Bike Touring Highlight
The Lützener Castle was built at the end of the 13th century by the bishops of Merseburg. Since 1928 it houses the City and Regional History Museum. This commemorates the two world-politically important battles at Lützen. This is the Battle of Lützen in 1632, when the legendary Swedish King Gustav II Adolf lost his life. A big diorama with 3,600 pewter figures shows the battle. The other is the Battle of Grossgörschen of 1813, which is depicted in an even larger diorama (5,500 pewter figures).From the tower you have a wonderful view.
In the attic, objects from the year before.
May 20, 2019
A plaque above the Schlosstor, on which there is a bishop 's and Duchy - Saxon coat of arms, reports that the castle was built in 1252. The foundation stone was laid under the Merseburg Bishop Heinrich von Ammandorf to a Romanesque customs castle with moat. In the middle of the 14th century, Gebhard von Schraplau (bishop from 1324-1341) had the castle built into a castle. It stands on oak piles and served the diocese of Merseburg to secularization as accommodation for the bishops who passed by. In 1347 an episcopal chapel was first mentioned in the castle.
From 04. - 06.11.1632 the castle was used as the headquarters of Wallenstein. On the day of the battle, a part of the Lützner citizens was locked in the vaults, to prevent them from trying to extinguish the city fire.
May 21, 2019
Nice little castle and small park.
Eventful history, 30-year war, battle at Lützen between Wallenstein and King Gustav II Adolf.
More information: stadt-luetzen.de/de/museum-im-schloss-luetzen.html, de.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%BCtzen#Schloss and https: / /de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlacht_bei_L%C3%BCtzen
April 20, 2020
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