Ortenburg

Where Ortenburg castle stands today, there once stood fortifications completed around 600 CE and enlarged by Heinrich I in the 10C in a bid to extend his frontiers. It was to be rebuilt in the Late Gothic style by Matthias Corvin, King of Hungary, in the 15C, in the wake of two devastating fires. 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 tacked onto the castle!

Useful information

Address : 

Ortenburg, 02625 Bautzen

Nearby tourist attractions

Sorbian Museum
Sorbian Museum
In a former salt storehouse, the Sorbian
1:00
Fortifications of Bautzen Fortifications of Bautzen
Fortifications of Bautzen
These well-preserved ramparts encircling
1:00
Dom St.-Peter Dom St.-Peter
Dom St.-Peter
St Peter's Cathedral is the only place
0:30
Water Tower Water Tower
Water Tower
This old water tower was built in 1558
0:30
Market Square
Market Square
The Main Square is surrounded by
0:15
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Other ideas « Patrimony »

Fortifications of Bautzen Fortifications of Bautzen
Fortifications of Bautzen
These well-preserved ramparts encircling
1:00
Dom St.-Peter Dom St.-Peter
Dom St.-Peter
St Peter's Cathedral is the only place
0:30
Water Tower Water Tower
Water Tower
This old water tower was built in 1558
0:30
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

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