Neuenburg Castle (Freyburg)

Neuenburg Castle is a hilltop castle overlooking Freyburg, a town in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

Neuenburg Castle
Schloss Neuenburg
Neuenburg Burgenland 2.jpg
View from Freyburg train station
Neuenburg Castle (Freyburg) is located in Germany
Neuenburg Castle (Freyburg)
General information
Typehilltop castle
Architectural styleRomanesque, Gothic and later additions
Town or cityFreyburg, Saxony-Anhalt
CountryGermany
Website
Schloss-Neuenburg.de

The castle was built around 1090 by the Thuringian count Ludwig der Springer, securing his territory in the east, as did its sister castle Wartburg in the west.[1] The name Neuenburg derives from German for "new castle".

From 1656 until 1746 it was a secondary residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Weissenfels.

Bergfried known as Dicker Wilhelm (Fat William)
Double chapel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1] Archived 2011-03-08 at the Wayback Machine

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Coordinates: 51°12′31″N 11°46′32″E / 51.20861°N 11.77556°E / 51.20861; 11.77556