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Eckartsberga

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Eckartsberga is a settlement with 1000 years of varied history.

There are many historical sights to be discovered in a scenic location. In the centre of the village you will find the town hall and the office building.

The town became famous because of the Eckartsburg Castle built by Margrave Ekkehard I of Meissen in 998, which was built on the important Via Regia due to its location on the Sachsenberg. Eckartsberga had market rights in the late Middle Ages, the town rights since
Eckartsberga is a settlement with 1000 years of varied history.

There are many historical sights to be discovered in a scenic location. In the centre of the village you will find the town hall and the office building.

The town became famous because of the Eckartsburg Castle built by Margrave Ekkehard I of Meissen in 998, which was built on the important Via Regia due to its location on the Sachsenberg. Eckartsberga had market rights in the late Middle Ages, the town charter since 1288, was a mint and had its own jurisdiction. From 1485 the town was the seat of the Saxon office of the same name. Until the middle of the 17th century, city life was shaped by haulage companies. A so-called pillar of fire on the outskirts of the town commemorates the burning of witches in 1563. Eckartsberga was situated on the edge of the embattled battlefields during the battle of Jena and Auerstedt in 1806.

The Heimatstube is located at the historic town hall. Here you can get a comprehensive insight into the lively history of the city of Finland through the many exhibits and battlefield finds. From there you can also take a walk to the defiant Eckartsburg Castle. The castle's showpiece is the 36-metre-high keep, which served as a watchtower and accommodation. Also worth seeing is the diorama with 6,000 pewter figures in the keep, in which the battle of Jena/Auerstedt in 1806 is reconstructed. In the inn located in the castle, the Landgrave's hard-working maids and servants welcome you warmly and lovingly provide you with delicious food and drinks or fresh cake and wonderfully fragrant coffee.
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Tourist Information / Municipal Office:

Citizen's garden 1
06647 Eckartsberga
Phone: +49 34465 / 70 19 12
E-mail: info@tourismus-finne.de
website: http://www.tourismus-finne.de/

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