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Merseburg House of Estates

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The Merseburg Ständehaus in the cathedral quarter.

Experience history in Merseburg. 
The Merseburg cathedral quarter, situated above the Saale river, with its Ständehaus, castle garden, cathedral and palace, is an incomparable place with a history of well over a thousand years.
The Ständehaus Merseburg reflects in the immediate vicinity of the world-famous Merseburg magic spells as well as unique building products from
The Merseburg Ständehaus in the cathedral quarter.

Experience history in Merseburg. 

The Merseburg cathedral quarter, situated above the Saale river, with its Ständehaus, castle garden, cathedral and palace, is an incomparable place with a history of well over a thousand years.
The Ständehaus Merseburg reflects the sublime ambience of a former seat of government in the immediate vicinity of the world-famous Merseburg magic spells as well as the unique architectural testimonies of episcopal and ducal times. Galleries, diverse cultural events and festive weddings enliven the impressive ensemble throughout the year.

Today's Congress and Cultural Centre Ständehaus Merseburg is firmly rooted in the city's history of democracy.

After the victory over Napoleon, the Final Act of the Congress of Vienna in 1815 stipulated that the Kingdom of Prussia also received parts of northern Saxony. From these the Prussian province of Saxony with the administrative districts of Erfurt, Magdeburg and Merseburg was founded and designated as the place of assembly Merseburg. On 2.10.1825 the first provincial state parliament took place in the Schlossgartensalon.

In the following years, the question of relocating the Provincial Assembly and the Provincial Association was a constant bone of contention, especially between Halle and Merseburg. Finally, on 12.3.1892, the XIII Provincial Assembly approved the offer of the city of Merseburg to build a new Ständehaus, and the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone took place as early as 7.9.1892.

The result was a representative building designed by Franz Heinrich Schwechten in a historicizing manner and planned by the Hallens architects Reinhold Knoch and Friedrich Kallmeyer, whose plenary hall was subsequently given a coffered ceiling and monumental paintings by Hugo Vogel. On 24.4.1895 the provincial committee met for the first time and met here until 1933.

After being returned to the reestablished state of Saxony-Anhalt in 1992 until it was handed over to the city of Merseburg in 1998, the building, previously used as the "House of Culture", stood empty and was rapidly decaying. Since 3 October 2003, after extensive restoration, the Ständehaus has already made a name for itself throughout Germany as a congress and cultural venue.


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Get married in a historical ambience!
Getting married in Merseburg is something very special.
For bridal couples who would like to say yes to each other in a historical ambience, a wedding ceremony in the Merseburg Ständehaus is just the right thing.

You can tie the knot for life in the wedding hall in a unique ambience with a fascinating view of the historic cathedral and castle ensemble. Your wedding party can take up to 40 seats.
After the wedding ceremony, the house with its almost royal, dignified staircase offers an unforgettable backdrop for wedding photos that will always tell of the happiness and glamour of the moment.
The castle garden adjacent to the Ständehaus is also particularly attractive for photographs, e.g. with a view of the castle ensemble or with a view of the castle garden salon.

Opening hours registry office Merseburg:
Tuesday: 9.00 hrs - 12.00 hrs and 14.00 hrs - 18.00 hrs
Thursday: 9.00 hrs - 12.00 hrs and 14.00 hrs - 15.30 hrs

Your contact persons:
Marriage registration
Tel. 03461 - 24 89 10

Births
Tel. 03461 - 24 89 11

Family books
Tel. 03461 - 24 89 12

Deaths
Tel. 03461 - 24 89 13

Where:

Address:

City of Merseburg

Upperaltenburg 2
06217 Merseburg
Phone: +49 3461 / 2489 - 261
E-mail: info@merseburg-staendehaus.de
website: http://www.merseburg-staendehaus.de/

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