Ortenburg

Where Ortenburg castle stands today, there once stood fortifications completed around AD 600 and enlarged by Heinrich I in 958 as a frontier fort. Two devastating fires destroyed the fortress, which was to be rebuilt in Late Gothic style by Matthias Corvin, King of Hungary, in the 15C. The tower on the north wing still bears a relief portrait of the Hungarian king. In 1698, at the height of the Baroque period, three Renaissance gables were added to the castle!

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Ortenburg

Nearby tourist attractions

Sorbian Museum
Sorbian Museum
In the former salt storehouse, the
1:00
Fortifications
Fortifications
These well-preserved ramparts encircling
1:00
Dom St.-Peter
Dom St.-Peter
St Peter's Cathedral is the only place
0:30
Water Tower
Water Tower
This old water tower was built in 1558
0:30
Market Square
Market Square
The Market Square is surrounded by
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Fortifications
Fortifications
These well-preserved ramparts encircling
1:00
Dom St.-Peter
Dom St.-Peter
St Peter's Cathedral is the only place
0:30
Water Tower
Water Tower
This old water tower was built in 1558
0:30
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Sorbian Museum
Sorbian Museum
In the former salt storehouse, the
1:00
Dom St.-Peter
Dom St.-Peter
St Peter's Cathedral is the only place
0:30
See all