The cradle of the Wettins stood in the northern Saale district. In Wettin, Petersberg and Landsberg the noble family left its traces.
As a starting point for an excursion in the footsteps of the early Wettin dynasty, the ancestral castle in Wettin, picturesquely enthroned above the river Saale, is recommended. A very special sight is hidden in the Wettin district Mücheln. Here stands the only Templar chapel in Germany. In the summer months a garden café with gallery in the former Mücheln village church invites you to a "picnic by the wayside".
The Petersberg collegiate church from the 12th century attracts many people every year. Here you can find the grave of the early Wettin family. A new monastery there has resumed the tradition of the Middle Ages. Six sisters and brothers together create their life, which is essentially shaped by "ora et labora - praying and working". Below the collegiate church, the restaurant & café "Pavillon Petersberg" invites you to linger.
A final highlight of the journey is one of the most beautiful double chapels in Europe, the Romanesque double chapel "Sanctae Crucis" in Landsberg, with its fascinating capital decoration and refined spatial solutions. The historical inn "Goldener Löwe" or the brewery parlour of the Landsberg brewery will take care of your physical well-being.
Museum in the castle:
Mon & Tue 12 to 5 pm
Thu 12 to 6 pm
Fr 11 to 15
Sat & Sun (summer half year) 13 to 17 hrs
Further dates by arrangement.
Collegiate Church Petersberg
Mountain trail 11
daily 8 to 18 o'clock
Double chapel and Museum Landsberg
May to October:
Sa 15 h guided tour
Sun 11am & 3pm guided tour
All year Mo to Fr by arrangement (phone: 034602 20690)