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Museum Lützen Castle

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Description:

The castle is a jewel, located in the centre of the city and contains a museum.

In the middle of a small park in the city, the castle with its 43-metre-high tower rises up into the sky. The first documents document the construction of a castle by the bishops of Merseburg in 1252, and in the 14th century it was extended to a castle complex with a moat. It was not until 1538 that Bishop Sigismund von Lindenau had conversion work carried out to turn it into a Renaissance castle. The round towers
The castle is a jewel, located in the centre of the city and contains a museum.

In the middle of a small park in the city, the castle with its 43-metre-high tower rises up into the sky. The first documents document the construction of a castle by the bishops of Merseburg in 1252, and in the 14th century it was extended to a castle complex with a moat. It was not until 1538 that Bishop Sigismund von Lindenau had conversion work carried out to turn it into a Renaissance castle. The round towers, oriels and the upper floor were removed by Johann August Patzschke, who owned the castle in the 19th century. Also the moat no longer exists. The most famous guest of the castle was probably Generalissimus Albrecht von Wallenstein. He took up quarters here, from 5th to 6th November 1632, before the battle of Lützen.

Today the castle café is located in "Wallensteins Stube". In 1928 a museum was opened in the castle, which today owns the entire castle. The exhibition focuses on the 30-year war, the Napoleonic wars of liberation, especially in 1813, the battlefield archaeology in Lützen, the poet Johann Gottfried Seume and the history of the town. Two large dioramas depict the battle of Lützen on 6/16 November 1632 (3600 pewter figures) and the battle of Großgörschen on 2 May 1813 (5500 pewter figures). Regularly changing special exhibitions on various topics and exhibits from "granny's times" in the attic welcome you. 
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March/November:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

April-October:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:0 - 17:00

Note: Monday is a day of rest, but a visit to the museum is possible with prior reservation.
  • for all weathers
  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Pets allowed
  • Suitable for seniors
  • for children (any age)
  • Suitable for prams
  • German
  • English
  • Cash payment
  • Bank transfer
Adults: 4,00 €
person entitled to a reduction: 2,50 €
Family ticket: 11,00 €
Groups from 15 persons: 3,00 €
by car:
via A9/A38 and B87

by public transport:
Bus service: Weißenfels - Lützen; Markranstädt - Lützen and Merseburg Lützen

Where:

Address:

Schlossstraße 4
06686 Caps
Phone: +49 34444 20228
E-mail: museum@stadt-luetzen.de
website: http://www.museumluetzen.de/

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