Bike Touring Highlight
On the Saale-Radwanderweg between Leißling and Schönburg you can admire it at the height Goseck in direction Saale: the castle Goseck with manor and castle church! As I often came here on my Saale bike tours and was curious, I visited the castle Goseck in the course of a trip another time directly. A visit is worth it. About the place Markröhlitz (between Naumburg and Weissenfels) you get to Goseck.
The castle church is a true highlight. At the estate you can enjoy organic cakes and lemonades. A short hike on a slope promises fantastic views and pure romance!
May 10, 2017
As "Gozacha civitas" Goseck is mentioned in the Hersfeld tithe register as early as the 9th century.Goseck Castle is one of the border castles on the Saale. The "castrum antiquissimum" was the ancestral seat of the Count Palatine of Saxony, who were first documented with Friedrich I around 1000 as the Goseck counts. Friedrich I built a St. Simeons chapel next to the castle as a burial place for his family. The sons Adalbert, Dedo and Friedrich were not only important to Goseck. Adalbert (1000-1072) attended the cathedral school in Halberstadt and became canon there and in 1032 cathedral provost. In 1043 he was appointed Archbishop of Hamburg and Bremen. Missionaries got as far as Iceland and Greenland on his behalf. In 1060 he established the dioceses of Ratzeburg and Mecklenburg. Count Palatine Dedo founded a Benedictine monastery on the site of the old castle in 1041. His brother Friedrich II founded a provost office in nearby Sulza. The sale of monastery goods began as early as 1183, and in 1540 the monastery period ended with secularization. In 1548 it came into the possession of Georg von Altensee.Changing owners and extensive renovations in the 16th and 17th centuries, especially by the von Pöllnitz family, gave the former monastery its renaissance character. From 1840 to 1945 Goseck was owned by the Counts of Zech-Burkersroda. After 1945 the castle was a school and youth hostel. The foundation has owned the facility since 1997.Today the "European Music and Culture Center Schloss Goseck", which was founded by Schloss Goseck e.V. in 1998, has its seat here. The top-class Goseck Castle Concerts are mainly dedicated to early music and have a charisma that extends far beyond the borders of the Saale-Unstrut region.The Goseck Heimat- und Kulturverein has lovingly set up a home parlor. It offers an insight into the past worlds of life in the Saale Valley. Especially in the warm season, the castle courtyard with its famous 170 year old ginkgo tree invites you to linger.
The oldest solar observatory, 7,000 years old, is located very close to Goseck. It is a stop on the “Heavenly Paths” tourist route. There is an information center at the castle.
January 8, 2022
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