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Dornburg castles

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Description:

The balcony of Thuringia

Three castles, three characters - the unique ensemble of the Dornburg castles is enthroned on a rock above the Saale valley. The Dukes of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach valued the "Balcony of Thuringia" as their summer residence. More than 800 years of history are united here. The Old Castle contains the remains of a medieval castle. The rococo castle is a gallant pleasure palace of the 18th century
The balcony of Thuringia

Three castles, three characters - the unique ensemble of the Dornburg castles is enthroned on a rock above the Saale valley. The Dukes of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach valued the "Balcony of Thuringia" as their summer residence. More than 800 years of history are united here. The Old Castle contains the remains of a medieval castle. The rococo castle is a gallant pleasure palace of the 18th century with a porcelain collection. The Renaissance castle is closely connected with Johann Wolfang von Goethe. He adored the lovingly tended palace gardens - they are a delight for strollers and rose lovers. The wine from the Dornburg castle hill is also popular then and now.
On the edge of a shell limestone plateau with a magnificent view of the charming Saaleland is the unique ensemble of the Dornburg castles. The three castles from different eras invite you to a unique journey through time.

Rococo castle:
The walls of the Old Palace tell of the imperial palace of Otto I. In the Renaissance Palace visitors can relive the work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and in the Rococo Palace they can immerse themselves in the courtly dining culture. The park, which is designed according to French and English models, is unique in its five terraces with steeply sloping vineyards, rose trellises and arcades.

Walking terraces, vantage points and vineyards were created on a total of five levels. The vineyard cottage, rebuilt in 1999, and the old grape varieties tell of the more than 1000 year old winegrowing tradition in the Saale valley.



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Opening hours in the season April to October (Rococo and Renaissance castle):

daily (except Wednesdays) 10:00 - 17:00
on public holidays also open on Wednesdays

The garden is open daily from 9:00 am until nightfall. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Bauhaus workshop:
November to March
Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:00
April to October
Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00
  • for all weathers
  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for seniors
Combination ticket (castles, Bauhaus workshop museum, ceramics museum Bürgel) 10,00 €
Combi-ticket reduced 7,00 €

Where:

Address:

Thuringian Palaces and Gardens Foundation

Max-Krehan-Strasse 2
07774 Camburg
Phone: +49 36427 / 215131
E-mail: schlossverwaltung@dornburg-schloesser.de
website: http://www.thueringerschloesser.de/objekt/dornburg/

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