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Castle Neu-Augustusburg

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The castle Neu-Augustusburg is enthroned far visibly above the Saale city of Weißenfels.

The residence of the Dukes of Weißenfels "Schloss Neu-Augustusburg" in the form of a monumental three-winged complex was built on the foundation walls of the former Weißenfels castle between 1660 and 1694. Until 1746, the castle served as the residence of the Saxonian branch line Saxony-Weißenfels and quickly developed into a cultural stronghold.

Johann Beer served at the Weißenfels court
The castle Neu-Augustusburg is enthroned far visibly above the Saale city of Weißenfels.

The residence of the Dukes of Weißenfels "Schloss Neu-Augustusburg" in the form of a monumental three-winged complex was built on the foundation walls of the former Weißenfels castle between 1660 and 1694. Until 1746, the castle served as the residence of the Saxonian branch line Saxony-Weißenfels and quickly developed into a cultural stronghold.

Johann Beer served as ducal concertmaster at the Weißenfels court, while Johann Phillip Krieger held the position of court kapellmeister. The personal physician of Duke Johann Adolf I of Weißenfels was a certain Georg Händel, who one day took his seven-year-old son with him to Weißenfels. In the presence of the Duke, the little Georg Friedrich Händel played the Schlosskirchen organ so impressively that the Duke convinced his father to provide a musical education for his son.

Thus Weißenfels is regarded as the place of discovery of the talent of Georg Friedrich Händel. Another world-class artist is also associated with Weißenfels Castle: Johann Sebastian Bach was the resident court conductor at Weißenfels. The Comedy Hall integrated into the south wing of the castle served as a stage for Caroline Neuber, for example. Opposite the Comedy Hall in the north wing is the impressive castle church of St. Trinitatis, which is still preserved today and is one of the most beautiful early baroque churches in Central Germany.

Equipped with frescoes and magnificent stucco work by Italian masters as well as a Förner organ, the church holds another treasure in the cellars: The prince's crypt with magnificently decorated tin and wooden sarcophagi of the Dukes of Saxony-Weissenfels. The Museum Weißenfels in Neu-Augustusburg Palace today houses an exhibition on the Duchy of Saxony-Weißenfels and the history of the town. It also houses the largest shoe museum in the new federal states with shoes from all over the world and prominent personalities. The castle church with Förner organ as well as constantly changing special exhibitions can be visited during the opening hours of the museum. 
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April to September:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

October to March:
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
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Adults 5 €.
reduced* 3 € (students, trainees, benefit recipients, people with a handicap, groups of 15 persons or more)
Students 1 €
Prince's crypt 5 €
Photo and video permission for private purposes 1,50 €
Guided tour 45 minutes up to 20 persons 40 € plus admission
Guided tour 45 minutes outside opening hours up to 20 people 80 € plus admission
by car:
- via the A 9 and A 38

by plane:
The distance to Leipzig-Halle Airport is only about 35 km

with the open local public transport system:
- Train station in the city centre
- Bus station in the city centre

by bike:
via the Saale cycle path

Where:

Address:

City of Weißenfels

Zeitzer Strasse 4
06667 Weissenfels
Phone: +49 3443 / 2390017
E-mail: info@museum-weissenfels.de
website: http://www.weissenfels.de/de/schloss-neu-augustusburg.html

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