goethe to a landscaped park in the English style and undergoing the phases of development typical for the epoch from 1770 to 1830. In addition to the Woerlitzer Park this garden developed into one of the most modern of its age in Germany. Unlike many other contemporary gardens in Weimar here they largely managed without allegorical accessories and were also sparing as regards monuments and architecture. Today, the garden is still characterized by a highly varied design and spatial concept comprising components that though artificially shaped still appear natural looking.