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Novalis Memorial Weißenfels

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Novalis went down in literary history as an important German poet and early Romantic.

Friedrich von Hardenberg, known as Novalis, lived in the house at Klosterstraße 24 with his family from the age of 13 until his early death at 28.
After successfully passing his law exams, he began further studies at the Freiberg Mining Academy in order to acquire specialist knowledge for his job as a salt works assessor. During the entire time of his studies he was continuously
Novalis went down in literary history as an important German poet and early Romantic.

Friedrich von Hardenberg, known as Novalis, lived in the house at Klosterstraße 24 with his family from the age of 13 until his early death at 28.
After successfully passing his law exams, he began further studies at the Freiberg Mining Academy in order to acquire specialist knowledge for his job as a salt works assessor. Throughout the period of his studies, he was continually productive in literary terms, with the early and agonizing death of his 15-year-old fiancée having a strong impact on him and his literary output.
Among his most important works are the "Hymns to the Night" and the fragment "Heinrich von Ofterdingen", widely known for the symbolic figure of the "Blue Flower".
In the exhibition in the former residence and death house of Novalis¢, the person of Friedrich von Hardenberg is presented in its entirety. In this context, not only his literary work is illuminated, but also his research and findings in the field of geology/mining.


In addition to the baroque residence, the so-called "Novalis Pavilion" has been preserved and is located in the adjacent garden. The historic pavilion is used for readings and lectures, is open to visitors and can be booked for civil weddings.
Not far from this memorial is the current city park, where the poet found his final resting place. The idyllic "Poet's Corner" with memorial stone and Novalis bust commemorates him and his legacy.
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April - September:
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 13:00 pm - 17:00 pm

October - March :
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon and 13:00 pm - 16:00 pm
  • Bad weather offer
  • for all weathers
  • for school classes
  • for families
  • for individual guests
  • Suitable for seniors
  • for children (6-10 years)
  • for children (from 10 years)
  • Cash payment
Adults: 4,00 €
Students/trainees: 2,00 €
Students: free
guided tours: 10,00 €
Weißenfels is extensively integrated into the supra-regional traffic network by car, train, bus or plane. Important federal highways cross here.

The city on the Saale has motorway connections to the A 9 A 38.

The distance to Leipzig-Halle Airport is only about 35 km.

The train station is located directly in the city centre.

Also in the city centre is the bus station.

By bike Weißenfels can be reached directly via the Saaleradweg.

Where:

Address:

Novalis Literature Circle e.V.

Klosterstraße 24
06667 Weissenfels
Phone: +49 3443 / 234531
E-mail: info@novalis-weissdenfels.de
website: http://www.novalis-weißenfels.de/

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