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Leuchtenburg castle

N 5048.244', E 1136.751'
2018-05-26
https://www.museum-leuchtenburg.de/english.html
Our rating: 6.60
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The picturesque castle on the hill, first mentioned in 1221. Throughout the history, it took part in many battles and was a refuge during the wars.

Leuchtenburg castle
Leuchtenburg castle Yuriy Buriak

Since 1705 it was used as a mental hospital. From the 18th century until 1871 inside was a prison and later a hotel. After 1951 there was a children's camp, a hostel and a restaurant, the latter is still operating now. Also there is a large porcelain museum (Porzellanwelten Leuchtenburg) in the castle.

In the 1980s, in the days of the GDR, the castle was planned as a prison for... citizens arrested during protests. 600 places were prepared, a secret radio station, and even a Stasi safe house (Ministry of State Security).

Leuchtenburg castle
Leuchtenburg castle Yuriy Buriak


Leuchtenburg castle
Leuchtenburg castle Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: parking N 50 48.147 E 11 36.804. On the bus you need to go to the bus stop Seitenroda, use bahn.de.
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