Park of Culture and Rest named after P.Kh. Wittgenstein

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Park of Culture and Rest named after P.Kh. Wittgenstein

A park with an area of ​​25 acres (circa 27 hectares) was launched with the homestead of Prince P.Kh. Wittgenstein in the 1820s. It was intended for vacationers who were receiving the treatment with grape juice. Valuable tree species were imported for the park and ponds were dug to breed fish. In addition, many flower gardens were planted out, one of which depicted the Wittgenstein family coat of arms.

In the 1960s, the building of an agricultural college was constructed on the territory of the park. Later the area was redesigned to become a popular recreation place, and in 2018 it was named after Prince P.Kh. Wittgenstein.

A picturesque backdrop for the park is the amphitheater ridge on which terraced grapes grow. Nowadays, the park possesses more than a hundred species of hardy-shrub species such as Japanese chestnut, juniper, white poplar, maple, and ash trees. The park has a stage that is used for cultural events.

In 2011, a bust of the Prince was installed in the park, which was later moved to the Glory Memorial – a site commemorating the soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War. At the new location of the bust, a historical and cultural complex was created. One of the granite slabs installed there narrates the life path of P.Kh. Wittgenstein with special attention to his contribution to the development of Kamenka.