Another success for Albert Schöchle
16 May 1959 was the big day – the Fairy-Tale Garden opened at Blühendes Barock (Baroque in Bloom). Despite criticism from many sides – severe criticism and opposition – the majority of the population were full of enthusiasm and their response once again proved Albert Schöchle right. The Fairy-Tale Garden was a true success right from the start and Schöchle's idea of gaining adults as visitors to Baroque in Bloom through their children had been achieved.
But even Schöchle had not expected such a response: the proceeds increased by over 50 percent and in 1960 were even 100 percent higher than the previous year.
Schöchle had done it again: the Fairy-Tale Garden was the financial saviour of Baroque in Bloom.
Over the years and decades since 1959, the Fairy-Tale Garden has regularly gained new attractions. Following the huge success in 1959, Schöchle himself gradually expanded the Fairy-Tale Garden, always focusing on the value of the garden for children.
"When children smile and their eyes light up with joy, it is worth more to me than the approval of a hundred bearded old men," the inventor of the Fairy-Tale Garden, Albert Schöchle, once said. And when you see the children in the Fairy-Tale Garden, you will know what he meant.
You can still admire all of the fairy-tale scenes which Albert Schöchle created in "his" Fairy-Tale Garden in 1959 today, (almost) unchanged. Over 60 years later, that fact speaks for itself.
A film from the early days of the fairytale garden
See here a detailed film (approx. 24 minutes) or in the right columns a short film.