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Ceramics, and childhood dreams Frohburg Castle

hen Kurt Feuerriegel founded the »Work-


enchants and surprises the beholder. A second exhibi-

ved to a large extent in today’s buildings, which have

shop of Saxon Handicraft Potteries« in Froh-

tion area at the castle museum will definitely light up

been »growing together« into the current castle building

burg in 1910, the little town developed into a center of

childrens’ eyes: historical toys from 100 years ago will

over the centuries. Individual building stages can still

ambitious ceramic production of great renown throug-

take visitors back to the time when their grandparents

be retraced by the shapes of window and door jambs,

hout Germany. The potter’s craft, with its deep roots

or great-grandparents were still children. Dolls and doll

gables, decorative elements and the like. The castle saw

in Middle Saxony for centuries, received a new impe-

houses, affectionately equipped toy kitchens, toys for

its heyday at the beginning of the 19th century. Its

tus – and the master himself earned numerous prizes

playing shops, steam engines, railways, puppet-on-a-

owner at the time, Baron Ernst von Bluemner, had the

and awards. With its precious collection of ceramics

string theaters and much more will rekindle the desire

interior of the building redesigned in Classicist style.

made by Feuerriegel, the museum at Frohburg Castle

to play, even in adults. Taking a first look at the four-

Two beautiful halls with allegoric decorations, the Sto-

possesses a truly special treasure. The variety of his

wing property of Frohburg Castle may not instantly

ne Hall with its monumental landscape fresco and the

works on display there – from faiences and terracotta

reveal its age, but it does go back to a Romanesque

Hall of Paintings with its arched, illusionistically pain-

castle from around 1200. Its masonry has been preser-

ted coffered ceiling, have survived time since then.

sculptures via stove tiles down to structural ceramics – Hall of Paintings

Museum Schloss Frohburg | Florian-Geyer-Strasse 1 | 04654 Frohburg | Phone + 49 34348 51563 | | BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT by rail from Leipzig or Chemnitz to Geithain, then by city rail to Frohburg


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DIRECTIONS | BY CAR along autobahn A 72, exit Frohburg, then along federal road B 7 to Frohburg

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