Inspiration for a master builder with calling the valley of the Mueglitz River, over which Lauenstein Castle rises, Saxony’s loveliest valley. Visitors may judge this for themselves. As a matter of fact, however, this castle perched on a mighty cliff is not only worth a visit because of its fabulous surroundings. Instead of a fortified medieval castle, in the 16th century, a spacious residential castle was erected here with lavish furnishings which testify to the artistic-mindedness of its
In the Museum of the East Ore Mountains
owners and which today houses the Museum of the
The castle with the Baroque garden
East Ore Mountains. The murals in the Bird Hall, the
village of Fuerstenwalde in 1666. He spent his child-
splendidly arched stuccoed ceiling of the Coat-of-Arms
hood and youth in Lauenstein. Perhaps it was the grand
Hall, and the portraits in the castle chapel remain a
architecture of the local castle which profoundly affected
feast for visitor’s eyes even many centuries after their
the later career of this carpenter from the Ore Mountains.
creation. Lauenstein Castle really comes to life whenever
Or maybe it was the famous sandstone altar and the
the falconry presents its birds of prey. We must not,
Buenau epitaph of the town church? Filigree »architec-
however, forget the town’s greatest son, George Baehr.
ture« of a completely different kind can be found only
lthough many a Saxon countryside has its own
praises because it had been marked so highly with the
This exceptional architect who built the world-famous
a few kilometers away from Lauenstein – in Glashuet-
beauty, hardly any would be able to sing its own
favor of a king. King John of Saxony got carried away
Church of Our Lady in Dresden was born in the nearby
te where Germany’s finest watches are made.
Osterzgebirgsmuseum Schloss Lauenstein I 01778 Lauenstein | Phone +49 35054 2 5402 I firstname.lastname@example.org | www.schloss-lauenstein.de
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DIRECTIONS | BY CAR autobahn A17, exit Bad Gottleuba then towards Geising/Lauenstein via road S178 to Lauenstein | BY CITY RAIL S1 Dresden – Schöna to Heidenau, then continue with the »Mueglitztalbahn« railroad to Lauenstein
Published on Jan 13, 2017
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