»Weesenstein is not simply located there – but prouder and more surprising«, is what a fascinated visitor wrote in his travel report in 1801. This way or similarly may be the sensations of today’s visitors when they suddenly see the castle rise majestically on a rock spur, towering over the Mueglitz valley.
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The History of Weesenstein Castle
The unique ensemble of Weesenstein Castle looks back on eight centuries of Saxon history. Shaped by the rule of the von Buenau family, it became the »secret residence« of the Saxon royals in the 19th century under King John of Saxony.
Exhibitions at Weesenstein Castle
The visitor shall enjoy the beauty of what once was the seat of nobility, but also learn that castles, such as Weesenstein, were no places of idleness rather than centers of business and administration of the manorial system. Today one can hardly imagine that anymore – but visitors of Weesenstein surely can.