The Pearl in Saxony’s Crown
Weesenstein Castle has presided over the Mueglitz Valley near Pirna for 800 years. It has been extensively restructured, layer by layer, on several occasions to align the architecture with contemporary tastes. The Gothic and classicist elements combine to form a unique specimen that stands out from all the castles in Saxony. Its intriguing staircase has lots of nooks and crannies to be explored, including a horse’s stable on the fifth floor. The chambers adorned with precious tapestries are located one floor beneath the cellar. Every fifth window is merely painted onto the façade of this strange castle. The former lord of the manor can sometimes be heard haunting the »Monk’s Way«. Anyone who loves castles will always find little adventures at Weesenstein Castle before taking a leisurely stroll in the French-style castle park.
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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.