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Guided tour of the Weißenfels Residenz


Castle Neu-Augustusburg, residence castle of the dukes of Saxony-Weissenfels

Description:

The tour leads through the garden to the castle church and ends in the royal box of the castle.

High above the Saale river stands the early baroque castle complex Neu - Augustusburg. It was built from 1660 to 1694 according to plans by Johann Moritz Richter the Elder. From 1680 until the death of the fifth and last duke in 1746, the castle served as the residence of the House of Saxony-Weissenfels. The splendid court of the dukes helped the town of Weißenfels to prosperity and, above all, made the cultural life of the town more important.
The tour leads through the garden to the castle church and ends in the royal box of the castle.

High above the Saale river stands the early baroque castle complex Neu - Augustusburg. It was built from 1660 to 1694 according to plans by Johann Moritz Richter the Elder. From 1680 until the death of the fifth and last duke in 1746, the castle served as the residence of the House of Saxony-Weissenfels. The splendid court of the dukes helped the town of Weißenfels to prosperity and above all allowed the cultural life to flourish. German artists such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Beer, Johann Philipp Krieger Georg Philipp Telemann and Friederike Caroline Neuber achieved great fame at the court of Weißenfels with their skills. With stucco work by Giovanni Caroveri and Bartholomeo Quadri and the pulpit altar designed by Johann Heinrich Böhme the Elder, the palace church of St. Trinitatis still bears witness to its former splendour. Below the chancel is the princely crypt of the Dukes of Saxony-Weissenfels and their family. Between 1669 and 1775, 28 magnificent tin sarcophagi and ten wooden coffins were placed in the crypt.  
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40,00 € guided tour package (maximum 20 persons), plus per person 5,00 € (adults), 3,00 € (reduced)
  • Cash payment
  • Bank transfer
by car:
via the A 9 and A 38

by plane:
Leipzig-Halle Airport. The distance is only about 35 km.

by public transport:
- directly in the city centre there is the railway station
- in the city centre is the bus station

by bike:
via the Saale cycle path
Duration: 60 minutes, groups: Discount from 15 persons
Free entry: in case of closed travel groups, the tour guide, one person plus bus driver, receives free entry. When calculating group sizes, the tour guide is not taken into account.
Booking period: all year round by appointment Guided tours in English are available on request.
Cancellation fees: Booked services can be cancelled free of charge up to 4 days before the agreed date. After that the following cancellation fees are due: up to the day before the date 50 %, on the day of performance: 100 % 

Where:

Address:

Museum Weißenfels in the castle Neu-Augustusburg

Zeitzer Strasse 4
06667 Weissenfels
Phone: +49 3443 / 2390017
E-mail: info@museum-weissenfels.de
website: http://www.weissenfels.de/de/schloss-neu-augustusburg.html

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