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Neuenburg Castle

© Copyright by Kulturstiftung Sachsen-Anhalt, Thomas Tempel

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Neuchâtel Castle - a splendid centre of courtly culture

High above the winegrowing town of Freyburg lies the Neuchâtel, the sister castle of Wartburg Castle, founded around 1090 by the Thuringian Count Ludwig the Knight. By 1150 the first powerful complex had been built. With the rise of the Landgraves of Thuringia, the castle was further magnificently expanded. By 1230 the Neuchâtel was already about three times as large as the Wartburg! Architectural jewel is
Neuchâtel Castle - a splendid centre of courtly culture

High above the winegrowing town of Freyburg lies the Neuchâtel, the sister castle of Wartburg Castle, founded around 1090 by the Thuringian Count Ludwig the Knight. By 1150 the first powerful complex had been built. With the rise of the Landgraves of Thuringia, the castle was further magnificently expanded. By 1230 the Neuchâtel was already about three times as large as the Wartburg! The Romanesque double chapel built around 1170/75 is still an architectural gem today. Around 1185, Heinrich von Veldeke completed the "Eneasroman", the first Middle High German epic poem of chivalry and courtly life, commissioned by Hermann I. Neuchâtel Castle is thus considered one of the most important "literary places" in Germany. The Neuchâtel experienced the end of its high medieval heyday under Landgrave Ludwig IV and his wife, Saint Elisabeth. After the Ludowinger dynasty died out in 1247, the castle passed to the Margraves of Meissen. Conversions to a residential and hunting castle took place from the 16th to the 18th century under the Electors of Saxony and the Dukes of Saxony-Weissenfels. In 1815 the Neuenburg came into Prussian possession, in 1935 the first museum was established. After its closure from 1970 to 1989, which threatened its existence, the castle was saved by committed citizens.

Today Neuchâtel Castle belongs to the Cultural Foundation of Saxony-Anhalt. Classified as a "3-star" object, it is one of the most important architectural monuments on the "Romanesque Road".


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April to October:
Museum in the core castle daily 10:00 - 18:00 h

Children's bower Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Keep "Dicker Wilhelm" Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

November to March:
Museum in the core castle Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Children's bower Tuesday to Saturday 13:00 - 16:00

Keep "Dicker Wilhelm" closed
  • 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
  • Bank transfer
  • Children's play corner (inside)
  • WC facility
  • Nappy-changing room
  • Disabled WC
Entry to the core castle:
Museum with all exhibitions and children's bower
normal 6,50 €
reduced 4,00 €
Family 16,50 €

Dicker Wilhelm keep:
Seasonal special exhibition from April to October and observation tower normal 2,50 €
reduced 1,50 €

Combi-ticket:
Admission core castle + keep
normal 8,50 €
reduced 5,00 €
Family 19,00 €

Annual pass:
does not apply to events
normal 20,00 €

Guided tour of the castle:
Duration approx. one hour, museum admission included
normal 8,50 €
reduced 6,00 €
Group discount from ten persons 0,50 €

individual guidance:
They are run separately, without other museum visitors
Supplement per group 30,00 €

Guided tour outside opening hours:
Supplement per group 60,00 €

Program "Children's birthday party" in the children's bower:
Supplement per group 30,00 €

Reduced admission applies to children from 3 years of age, pupils, trainees, students, severely disabled persons and recipients of unemployment benefits upon presentation of an entitlement pass.
by car:
-via the A9, the A4 or the A14 via the B180 or the B176 In Freyburg and its surroundings the route to Neuchâtel is well signposted. Please use the visitors' car park at the "Berghotel zum Edelacker", which is also suitable for coaches and mobile homes. From there it is only a five minute walk to the Neuchâtel.

by train:
The train station Naumburg (Saale) is recommended. From there you can take the regional train to Freyburg, seven kilometres away, every hour. From Freyburg station it is a 15-minute walk to the Neuenburg.

Where:

Address:

Saxony-Anhalt Cultural Foundation, Museum Schloss Neuenburg

Lock 1
06632 Freyburg
Phone: +49 34464 / 35530
E-mail: info@schloss-neuenburg.de
website: http://www.schloss-neuenburg.de/

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