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Schloss Rochlitz, Rochlitz

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Castle · Tourist Spot
Rochlitz Castle or Rochlitz Palace (German: Schloss Rochlitz) lies in the west of the town of Rochlitz in the county of Mittelsachsen in the Free State of Saxony. It was built on the site of an imperial castle, erected in the second half of the 10th century, which fell into the possession of the Wettin margraves in 1143. Its appearance, which includes several Romanesque wings, is considerably influenced by its remodelling into a margravial schloss in the fourth quarter of the 14th century. Further conversions and additions followed at the end of the 15th and in the 16th centuries, when the castle became a secondary residenz, dower house and hunting lodge for the Wettin family. The castle or palace was the residence for members of the Saxon princely house eight times. From the 18th century the castle served as an administrative centre (justice department and district court); in 1852 it became a gaol, which necessitated considerable alteration. The museum founded in 1892 was gradually expanded and, today, takes up almost the entire castle.

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  • Driving from Chemnitz to Leipzig saw the sign for Schloss Rochlitz on the motorway so decided to make a diversion and glad we did. Visited Schloss Colditz before (mainly because of WW2 connection...  more »
  • I have been here a year ago but could not access all areas due to a special exhibition and this time around we had a whole castle to explore and it did not disappoint. From it's medieval roots to...  more »
  • This is an excellent castle to visit! Whenever you hear the word castle this is the type of place you are thinking of! We originally thought that we would only stop for maybe an hour but we stayed for about 2.5 hours looking through the place! The admission price that I paid was 5Euros. The first room that you enter has a screen that you can press a button to learn more about the castle. The language options are German or English. I highly recommend that you visit this place. Please take a look at some of the photos I have posted as well.
  • Was there for the medieval festival. I enjoyed it a lot. There was musik and all people were in costumes. The place was perfect. There is a museum insude the castle and a beautiful view on the river and town.
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