Rammenau (Sorbian: Ramnow) is a municipality in the district of Bautzen, in Saxony, Germany. It is known as the birthplace of the well-known German philosopher Johann Gottlieb Fichte.

Rammenau
Rammenau Castle, front side
Rammenau Castle, front side
Location of Rammenau within Bautzen district
Rammenau in BZ.svg
Rammenau is located in Germany
Rammenau
Rammenau
Rammenau is located in Saxony
Rammenau
Rammenau
Coordinates: 51°9′N 14°8′E / 51.150°N 14.133°E / 51.150; 14.133Coordinates: 51°9′N 14°8′E / 51.150°N 14.133°E / 51.150; 14.133
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictBautzen
Municipal assoc.Bischofswerda
Subdivisions3
Government
 • MayorAndreas Langhammer (Ind.)
Area
 • Total10.76 km2 (4.15 sq mi)
Elevation
296 m (971 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,367
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
01877
Dialling codes03594
Vehicle registrationBZ, BIW, HY, KM
Websitewww.rammenau.de

Rammenau Castle was built between 1721 and 1735 by architect Johann Christoph Knöffel for Ernst Ferdinand von Knoch, chamberlain of king Augustus II the Strong. As Knoch went bankrupt with the immense costs of this project, Franz Josef von Hoffmann purchased it in a foreclosure auction in 1744. In 1879 it was sold to the von Posern family, with the last owner, Margarete von Helldorff née von Posern, being expropriated by the communists in 1945. Today it is owned by the State Palaces, Castles and Gardens of Saxony and open to the public, housing a museum with period furniture.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.

LiteratureEdit

External linksEdit

  • Rammenau in the Digital Historic Index of Places in Saxony (Digitales Historisches Ortsverzeichnis von Sachsen)