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Gustav Adolf Memorial

© Copyright by Museum Lützen

Description:

Lützen has been closely connected with the name of the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf since 1632.

He lost his life here, at the gates of the city, in one of the most costly and bloody battles of the 30-year war

More than 35,000 soldiers fought in the fields of Lützen on that November day. On the one side was the Imperial Catholic army under Albrecht von Wallenstein, on the other the Swedish Protestant army, led by the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf
Lützen has been closely connected with the name of the Swedish king Gustav II Adolf since 1632.

He lost his life here, at the gates of the city, in one of the most costly and bloody battles of the 30-year war

More than 35,000 soldiers fought in the fields of Lützen on that November day. On one side was the Imperial Catholic army under Albrecht von Wallenstein, on the other the Swedish Protestant army, commanded by the Swedish King Gustav II Adolf himself. With Gustav II Adolf more than 6,000 men died in "smoke and fog". 1632 : an ice-age erratic block marks the place of death of the king on the battlefield immediately after the battle. 1837 : the cast-iron canopy designed by K. F. Schinkel is erected above the so-called "Schwedenstein". 1906/1907: The Swedish consul Oskar Ekman and his wife Maria donate the Gustav-Adolf Chapel, which was built in the Scandinavian style.1932 and 1982: Two wooden houses from Dalarna in Sweden are built for living and exhibition purposes.
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March and November:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

April - October:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Note: December - February winter break
  • Bad weather offer
  • for all weathers
  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for seniors
  • for children (any age)
  • German
  • English
  • Cash payment
Adults: 3,50€
Children from 6 years and reduced: 2,50€
Groups from 15 persons: 2,50€ p.p.
Children and school groups: 2,00 € p.p.
Connection to A9 and A38, located directly on the B87
Direct bus connections from Leipzig and Weißenfels
Saale cycle path, Sol cycle path and cycle path to Leipzig nearby
paved footpath from Lützen to the memorial

Where:

Address:

Gustav-Adolf-Strasse 42
06686 Caps
Phone: +49 34444 / 20317
E-mail: gedenkstaette@stadt-luetzen.de
website: http://www.museumluetzen.de/

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