The Albrechtsburg Meißen is the oldest castle in Germany.
In this castle, history harmonises with a modern, interactive exhibition.The Wettin Ernst and Albrecht von Wettin had a late Gothic palace built on the Meißner Burgberg between 1471 and 1524. Today's Albrechtsburg Castle in Meissen served as a residential and administrative center.
The builder was Arnold von Westfalen.
It is also interesting that porcelain was made at the Albrechtsburg for 153 years. The first European porcelain factory was established in 1710.burgentouren-sachsen.de/seiten/schloesser2/albrechtsburg/albrechtsburgmeissen.htm
August 16, 2020
A late Gothic palace was built between 1471 and 1524 on behalf of the brothers Ernst and Albrecht von Wettin, who ruled jointly in Saxony: The Albrechtsburg Meissen. The new residence was to become a representative administrative center and residential palace at the same time. It was less a defense system than a castle - the first in German building history.
Source: https: //albrechtsburg-meissen.de/de/albrechtsburg-meissen/geschichte
January 15, 2018
After visiting Germany's oldest castle, you can end the day in the castle café by the crackling fireplace or in summer in the castle courtyard with coffee and cake or a glass of Meissen wine.
The palace café is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in high season (March - October).
July 7, 2020
In addition to the cathedral, Albrechtsburg Palace is the dominant building on the castle hill. Built in the late Gothic period, it is Germany's earliest palace building. Built on the area of the Margraves of Meissen, who had also been the dukes and electors of Saxony since 1423. The name Saxony moved from Lower Saxony via the Wittenberg area up the Elbe to the region that is now known as Saxony. Albrechtsburg Castle was never inhabited due to the Saxon-Thuringian inheritance from 1485. From the outside, the arched curtain windows promise something special from an architectural point of view. Inside there are the most varied of vault shapes, which in this diversity are probably nowhere to be seen. It is almost a miracle that they have been preserved, because from the 18th century the castle served as the seat and production facility of the porcelain factory for 150 years. The subsequently attached historicizing paintings tell a lot about the regional history of Saxony.
March 27, 2021
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