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
Meißner Dom has been under construction for eight centuries, so different architectural styles have left their mark here. Nevertheless, to the viewer it appears to be a very uniform structure. The hall is an unadulterated example of high Gothic architecture and the striking west towers also show - although not added until the beginning of the 20th century - the spirit of the Middle Ages. The Romanesque cathedral was built around 1130, around 100 years later construction began in modern Gothic forms.The larger-than-life stone donor and patronage figures as well as the St. John's Bell, one of the bells with the most figures in the world, are particularly worth seeing. Few churches in Saxony are more richly decorated than the cathedral in Meißen, which rises majestically over the old town together with the Albrechtsburg.sachsen-tourismus.de/service/points-of-interest/details/poi/dom-zu-meissen-meissen
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
A trip to Meißen is always worthwhile and the Albrechtsburg should not be missing. Where is there a cathedral on a castle ☝️.
The great view over the Elbe valley and the city is worth the climb. In an emergency, an elevator or bus shuttle will help upstairs.
May 7, 2021
The Albrechtsburg in Meißen is one of the most famous late Gothic architectural monuments and is considered to be the first castle in Germany. The hilltop castle is a protected cultural asset under the Hague Convention.
The cathedral in Meissen is dedicated to Saints John and Donatus of Arezzo and therefore bears the name of St. Johannis and St. Donatus. Donatus von Arezzo was patron of the old diocese of Meißen and is one of the patrons of today's diocese of Dresden-Meißen. The cathedral, together with the Albrechtsburg Castle, the Bishop's Palace and the Dompropstei, form part of the Burgberg ensemble, which rises above the old town of Meißner. The main part of the church appears as one of the most stylish German-Gothic domes. In addition, it has one of the richest and most valuable furnishings of Saxon churches and numerous ancillary rooms from the earliest Gothic to the late Gothic.
March 16, 2021
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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