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symbol of power carved in stone The castle complex towering high above the Freiberger Mulde River

he mighty castle of Mildenstein is one of the


spines. Architecturally, the barrel vaulting of the Gothic

vate festivities. Furthermore, Mildenstein surrenders to

oldest in Saxony; its name first appeared in a

granary, the keep and the Romanesque castle chapel

those intending to enter into wedlock to rule the castle

document in 1046. The Salier kings held court here,

with its three-winged altar are outstanding, as are the

for one day. The exhibition provides sometimes drastic

followed by the Staufer kings under Emperor Barbarossa

medieval knights’ halls. The sheer size of the castle

insights into medieval judiciary and regulation.

who undertook a large-scale extension, and later the

complex allows it to be used in many ways: exhibitions

»Frieder Berg«, an unusual witness, has been revived

Wettin margraves under whom Mildenstein became a

and concerts are held throughout the year. Delicacies

especially for children: the keep, the longest serving

court of law and a notorious prison. The instruments of

that were then served to the elector in festively lit halls

building of the castle, chats about the events it wit-

torture and the many bolted and barred doors behind the

are still served by stewards and pages on St Martin’s

nessed during almost 1,000 years of history.

meter-thick walls still send a shiver down the visitors’

Day. The rustic knights’ halls can also be used for pri-

Attic of the Front Castle

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Burg Mildenstein | Burglehn 6 | 04703 Leisnig | Phone +49 34321 62560 | | DIRECTIONS | BY CAR via autobahn A 14, exit Leisnig to town center | BY RAIL from Leipzig, Chemnitz or Dresden to Leisnig

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