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

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